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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 6, 2011 | General |Women's Health | Comments (0)

I have an image of what violence and abuse is; kicking, punching, slapping, and shoving. It hurts the body, sometimes badly. In its worst form, intimate partner violence (as it’s sometimes called) leads to death.

It can all be much more subtle, though. An abusive relationship might involve one partner trying to control another, such as limiting which friends you see, or when you can go out.


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Sharp Jabs: The Politics of HPV Vaccines

Sep 23, 2011 | Cervical cancer |HPV |Women's Health |Adolescent health | Comments (0)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are back in the news, and this time for reasons not related to research results that show how effective the vaccines are in preventing HPV infections and related diseases.


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Winning! Expansion of Women’s Preventive Health Services a Reality

Aug 18, 2011 | Women's Health |HPV |Cervical cancer |Reproductive health | Comments (0)
We’ve just had a substantial victory for women’s health. A landmark report released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for a number of women’s health services – including HPV testing in women over 30- to be added to a list of interventions covered by insurance plans at no cost.

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Turn Female Sexual Dissatisfaction into Satisfaction!

Mar 22, 2011 | Sexual Health |Women's Health | Comments (0)
Women, where do you turn when you know something is off “down there?” You may have thoughts such as, “I’m too embarrassed to talk to my doctor.” “Maybe this is normal. It’ll go away.” You’re not alone.

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We Have the Means to Prevent Cervical Cancer. What About the Will?

Mar 9, 2011 | Cervical cancer |HPV |Women's Health | Comments (1)

"India, the second most populous country in the world, accounts for 27% (77,100) of the total cervical cancer deaths.
–From Global Cancer Statistics, published in the American Cancer Society’s journal for clinicians.

27%. More than 1 in 4. Wow.


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