Her face flushed with a look of concern in her eyes, my roommate walked into my apartment a few days ago after seeing the local OB-GYN. “How did it go?” I asked her hesitantly. “It wasn’t my normal woman.” She replied with defeat. “She had a male student check me out instead. He had no […]Read More Yeast Infections, The Least of Our Worries
So, it goes without saying that this past year has been a year of crazy medical bills. This pandemic has not been friendly on many people’s wallets. Whether it be a sickness, having a baby, or riding in an ambulance, these are all very common and very hefty bills. Medical bills are one of the […]Read More Female on a budget
Read on to see what events you should be up-to-date on. News that’s free of commercials or pesky weather updates! IN HARRISONBURG: Refusal of COVID-19 Vaccine for Harrisonburg Minister In early February, Christina Rivera, a Latina senior lead at the Church of the Larger Fellowship was denied a vaccination for Covid-19 by Sentara Hospital after […]Read More NEWS ROUND UP!
I am ashamed to admit, as of recently, I had not been keeping up-to-date on particular healthcare concerns that have been building up since the Trump Administration took office. I am explicitly referring to what is currently sparking panic and outrage for many women all over the country (2.4 million to be exact) – the […]Read More Planned Parenthood and the Title X Gag Rule
Learn about the vulnerabilities the LGBTQ+ population face during this pandemic and have endured as a communityRead More How COVID-19 is Affecting the Queer Community
Diana Sanchez is an incarcerated mother who gave birth in her jail cell. Despite notifying guards and medical staff eight to nine times of her contractions and bleeding, she received no medical assistance, giving birth alone on a bench with only an absorbent pad given to her five hours into contractions. Diana is suing the […]Read More The Right to Healthcare Doesn’t Stop in Prison
On Sunday March 23rd, an annual event called Women in Focus was held at the Court Square Theater. Each year the event focuses on women in some aspect. This year they concentrated on female caregivers such as women who care for their aging parents. Alzheimer’s disease runs in my mother’s side of the family. Both […]Read More Take Care of Our Caretakers!
Health care costs in the United States are through the roof. It’s hard enough trying to survive when hospitals, routine procedures, and medications are increasingly becoming inaccessible.
Add an oppressed identity to the mix and shake well to create a whole new type of barrier.Read More Trans-parency in Health Care
University health centers: I think we’ve all heard some differing opinions on them but, in my opinion, I think the one here at James Madison University is pretty high up there on the list of good ones. Today I’d like to focus on how JMU addresses sexual wellness for students. Personally, I have dealt with […]Read More Let’s talk about sex… ed
In fact, a black woman with an advanced degree is more likely to lose her baby than a white woman with less than an eighth-grade education.” That statistic was for the people that assume white women must be more advantaged because of their socioeconomic or education status which they are not. Next.Read More Why I Am Afraid To Give Birth As A Black Woman in America