OBOS Round-Up: Elections, Pelvic Exams, Breast Cancer Pinkification, and More
Some of my recent posts at Our Bodies Our Blog are highlighted below. Don’t forget the upcoming 40th anniversary of the landmark book; a new edition will come out next year to celebrate the milestone! In the meantime, catch up with health news and commentary over at http://www.ourbodiesourblog.org
Election-Related Repro Rights Round-Up – a collection of commentary from reproductive rights advocates on what the recent election may mean for women.
NPR Takes on Pink Ribbon Fatigue: Views from Komen, Breast Cancer Action – NPR talked to a representative of Breast Cancer Action, which has criticized pink ribbon campaigns for breast cancer, and a representative of Komen, which kind of thrives on them.
Meeting Dispatch: Resources from the CUE/Cochrane/Campbell Colloquium – Includes links to plenary session videos from speakers including Susan Love and former Rep. Patricia Schroeder, as well as online resources for health information.
Letters Respond to Lancet Home Birth Editorial With Feminist Perspective – snippets from letters responding to an editorial that proclaimed that “Women have the right to choose how and where to give birth, but they do not have the right to put their baby at risk.” Oh hell yeah we do. Ahem.
And also, from our fearless leader Judy Norsigian: Share Your Story: What Have You Learned About Your Body from a Women’s Health Nurse-Practitioner Or Other OB-GYN Clinician? – a call for clinicians to share their stories of educating women about their bodies, and for women who have benefited from clinicians who really take the time to explain what’s going on with their bodies to tell those stories as well. See the post for further details.