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International Women’s Day

March 7, 2019

As I prepare this post for International Women’s Day I acknowledge my position of immense privilege to simply highlight issues rather than discuss them as my lived experience. I am grateful for the opportunities afforded to me and I love that the majority of my work is centred around Women’s Health. Here are some links to recent media that caught my attention and revolve around some aspect of issues relevant to women.

Happy International Women’s Day!

The Lancet, February 9, Volume 393 released a theme issue around advancing women in science, medicine, and global health:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/vol393no10171/PIIS0140-6736(19)X0006-9

Period. End of Sentence wins an Oscar. Fantastic moment and hopefully fuels the momentum needed to keep the documentary’s subject active:

https://www.thepadproject.org/

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/02/28/694733979/a-period-movie-won-the-oscar-so-why-are-some-menstrual-health-experts-ambivalent

The Guardian has run a couple of characteristically interesting articles related to women’s reproductive health. One on the process of trying to get a menstruation emoji off the ground:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/09/period-emoji-menstruation-blood-donation

The other was prompted by many women’s baffled response to UK updated guidelines on oral contraceptives, declaring a seven-day break each month to bleed as unnecessary: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/25/nine-major-myths-about-the-pill-from-cancer-to-weight-gain

image: ‘Hidden Learning’ Sophie McKay Knight

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