Women's Health Newsmix: Female Viagra, Mammogram Regulations, Michelle Obama on Health Care

Equality with Viagra? We don't know about you, but WVFC was more than a little startled to learn that there's an organization called the "European Society for Sexual Medicine." We've also been a little skeptical of ...more

To Get/Keep a Man, Shave to His Will?

I visited a friend in London this past weekend. While I was there, I ate lots and lots of yummy chocolate and cheese and baked goods. I basked in the idea that national health care was a given. Even more, the UK National Health Service doesn't rob women of their reproductive rights by allowing religion to dictate what health services are covered; except for in Northern Ireland, termination (abortion) services are covered. After a horrible week in the US, where Democrats sold out women and allowed religious lobbies to impose their beliefs on my health, I thought about defecting. London is perfect! Well, except that even in the UK, women are told that you need set aside your own preferences and needs if you want to get and keep a man. ...more

I wax for my boyfriend because I know he likes it. It turns me on knowing it turns him on. But I ...more

A Call to Gynecologists: Don't Let Menopausal Women Down

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen The following post first appeared on Dr. Allen's Huffington Post blog, as an urgent message to her fellow physicians. -- Ed....more

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Is image really everything?

What do Stanley Tucci, Bruce Willis, Ben Kingsley, and Patrick Stewart, Sean Connery or Samuel L....more

"All these brave young men noticed that there was a braver girl. And this is dangerous"

First they called her "that girl". Then, "madam". Eventually, they referred to her as "sir." ...more

Thanks for sharing. It is a wonderful story and a great example for women around the world. ...more

The Democrats’ Dilemma: Their Own Trojan Horse Kicks Free

House Democrats broke into a paroxysm of self-congratulation for passing a health reform bill. By embracing the Stupak-Pitts amendment, however, they entered the women’s hall of shame. They had promised no more limitations based on preexisting conditions. But House leadership allowed a codicil: Except if you are a woman.   ...more

A Stitch In Time... Doesn't Necessarily Save Your Nethers

I hadn't realized that this was actually something that real women actually did, but apparently it is: vaginal cosmetic surgery is maybe not as popular as Botox, but women are getting it done. The thing is, according to a British study, getting your hoo-hah snipped carries a lot of risks. More risks than Botox. About the same amount of risk as female genital mutilation.I know. I squeezed my legs together, too. You might as well keep yours squeezed, because this topic doesn't get any prettier....more

The doctor that delivered my 2nd child made a big point of saying that he did an extra-good ...more

Reigniting Black Feminist Power

Review by Christine E. HutchinsFrom On The Issues Magazine...more

Interrupting Myself to Address the Democrats on Reproductive Rights

 I'm breaking my own flow to post here a letter I sent to my local representative—one of the Democrats who voted against the Stupak/Pitts Amendment on Health Care Reform Bill. My rep probably won't read it; maybe one of you will find some meaning here   ...more

The (Female) Hero of Ft. Hood

Whenever I hear arguments about how women perform their jobs differently than men, I cringe. Usually it is meant as a compliment, like the idea that because women are supposedly inherently nurturing, consensus seeking, peacemakers, we are better managers or legislators or whatever. Really, what's important is when women who are able and competent get jobs they deserve. No example is more obvious than that of Ft. Hood civilian police Sgt. Kimberly Munley. ...more

Women are a lot stronger ...more