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Missouri’s Lawmakers Keep Busy Restricting Women’s Choices

There was a flurry of productivity in the last days of the Missouri legislative session.  Sadly, all it produced was many more abortion restrictions.

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Trust Women? Not in Missouri

A bill passed in Missouri shows how ill-informed lawmakers are about state law, how little respect they have for women, and how little they actually know about real women’s lives.

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Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Worth the Risks?

News that there may be a link between hormone replacement therapy and lung cancer has renewed questions about the use of hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause.

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Women of Color and the Anti-Choice Focus on Eugenics

Women of color are not children unable to make decisions and our children are not “on the brink of extinction” through an organized genocidal plot.

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The Woods Scandal: Deafening Silence on the Health Risks of Infidelity

Coverage of a celebrity couple’s infidelity scandal is more than just a race for ratings – it is an opportunity to educate the public about the health risks and realities every couple faces when confronted with infidelity.

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In Missouri, Advocates Remain on Red Alert

In Missouri, advocates are preparing for another round of attacks on reproductive health care while dealing with the fall out from anti-choice legislation passed in previous sessions.

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Struggle in a World of Privilege: A Mad Men Salon

Even as we anticipate watching the women who work at Sterling Cooper struggle with changing gender roles, we are watching that struggle take place in a privileged world.

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HIV Transmission through Pre-Chewed Baby Food?

Could pre-chewed baby food be a vector for HIV transmission? A report in Pediatrics suggests that it may — but when thinking about this phenomenon, we need to avoid the knee-jerk "Ewwww" reaction that a ScienceNews reporter had.

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“Mad Men” Salon: America’s Struggle with Race, Shaken Not Stirred

Mad Men presents an exploration of race, class, and gender in the not-so-distant past that challenges the notion that all was well back in the day and keeps this fan coming back for more.

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Weighing in on the Surgeon General’s Weight

We are so focused on weight as an indicator of health that we ignore the fact that thinness is not equivalent to being physically fit nor is a higher-than-average weight necessarily an indicator of being “unhealthy.”

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