The Virginia state senator responsible for proposing that women must have transvaginal ultrasounds prior to abortion is getting more than he bargained for on Facebook. It seems since he wanted to know so much about women’s vaginas, some rightfully pissed off women decided to update him on their vaginal issues via Facebook to keep his appetite at bay since the bill ultimately allowed for an abdominal ultrasound.
Conflicting news regarding women’s health abounds. While new guidelines suggest that a pap smear every three years is just as good as one annually for detecting cervical abnormalities. But that doesn’t mean sexually active women should skip their exams. It seems that fewer women are detecting and getting appropriate treatment for chlamydia.
The Huffington Post ran a column this week from a woman who was a “Virgin on Birth Control” and her voice in the War on Women. This is an oddly familiar story as I, too, was in her boat for many years. Although I don’t think we should differentiate between the rights of women on the pill for “medical” reasons versus “contraceptive” reasons, it’s an interesting take on the issue.
Finally, I hope you’ll take a look at this awesome post from a friend of Fertility Wars, titled “How to Deal With Someone Else’s Miscarriage.” It’s a great resource for people interested in learning how to help or, at the very least, how not to harm someone who has been through miscarriage.