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Occasional posts examining the intersection between health, politics, and reproductive justice.

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Cosmetic Education

September 12, 2006

Plastic surgery and education don’t go together. And it’s about time we said that out loud. One is about image and superficiality…

Mommy Wars and Motherhood Movements

September 11, 2006

If your tolerance for stories about the “mommy wars” has reached its limit, you might want to cross the border and give…

E-mail Health Alerts: Fact or Fiction?

September 8, 2006

A member of a listserv I subscribe to recently passed along a recipe for Nieman Marcus chocolate chip cookies, believing that the…

A Modest Proposal

September 7, 2006

In the annals of fashion, the hospital gown — if it is known for anything — is known for its unintentional immodesty…

Whose Biological Clock is Ticking?

September 6, 2006

For years the pressure has been on women to worry about how their age will affect the health of their child. But…

Breastfeeding at Work: The Great Divide

September 5, 2006

On Friday, The New York Times published a front-page story on the breastfeeding divide: women in white-collar positions more often have access…

Of Legends and Science: The Making of a Vaccine

September 1, 2006

Having read and watched so many news stories earlier this summer on the “debate” over whether a newly developed vaccine that prevents…