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Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

“Home Made Menstrual Period for Game-Playing With Doctors”

“Home Made Menstrual Period for Game-Playing With Doctors”

(photo by Holly Grigg-Spall) In the past few weeks I have been meeting with women’s health activist Carol Downer to collaborate on a new book. She shared with me a work published in 1969 that was a catalyst for her development of the self-help movement and feminist women’s health clinics – ‘The Abortion Handbook’ by Patricia Maginnis and Lana Clark...
It Is Gross, but Why Is It Gross? Adventures in Grossland

It Is Gross, but Why Is It Gross? Adventures in Grossland

For me, that’s always the question. Gross is a decision. It is a judgment based on a set of values derived from a particular perspective. And because of this slipperiness, some things are more widely deemed GROSS that some other things. Readers of this blog are well aware that bleeding lady parts often end up in Grossland. And they end...

Five Things You Should Know About the Three Vs

Guest post by Kati Bicknell, Kindara Now I know in the title of this post I say “Five things you probably don’t know about your vagina,” but really it’s about more than your vagina. The V Book, by Elizabeth Gunther Stewart and Paula Spencer, is basically the owner’s manual for all people who have any of the following V’s...
A Week of Vaginas

A Week of Vaginas

The Cast of the 2013 UMW Production of The Vagina Monologues || photo used with permission from JB Bridgeman and the cast A surprising amount of my time last week was spent thinking about vaginas.  In part, this was because I had plans to attend  the Friday night show of The Vagina Monologues on my campus.  It’s always a great...
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