Tag Archives: women’s health

No More Pap Smears?

If you’re a woman over 21, that headline probably got your attention. After all, who likes Pap smears? Wouldn’t it be great to never need one again? Well, don’t get too excited because the alternative could be worse, if a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee gets its way. The committee proposes replacing Pap […]

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Pregnant in Fracking Country?

It’s been a difficult year to be an American woman. Everyone who has never met you seems to have an opinion on how you should live your life. Never does this scrutiny exist more than when a woman is pregnant. From what I’ve noticed, pregnancy ups the invasive questioning ten fold. I’ve never been pregnant, but […]

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Waging a Global War FOR Women

I just returned from the “2012 International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action,” an international conference in Istanbul focused on the global effort to make life-saving family planning and reproductive health care available to all women around the world. The clear message at the conference was that we absolutely know […]

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The Month of Competing Priorities for Women

We at Fem2.0 have been focused on Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  While we will continue that focus, and we feel strongly about the ability of communities to take action and change the future of violence against women, we would be remiss to ignore the fact that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While I […]

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Professional Friday: How to Find a Job in Reproductive Health

I have been lucky enough to have never had a real job. Yes I spent many a summer among six year olds, but I have never worked for a for-profit company, never stood behind a counter, never taken someone’s order.   Over the past five years I have been even luckier to almost exclusively work for […]

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Breast Implants, Plastic Surgery and Hollywood

Did you know that breast augmentation is the ultimate "women’s issue"? Implants can critically damage women’s health and personal finances. They are for sale based on questionable safety studies paid for by multi-million-dollar, male-dominated industry. They target the ultimate symbol of our femininity, our breasts. Read all about it in this award-winning Glamour magazine article. […]

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