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Weekly News Round-Up, 1/10

January 10, 2010

Thanks to Academic OB/Gyn for pointing people to their local medical library for access to the medical literature, along with a reminder that you can’t get by just reading the abstracts of articles.

Feminists with Female Sexual Dysfunction has info on an upcoming segment on vulvodynia on the Dr. Oz show. [I’ve never seen the show so I can’t speak for how well it covers health, although I know the ScienceBlogs folks have been critical of Dr. Oz and the whole Oprahsphere when it comes to health]

Via Lauredhel at Hoyden, the 20th Down Under Feminist Carnival is up, and includes several health-related links. I particularly liked this rant against the “save the tatas” brand of sexiness breast cancer talk, especially after this week’s Facebook bra nonsense. [Note: some links I clicked on were formatted weirdly with at the beginning – delete that part and the quotations around the URL and it should go to the right site]

In other blog carnival news, Grand Rounds Volume 6, Number 15 (a medical blogging carnival) is up at Blogborygmi. It includes a good post from The Blog that Ate Manhattan on the USPSTF breast cancer/mammography recommendations.

The Consumer Reports health blog has nice coverage of a provision in the Senate health plan “to make drug labels more consumer friendly by providing benefit and risk information in a table, or ‘drug facts box,’ similar to a nutritional label on food products.”

A reader diary by LaurenEmily at RH Reality Check talks about Kim McMillan, who is running for Governor in my home state of Tennessee.

Also in Tennessee, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region has a new Spanish-language version of their website up (via @ppgmr)

Planning for the 24 hour virtual International Day of the Midwife 2010 has suggestions for online activities related to spreading the word about midwifery.

Lucinda Marshall at Not Under the Bus talks about the use of abortion as a bargaining chip in the health reform debates and how reproductive health and justice is much broader than just abortion rights.

Renee at Womanist Musings writes that Yes Disableism and Fat Hatred Do Go Hand in Hand.

meloukhia at FWD/Forward writes about disability and domestic violence.

Via a Shameless Self Promotion post at Feministe, I learned of a blog called Angry Feminist Doc, from a med student. Who is finding that “medical school is everything I always feared it would be. I met a person who was unaware women could give birth in more than one position.” I haven’t read much there yet, but will be checking back.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. MomTFH permalink
    January 10, 2010 4:22 pm

    Ooh, that Angry Feminist Doc sounds right up my alley. Time to go check it out…

  2. January 11, 2010 8:23 pm

    Thanks very much for mentioning the Virtual International Day of the Midwife May 5th 2010. This is a day when midwives can take part on online events that celebrate midwifery and allow midwives to connect with each other on an international basis. If any one wants to put on an event or attend an event, please let me know:

    cheers Sarah

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