March 2016

A Special Emergency Edition of Woke Baes: This Male Tampon Ally


“I’m not going to lie, the month of March has not been good to my Woke Bae endeavor. There were plenty of Baes but they be sleep. However, like the menstruation mensch of my dreams, our Male Tampon Ally has appeared like a uterus-loving messiah and he is woke as hell, y’all.”

Read more -> Jezebel

Tennessee To Decide If It Will Keep Criminalizing Pregnant Women For Drug Use


“In 2014, Tennessee made national news when it became the first state in the country to pass a law specifically making it a crime to use drugs while pregnant.

Several leading medical organizations opposed the legislation and cautioned that it would have a negative public health effect of scaring women away from seeking medical help. That’s exactly what happened. ”

Continue reading -> HUFFPOST POLITICS

Breast cancer tumours killed in 11 days with ‘staggering’ new therapy


“The UK study involved women suffering from one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer – HER2 positive – who were given a combination of two targeted drugs.

Almost nine in 10 women showed some response to the treatment – meaning the number of cancer cells began to fall. In one in four cases, the powerful cocktail saw tumors shrink significantly, and in some cases totally vanish.”

Continue reading -> The Telegraph

​How Gay Men Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Semen


“It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when semen became the focus of so much erotic fixation in the gay community. Maybe it had something to do with AIDS activist Tony Valenzuela coming out on the cover of Poz magazine in 1999 as an HIV+ gay man who enjoyed condom-less sex. ‘The unprotected sex … was beautiful, intimate, satisfying. I didn’t shower afterward,’ he told the magazine. ‘We slept with his come inside me.’ Or maybe the threshold was crossed in 2004 with the release of the seminal porn flick Dawson’s 20-Load Weekend, in which a strapping, virile bottom has unprotected sex with a score of men. Or maybe it came earlier, when treatments for HIV/AIDS developed in the 90s made the disease more manageable and convinced many gay men not to think of semen as potential life-destroying poison.”

Continue Reading -> VICE

Lena Dunham Hospitalized Because of Ruptured Ovarian Cyst


“Lena Dunham has been very public with her personal bouts with endometriosis. This morning, she suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and has been taken to the hospital. Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital. We thank you for you understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.”

Continue reading -> COSMOPOLITAN

First U.S. Womb Transplant May Allow Infertile Women to Give Birth

Trans women and men could one day become pregnant, too.  Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic have become the first in the United States to perform a uterus transplant. The nine-hour surgery took place…

Source: First U.S. Womb Transplant May Allow Infertile Women to Give Birth

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