Urinary Incontinence (UI) – ‘Has Your Bladder Bottomed Out?’

Has Your Bladder Bottomed Out? Take Action! Millions of women experience involuntary loss of urine called urinary incontinence (UI). Some women may lose a few drops of urine while running or coughing. Others may feel a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine. Many women experience both symptoms. UI can be slightly bothersome or totally debilitating. For some women, the risk of public embarrassment keeps them from enjoying many activities with … [Read more...]

Maya Massage: A Healing Practice for Women

My first experience with Maya Abdominal Massage left me feeling rested, connected, and curious about the origins of this unique treatment. Known today as Arvigo Maya Massage, after Rosita Arvigo, Dr. Arvigo developed the technique in part from her 10-year apprenticeship with Don Elijo Panti, heralded by the New York Times as “The last Maya master healer in Belize.” Don Elijo taught the abdominal massage to Rosita Arvigo, who carried it into the modern world as a complete package of … [Read more...]

KARACHI, Pakistan — Women in Pakistan suffer 'obstetric fistula'

  Pakistan: Activists Call for Intensified Efforts to End Fistula      KARACHI, Pakistan — At least 150,000 women in Pakistan suffer from obstetric fistula — damage to the bladder or large intestine caused by obstructed labour. Because of fistula, they leak urine and/or feces uncontrollably. Every year, six thousand more Pakistani women develop this condition. Only 800 are treated with corrective surgery. The rest face a life of stigma and exclusion from their communities. They become social … [Read more...]

KARACHI, Pakistan — Women in Pakistan suffer ‘obstetric fistula’

  Pakistan: Activists Call for Intensified Efforts to End Fistula      KARACHI, Pakistan — At least 150,000 women in Pakistan suffer from obstetric fistula — damage to the bladder or large intestine caused by obstructed labour. Because of fistula, they leak urine and/or feces uncontrollably. Every year, six thousand more Pakistani women develop this condition. Only 800 are treated with corrective surgery. The rest face a life of stigma and exclusion from their communities. They become social … [Read more...]

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