Well, the condom party appeared to be a great success, and I'm excited to see how the Condom Campaign turns out. Between that and the new Janes, maybe we'll have increased access to the contraceptives of our choice. It's funny to think about how many children each woman could bear if she didn't use any contraception whatsoever. The figure is around 12 or so, which, I recall a group of women shooting for. I need to find that article about Afghani women. Access to reproductive health care in Afghanistan is lacking, although now I'm totally off topic.
In the meantime, things aren't going so well in Nicaragua either. It passed a total ban on abortion, getting rid of the small window of legal abortions that was barely used anyway. Read more about it at RHReality Check.
There is an alleged case of clitoridectemy in Georgia (USA, not the country). Rebecca and I want to know if there's any culture that deals well with the burgeoning sexuality of young women? In American I see an over-sexualization of teens (which includes the I'm tight like Spandex t-shirts) and padded training bras. At the same time, parents don't seem to have a great grasp on how sexually active their teens are.
Now, onto infertility and it's cure, IVF. It appears that with more research, perhaps those who are unable to have children on their own, really shouldn't. Isn't nature harsh? Some advice for those trying: men should stay away from mobile phones. If you do actually go as far as to use IVF, experts are now suggesting a limit on the number of fertilized embryos transferred. The rise in multiple births (which are usually premature) is what sparked some alarm, and led to these voluntary guidelines. Lastly, once you are pregnant, there are a lot of treatments for your nausea, including medication and modification of eating habits.