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Crowning Achievement

Jul 29, 2014 | Reproductive health |Cervical cancer |HPV |Women's Health | Comments (0)
Spurred by an abnormal PAP test in 2013, Rachel Dyckman is using her year of service as the reigning Miss Tucson Desert Rose to educate, motivate, and support women to protect their health.

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Mind-Body Connections: Vaginismus in Real Life

Jan 8, 2014 | Reproductive health |Women's Health |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

By the time I had sex for the first time, I was really looking forward to it. My boyfriend and I had planned a getaway weekend in London for the occasion, interrupting the long-distance-ness of our relationship for a few short days. I could just imagine it: typical British rain tapping romantically against the window of our little hotel, while I left virginhood forever in the arms of someone I loved. Perfect, right?

 Not so much. Here’s the thing: it hurt. A lot.


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Male Birth Control: Overdue but on the Horizon? Part One

Oct 22, 2013 | Men's Health |Reproductive health |Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)

Male Contraception – A Woman’s View

Male birth control methods -beyond condoms and sterilization- are like a sweet dream from which you’re rudely awakened. Just as you reach out for the prize, bang it’s snatched away! Not much has changed here from one generation to another but hang on – some exciting research now underway might make this dream a reality in the not so distant future.

We’ll explore this topic with two viewpoints, one from a woman and the other from a man.  We’d love to hear your thoughts, too, so comment below!


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Johnny Roberts and the Supremes

Jul 2, 2012 | Reproductive health |Women's Health |General | Comments (0)

ACA ruling sparks debate. Forgive me for not caring.


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Winning! Expansion of Women’s Preventive Health Services a Reality

Aug 18, 2011 | Women's Health |HPV |Cervical cancer |Reproductive health | Comments (0)
We’ve just had a substantial victory for women’s health. A landmark report released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for a number of women’s health services – including HPV testing in women over 30- to be added to a list of interventions covered by insurance plans at no cost.

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