Posts in Health & Wellness
What to Do When Missing Your Birth Control

Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center, recognizes that it’s possible and likely to accidentally miss a dose of your birth control pill. Dr. Shirazian suggests taking the missed pill as soon as possible and assures that it is safe to take two pills in a day if needed, but that it shouldn’t become a habit.

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Why Every Day Should Be #MentalHealthAwarenessDay

One of the main details that bugged me about the Mental Health Awareness Day deluge was how the majority of the posts I saw were addressed at an ambiguous “you.” Most of the public dialogue about mental health is similarly externalized, spewing statistics, advice, or encouragement to the “other” who needs saving. Here’s the truth, though: Mental health—or lack thereof—is something we all deal with.

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Sexual Health for Women with Disabilities

A 2016 Canadian review has found that women with disabilities experience poor gynecological health-care outcomes and rarely receive preventative screening. The study uncovered the reality of thousands of women with disabilities, whose sexual health isn’t considered a priority. Disabled girls report that most medical practitioners tend to focus on the more complex aspects of their care, failing to have conversations about sexual health. Women also report that often they aren’t asked about their sexual activity. Biases surrounding sex for girls with disabilities are at the root of this phenomenon. There is a need for disabled women have to be recognized as sexual beings and have access to reproductive resources and education.

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