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OBOS Round-Up: Elections, Pelvic Exams, Breast Cancer Pinkification, and More

November 8, 2010

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

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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2010 10:04 pm

    Intend to read books will be asked to check the grades are good.

  2. November 18, 2010 12:15 pm

    Just wanted to thank you for this great article; this is the thing that keeps me encouraged through my day. I have been searching around for these posts under recommendation from a colleague and was pleased after I found it after searching for a while. Obviously, being a blogger myself, I’m glad to see others taking initiative and contributing to the community. Just wanted to show my gratitude for your work as it’s very encouraging, and many writers don’t get the recognition they deserve. I know I’ll come back to read more and will refer some of my friends here.

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