Of Mice And Men: New Male Contraceptives Successful

“Pills, sponges, IUDs, diaphragms — women have many options for planning their fertility, none of them quite perfect. But what if men want to help out? They have only two options — vasectomy, which is usually permanent, and condoms, which are crucial for dating but get old in long-term relationships. Will men ever have a…

Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

“So signing this bill today is to send a clear message: that making our economy work means making sure it works for everybody; that there are no second-class citizens in our workplaces; and that it’s not just unfair and illegal, it’s bad for business to pay somebody less because of their gender or their age…

Oprah for Senate?

Scandal-hit US Governor Rod Blagojevich has said he considered offering the Illinois senate seat vacated by Barack Obama to talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

Seeking wellness in Edinburgh…

I’m on a new continent, in a new country, with supposedly the same language and very different weather. Now that I’ve been here for one whole week, and much of the crazed rushing around has passed, I’ve begun to think about how I can create a routine for myself that is healthy and fulfilling. 

Tina Fey wins Best Comedy Actress Golden Globe

Yay Tina! My favorite woman in the media also made my new favorite speech about the Internet, after her win for 30 Rock: “I really know how very lucky I am to have the year that I’ve had this year… and if you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing…

Risky Abortion Alternatives

Surgical abortions are not an option for all women.  Fear of deportation, mistrust of the health care system, shame, lack of health insurance, cost of abortion, fear of surgery, not knowing about free clinics, and protesters at abortion clinics are driving Latina women, especially Dominican women, to use risky alternatives to induce abortions. In a traditional community that shuns abortions…