Thursday, April 30, 2009

Weekly Round Up

Friday round-up. I'm going to try to post some of my favorite postings/ news stories from the week on a more regular basis.

Is Plan B Risky for 17-year-old girls- food for thought. What do you think?

Vote for your favorite woman's health hero at Our Bodies Ourblog.

Craft: DYI menstrual pads from LunaPads

Linking Swine Flu and midwives: "hospitals are an undesirable place for otherwise healthy pregnant women." Read post here.

'NYC Unrated and Unfiltered asks "why is it so rare to see stories about abortion (unless they're cautionary tales that is) in mainstream pop culture?"

Fascinating post on the history of birth control with some great resources from RH Reality Check.

Birth Affirmations from Talk Birth.

Prenatal Yoga blog discusses the difference between The Doctor, The Midwife, The Nurse and The Doula

Listen: NPR Examines Barriers to Contraception, Factors That Contribute to Unintended Pregnancies from Daily Women's Health Policy Report.

The New York Times talks about Reproductive Technology (there seem to be more and more possibilities...)

From a friend of mine, the best "status update" that I've ever read on Facebook:" Leila finds the relentless media coverage of swine flu hard to watch after spending the day with Ugandan activists trying desperately to draw attention to the thousands of women who die here every year from complications related to an exotic disease called pregnancy."

Some Upcoming Events:
May 4th from 7-8pm at Boarders Books in the Time Warner Center:
Your Best Birth book signing. New book from Ricki Lake and Abbey Epstin, the women who brought you The Business of Being Born.

May 27 at Babeland, Brooklyn:
Raising Sex-Positive Kids from the Sexy Mom Series (really incredible monthly series co-sponsored by Babeland and the New Space for Women's Health)

June 9 at 6pm, at Demos:
Book reading for an interesting new book: The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World by Michelle Goldberg


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a compliment to my status update. I'm glad the link led me back to your blog. I think I'm going to enjoy rooting around here.


Kate Zondervan said...

Hi Leila! hope you didn't mind the quote... I thought it was super.
Hope your trip is going well.

Anonymous said...

Mind? Not at all. Thanks for passing on the sentiment. See you Monday!