When going to see their OBGYN, most females don’t think about having to advocate for themselves for pain management. When I was a freshman in college, I decided to get an IUD or an intrauterine device, a form of birth control implanted in the uterus. Before my appointment I was given no pain medication and […]Read More Pussy = Pain
The healthcare system in the United States has many flaws and affects so many people. One group of individuals that gets mistreated in the healthcare system is trans people. I don’t identify as transgender, so I can’t speak of personal experiences I have had or the feelings and personal struggles that they have to deal […]Read More The healthcare system has failed the trans community
As our site’s visitors have come to notice, birth control is a topic that is frequently discussed in blog posts. I don’t want to “beat a dead horse,” but I wanted to talk about my story with contraceptives. As a disclaimer, this is just my experience with birth control. Some have had great experiences, others […]Read More Got Birth Control Issues? Let’s Talk About It!
The healthcare system is another area where women are overlooked. A large reason for the discrimination against women would be the lack of understanding of how illnesses differentiate between men and women. According to an article by Forbes, women were excluded from clinical trials due to concerns about possible long-term effects on their fertility and […]Read More women overlooked in healthcare
Gender prejudice is the action or treatment against a person based on their sex. We see gender bias present in society in many forms, but healthcare is a crucial one. Bias in the medical field is damaging to the healthcare systems we rely on. In healthcare, gender bias is when patients are diagnosed and treated […]Read More Gender bias in healthcare
In an article by Nicole Goodkind for Fortune, she discusses a bill that was signed by Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine, allowing medical providers and practitioners to deny treatment to LGBTQ+ patients based their moral or religious beliefs. And if that isn’t already shocking enough to hear, you’ll be even more disheartened to hear that the […]Read More “Thanks for marriage, but we need healthcare”
Black women are three to four times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related complication than white women. The estimated maternal mortality rate in America for white women is 17 for every 100,000, but 43 for every 100,000 for black women. Even recognized by the CDC, there are clear racial disparities in healthcare that put […]Read More America’s HealthCare System is Killing Black Mothers
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!