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Screening Pelvic Examination in Adult Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of PhysiciansScreening Pelvic Examination in Adult Women From American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia. Note: Clinical practice guidelines are “guides” only and may not apply to all patients and all clinical situations. Thus, they are not intended to override clinicians' judgment. All ACP clinical practice guidelines are considered automatically withdrawn or invalid 5 years after publication, or once an update has been issued. I Didn’t Know I Was in an Abusive Relationship Since My Boyfriend Never Hit Me He spent over a year trying to convince me to be with him. We were friends for two years and became close. When one of his relationships ended while I was in college, he said he wanted to be with me.

Don’t Fall For the New H&M Campaign A new breed of feminism has been rearing its big, beautiful head. The fourth wave has swept in on the tides of the internet the last decade, and though it isn’t yet as defined or action-based as its older sisters, it is more inclusive than them in nature and diverse in its messages. As well as traditional feminist issues like unequal pay and domestic violence, fourth-wave feminism tackles a new host of problems, from online misogyny and slut shaming to campus rape and the rights of women in developing countries.

Sexual Objectification, Part 3: Daily Rituals to Stop This is the third part in a series about how girls and women can navigate a culture that treats them like sex objects. (Part 1, Part 2). This post outlines four damaging daily rituals of objectification culture we can immediately stop engaging in to improve our health. 1) Stop seeking male attention. Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment During Pregnancy - ACOG Introduction When a pregnant woman refuses medically recommended treatment, her decision may not result in optimal fetal well-being, which creates an ethical dilemma for her obstetrician–gynecologist. In such circumstances, the obstetrician–gynecologist’s ethical obligation to safeguard the pregnant woman’s autonomy may conflict with the ethical desire to optimize the health of the fetus. The obstetrician–gynecologist’s professional obligation to respect a pregnant patient’s refusal of treatment may conflict with his or her personal values. Forced compliance—the alternative to respecting a patient’s refusal of treatment—raises profoundly important issues about patient rights, respect for autonomy, violations of bodily integrity, power differentials, and gender equality.

11 Perfect Responses From Women Who Give No Fucks About Sexual Labels "The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats," the famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey famously wrote about the spectrum of human sexuality. "The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects." In other words, sexual fluidity. Sixty-seven year later, we're more in tune with that fluidity than ever — and have more real-life examples. 'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier? We remember children’s allergies, we design the shopping list, we know where the spare set of keys is. We multi-task. We know when we’re almost out of Q-tips, and plan on buying more. We are just better at remembering birthdays. We love catering to loved ones, and we make note of what they like to eat.

Sexual Objectification, Part 2: The Harm This is the second part in a series about how girls and women can navigate a culture that treats them like sex objects. (Part 1). After nearly three decades, the feminist “sex wars” are back. This fiery debate from the 1980s pitted radical feminists who claimed that female sexual objectification is dehumanizing against feminists concerned about legal and social efforts to control female sexuality. Over a decade of research now shows that radical feminists were right to be highly concerned. Femme et lesbienne : quels enjeux ? Vers une pratique inclusive en consultation gynécologique Abstract : Methods: eight semi-directives interviews of ob/gyn doctors were led during a four months period in Paris. Four women and four men identified, age between 37-63, were randomly recruited through a doctor web-based search engine. All the interviews were audiotaped, and transcribed.

Cut & Paste: Zines About Mental Health and Self Care Cut & Paste is a column highlighting zines and small press publications. I came to the world of zines looking for resources on self-care after having a mini-breakdown a few years ago. While I’d already been in therapy for two years and was doing a lot of good work on my struggles with depression and anxiety, I hadn’t yet started to embrace self-love, and still needed to learn how to take gentle care of myself. A friend of mine directed me to zines that she thought would help and I was hooked. I discovered that there is a wealth of thoughtful, creative, and genuine work out there for those of us looking for some non-traditional resources for coping with mental health issues. There are plenty of excellent zines that discuss specific mental health issues with frank conversations about coping.

Moving Toward the Ugly: A Politic Beyond Desirability *Femmes Of Color Symposium Keynote Speech, Oakland, CA (8/21/11) Good afternoon, and thank you for having me. It is lovely to be here with you all. Thank you to the symposium organizers who have asked me to be here and for your hard work putting this gathering on.