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First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Are Breast Implants “Absolutely Safe”? OBOS Keeps Focus on Health Risks

As New York subway riders know , advertising for breast augmentation is on the rise, with more explicit imagery than ever before. These ads are obviously good at attracting attention, but not so much when it comes to providing information. They never ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Collective Outrage: Commentary on This Week’s Supreme Court Decisions

This week, the Supreme Court issued two extremely disappointing decisions with significant negative implications for women’s health and reproductive rights. The first – and the one that hits us closest to home – was the McCullen v. Coakley ruling ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Lancet Series Puts Focus on Midwifery Care

The Lancet has released a major international series on midwives  that focuses on promoting midwifery care in settings that currently have poor health outcomes for women and babies. The series includes four papers on midwifery and quality care — developed ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Creating a Space for (Talking About) Breastfeeding in Public

By Amanda Barnes Cook Amanda Barnes Cook When I took Intro to Child Development as a clueless 19-year-old, it took me by surprise when the professor stood in front of a room of 100-plus undergraduates and told a story about her personal experience ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 24 2014]
Entities: Breastfeeding, Sex, Cricket
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

In Memory of Doris Haire

by Cindy Pearson We’ve lost another foremother. She isn’t as well-known as Maya Angelou, but Doris Haire touched the lives of as many women as did the justly famous author. Doris Haire died on June 7 at age 88. Doris was a champion of women’s right ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

Reproductive Justice Concerns Surround Long-Acting Contraception Methods

A  commentary published in the April issue of the journal Contraception considers the benefits and drawbacks of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) while also encouraging adoption of a reproductive justice approach in their promotion. Jenny ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 13 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

Center for Genetics and Society and Our Bodies Ourselves Receive MacArthur Foundation Award

by Judy Norsigian & Marcy Darnovsky We are delighted to announce that the Center for Genetics and Society and Our Bodies Ourselves have been awarded a $200,000 grant over two years by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for our collaborative ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 11 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

CDC and Consumer Reports Track Cesarean Birth Rates

The CDC recently released its preliminary data on 2013 U.S. births . Among the findings: a very, very slight decline in the cesarean birth rate — 32.7 percent in 2013, down from 32.8 percent of all births in 2012. Reporting past trends, the CDC explains ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 11 2014]
First reported Jun 06 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 1 reports

Ibis Launches New Site for Teens with Epilepsy

By Katie Johnston Epilepsy, a chronic disorder of the nervous system characterized by recurrent, unpredictable seizures, is the most common neurological disorder in women of reproductive age. Over one million women and girls in the United States require ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 06 2014]
First reported Jun 04 2014 - Updated Jun 04 2014 - 1 reports

Rally Against Sexual Violence in Nepal Draws Thousands

Dr. Renu Rajbhandari stated that recognition of a woman’s ownership of her body is necessary in order to respect her choices. / Photo courtesy of WOREC Last month, the National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRD) and the National ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 04 2014]
First reported May 29 2014 - Updated May 29 2014 - 1 reports

When Did Women’s Health Become a Divisive Political Issue Instead of a Private Medical One?

By Carol Roye , EdD, RN While reading an American history book a number of years ago, I came across the statement that evangelical church leaders had not concerned themselves with women’s issues such as abortion until the mid-1970s. As long as women ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - May 29 2014]
First reported May 11 2014 - Updated May 11 2014 - 1 reports

OBOS’s History is the History of the Women’s Liberation Movement

By Joan Ditzion At a recent conference at Boston University, OBOS founders Nancy Miriam Hawley, Paula Doress-Worters, Wendy Sanford, and myself wove together our diverse personal coming-of-age stories with the organization’s early history. The B.U. ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - May 11 2014]

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Creating a Space for (Talking About) Breastfeed... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 24 2014]
In Memory of Doris Haire [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 16 2014]
Reproductive Justice Concerns Surround Long-Act... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 13 2014]
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CDC and Consumer Reports Track Cesarean Birth R... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 11 2014]
Ibis Launches New Site for Teens with Epilepsy [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 06 2014]
Rally Against Sexual Violence in Nepal Draws Th... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 04 2014]
When Did Women’s Health Become a Divisive Polit... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - May 29 2014]
OBOS’s History is the History of the Women’s Li... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - May 11 2014]
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Smoke and Mirrors and Women, Oh My [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Apr 03 2014]
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Stillbirths and Infant Health Risks Higher in C... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Feb 28 2014]
It’s all about equality, right? [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Feb 28 2014]
New Data Shows IVF Use Has Steadily Grown [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Feb 20 2014]
New Study Raises More Questions About the Value... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Feb 14 2014]
In Memoriam: Dr. Gary Romalis [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Feb 11 2014]
U.S. Abortion Rate Drops, But What Do the Numbe... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Feb 07 2014]
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Are Breast Implants “Absolutely Safe”? OBOS Kee... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 11 2014]
As New York subway riders know , advertising for breast augmentation is on the rise, with more explicit imagery than ever before. These ads are obviously good at attracting attention, but not so much when it comes to providing information. They never ...
Collective Outrage: Commentary on This Week’s S... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 02 2014]
This week, the Supreme Court issued two extremely disappointing decisions with significant negative implications for women’s health and reproductive rights. The first – and the one that hits us closest to home – was the McCullen v. Coakley ruling ...
Lancet Series Puts Focus on Midwifery Care [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 30 2014]
The Lancet has released a major international series on midwives  that focuses on promoting midwifery care in settings that currently have poor health outcomes for women and babies. The series includes four papers on midwifery and quality care — developed ...
Creating a Space for (Talking About) Breastfeed... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 24 2014]
By Amanda Barnes Cook Amanda Barnes Cook When I took Intro to Child Development as a clueless 19-year-old, it took me by surprise when the professor stood in front of a room of 100-plus undergraduates and told a story about her personal experience ...
In Memory of Doris Haire [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 16 2014]
by Cindy Pearson We’ve lost another foremother. She isn’t as well-known as Maya Angelou, but Doris Haire touched the lives of as many women as did the justly famous author. Doris Haire died on June 7 at age 88. Doris was a champion of women’s right ...
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