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From: Our Bodies Ourselves <info>
Date: November 17, 2015 at 2:05:46 PM EST
To: Jessica A Bruno <jessicaabruno>
Subject: Vietnam, Vasectomies and Contraception Controversies – 30 Days of OBOS News
Dear Jessica A,
Over the past month, Our Bodies Ourselves has posted a number of articles by our newest blogger (welcome, Miriam Zoila Pérez!) and guest contributors. Here’s a sampling of what you may have missed:
Dispatches from Vietnam: Learning From “Our Bodies, Ourselves”
In July 2015, the Hanoi-based Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) published a three-volume version of “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” after two years of work editing and adapting the U.S. version to the local Vietnamese context. ISDS Founder Khuat Thu Hong reports on how the book changed — and may have saved — a woman’s life.
The Affordable Care Act Needs To Cover Vasectomies – Help Make It Happen!
While the ACA requires insurers to cover all female contraceptives without a co-pay, it omits male contraceptives entirely. Ignoring half the population when it comes to family planning makes no sense and needs immediate correction, argues Aaron Hamlin, executive director of Male Contraception Initiative.
Good News: No More Fasting During Labor
Many pregnant women are likely pleased with the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ new guidance regarding eating during labor. The Society now says that “most healthy women can skip the fasting and, in fact, would benefit from eating a light meal during labor.” We explain why the organization’s position has changed.
How OBOS Inspired “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves”
The founders of Our Bodies Ourselves are proud to be part of the line of activists whose work over the decades helped lead to the book “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.” Read the afterword they wrote at the invitation of the book’s coordinator, Laura Erickson-Schroth.
Plus: Read more about “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves” at Windy City Times.
Essure Contraceptive Controversy: Who Do You Believe?
When women tell the FDA and Congress that a contraceptive medical device is causing horrible pain and other serious problems, but the company’s clinical trial data says the device is amazingly safe, who do you believe? Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, explains the trouble with Essure.
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OBOS Content Manager
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