Category: Health

Department of Missing the Point

So I’m reading this story on Yahoo about an abstinence group at Harvard. It pretty much runs the course of most articles of this sort: blahblah students are oversexed, blahblah the university promotes sex, blahblah we formed a group to…

Pricier contraceptives for college women

Well this is fantastic. Prices of oral contraceptives are doubling and tripling on college campuses. While $30-45 might not sound ridiculously expensive — after all, you are preventing pregnancy — that’s a lot of money for a student living on…

Myth-Busting

Emma Goldman speaks to a crowd about birth control in New York City’s Union Square. via. via Feministing, CNN has a good article which clears up 10 myths about the pill. The only one I have a quibble with is…

Because I’m still sick…

Read my article in Alternet today! It’s about the HPV vaccine, and the fact that it’s prohibitively expensive for college students (and not covered by university insurance). I wish I had more space in the article to write about the…

The Ethics of Genetic Testing

Michael Bérubé, full-time Professor of Dangeral Studies and weekend blogger at Pandagon, has both a post and an article (in the Toronto Globe & Mail) about prenatal testing and some of the ethical issues it raises, in particular where the…

…when you’re a woman

Way to go, WaPo: When is $4 million really $2.8 million? One answer is “When you’re a woman,” as the Labor Department has repeatedly found that women earn about 75 cents for every dollar that men earn for the same…

From the Department of Pussy Mutilation

From Chicklet, who always sends me the most disturbing links: many doctors are questioning Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation™, one of the latest plastic-surgery gimmicks that have been created to fill a manufactured “need” for some bizarro standard of perfection. The “need”…