women’s health

0 The next big thing (pause) in sex: female condoms

Once upon a time, not that long ago actually, most American women didn’t use tampons. After they had been invented and introduced as a product, it still took some seventy years for them to gain widespread adoption. People are loathe to change their habits when it comes to intimate parts of the body, even when there are obvious health benefits.

0 Christy Turlington on maternal health & cause celebrities

I caught up with supermodel Christy Turlington Wednesday night as she walked from the Andra Hotel over to the Cinerama Theater for the Seattle screening of her documentary on the global problem of maternal deaths and disabilities caused in childbirth: “No Woman No Cry.” Turlington met with a number of…

0 A century of women’s days: What to celebrate and what not to

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a celebration of women born out of the early 20th-century labor and suffragette movements. Given its original socialist worker underpinnings, it’s perhaps no surprise this day is more widely celebrated in Europe and elsewhere than it has been in the U.S.…

0 Gender-based Global Health?

Flickr, DFID Mother and child, Madhya Pradesh, India Maybe even asking this question is a bad idea. Maybe it’s just me — either because I’m a man and/or a nerd. But I can’t help but wonder if the latest trend of focusing the global health agenda on women and girls…