How Long Does Breakthrough Bleeding Last?

When a woman has breakthrough bleeding, she’ll get worried that something is wrong with her baby. Thankfully, breakthrough bleeding is nothing to be concerned about and it can happen to any woman. How Long Does Breakthrough Bleeding Last? The main issue with trying to pinpoint the length of breakthrough bleeding is that it doesn’t occur in every woman. In fact, breakthrough bleeding can occur when: * A woman gets pregnant. * A woman is on birth control or other forms of … [Read more...]

Eugenics in this Newest of Millennia

The Hippocratic Oath written in the 5th century BC in ancient Greece was an oath historically taken by all healthcare practitioners swearing to practice medicine honestly. This oath was meant to encourage integrity among doctors, and ensure the minimization of negative effects their work might have on people. Hippocratic Oath I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and … [Read more...]

MEN, Step Up on Family Planning

A woman holds her baby in a village in southern Niger, where progress in women's access to family planning is being made. Our failure to give women in certain parts of the world the ability to decide the timing and number of their children is deeply damaging — not just for the women themselves but for societies, too. Lifting the obstacles is not something that can be tackled half-heartedly. Modern family planning programs were introduced widely in the developed world decades ago. Providing … [Read more...]

Women, family planning summit mobilized an unprecedented $2.6 billion

According to Richard Kollodge, the Editor of the report launched on Wednesday, there are many barriers to accessing family planning, not only in developing countries, but throughout the world. Mr. Kollodge says that new statistics that came out earlier this year show that 222 million women in developing countries would like to use family planning but have no access to it. "So that's one of the reasons why UNFPA has focused on family planning for this year's report. Another big reason … [Read more...]

Contraception in Tajikistan: Poverty, Religion and Mothers-in-law

KHOVALING, Tajikistan --- “Things were different in my day,” says 70-year-old Tojigul Qurbonova, a mother of ten. “Mothers with a lot of children were showered with benefits and had a good life,” she adds, showing off a ‘Mother Hero’ certificate she was awarded in 1980. In those days, under the Soviet Union, big families were encouraged and supported. Mothers with more than five children were awarded gold medals, apartments, telephones, and received financial help in the form of child … [Read more...]

BREAST CANCER, How Many Women are getting this disease?

How many women get breast cancer? The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012: About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). About 39,510 deaths from breast cancer (women) Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Margaret Sanger *Tribute Celebration

    A Celebration of Women™ pays Tribute and Celebrates the Life of an Woman that devoted her life to the teaching of Women to Take Action for there own bodies, inspiring responsible pregnancy, and careful parenthood planning. Celebrate the Life of the Founder of Planned Parenthood, our WOMAN of ACTION this day.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Margaret Sanger Founder of Planned Parenthood   Margaret Louise Higgins was born in Corning, New York, on … [Read more...]

World Population Day – Celebrated July 11, 2012

World Population Day 2012: Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services On 11 July – World Population Day – many activities and campaigns will call attention to the essential part that reproductive health plays in creating a just and equitable world. Help us generate greater commitment to the idea that everyone has a right to reproductive health. This year focuses on the theme of “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services.” Reproductive health problems remain the leading … [Read more...]

Family Planning Summit could mark turning point for maternal health

Family Planning Summit Could Mark Turning Point for Maternal Health Executive Director talks about links between family planning and maternal health More than 200 million women, largely in the least developed countries, want to use modern family planning methods but can't access them. They may face cultural barriers or family resistance. Contraceptives may not be available in their communities or they may not have the money to buy them, or there is a lack of information or trained … [Read more...]

Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival

Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: An update on progress in priority countries This report has been developed by Countdown to 2015 in support of the GlobalStrategy for Women's and Children'sHealth and the follow-up to the report of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, Keeping Promises. Measuring Results. Author(s)/Editor(s): Requejo J, Bryce J, Deixel A, Victora C Publisher/Organizer: World Health Organization … [Read more...]

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