I've been in and out of the office and working crazy hours the past two weeks, and I'm leaving for a no-internet vacation shortly. In the meantime, in case you didn't know, here's what you should have been reading:
McCain is no more pro-choice than he used to be, including that he doesn't know anything about insurance not covering birth control.
Child bride in the middle east advocates for her own divorce.
Obese moms tend to have obese children.
I don't care if it's not politically correct, I still love Linda Hirschman and all her judgeyness. Some folks say that women's empowerment has caused a backlash, and isn't staying at home better than working, and I don't really know, because I don't have kids and staying at home is kind of boring for me, plus, I have one of those jobs where I get paid to, do things like talk, and my hours aren't horrible, and I'm really not doing manual labor or doing the shit work no one else wants to do. So yeah, I get that for most women, probably, staying at home seems better than working, it also seems a damned shame that women with the ability to do whatever they want in life (like this whole overblown opt-out thing) to make this planet better and make themselves real self-actualized full grown human beings choose to stay home and build tree forts daily.
Microbicides more useful for men than women.
A woman who maybe cut her own fetus's umbilical cord in utero is being charged with manslaughter. But the facts still aren't clear.
EU developing more codes on embryo screening.
We've known for years that one of the fastest growing segments of the United States population getting HIV was senior citizens. Now we hear that it's the middle aged folks getting STIs. Kids, talk to your parents!
Actually, this week I was training some folks at the Choice USA leadership conference, and I'm so old, I said, that I had comprehensive sex education classes! So maybe kids shouldn't be talking to their parents, if the kids are getting misinformed through ab only programs.
New fertility technique helps gather eggs from women with cancer. Speaking of fertility, we already knew that men over 40 had fertility issues - higher rates of certain diseases like autism and schizophrenia were also seen in their offspring. A new study shows that it is also more difficult for men over 40 to impregnate a woman.
The man who promulgated the Global Gag Rule, Jesse Helms, died.
Looks like the HPV vaccine is still safe, but still only for the kids.
There's more, of course, but I'm heading out; I'll be gone for more than a week, but send me articles on stuff I should know about!