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Layers

Sheets. Air. Water, soap, water. Jeans, shirt, shoes. ID, pager. Air. Shirt, scrubs, compression socks. Long white lab coat. Squeaky shoes, squeaky floor. Glow of the computer screen Stress binding. Sweat. Water, soap, water. Glove, lubricant.   Vagina, cervix, hair, head, pelvis. Contraction. Pressure. Blood. Amniotic fluid. Sterile gown. Gloves. Plastic drape. Amniotic fluid, urine, […]

Music Monday – Tracy Chapman, Talking About A Revolution

It’s a Tracy Chapman, revolution kind of day. Thinking of all of you, out there, doing amazing work. Sending you love and support and energy. Don’t whisper your revolution – yell it with all your might. Share your own personal revolution, a story that is moving you, or whatever else is your or your community’s […]

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From the Fountain

What is the fountain from which we all draw? It could not be an individual system that supplies each one of us. If it were only within ourselves, we would be left without options for renewal, for nourishment in drought, for reinforcement when others come to us in need of sharing. With only one fountain, […]

Feminism

Questioning the routine pelvic exam

Today the American Academy of Physicians released a new practice guideline detailing a rationale to stop performing routine pelvic exams on asymptomatic women. Screening Pelvic Examination in Adult Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Recommendations:  “…The current evidence shows that harms outweigh any demonstrated benefits associated with the screening pelvic […]

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Feminist Worker Profiles – Stephanie Routson

Steph works as an RN at a large academic hospital in Philadelphia as well as for Planned Parenthood in New Jersey. She blogs for GYNRN.blogspot.com and on Twitter @GYN_RN. I will share a short anecdote that best exemplifies my personality and my love for my work. My friends were hosting a dinner party (in Philadelphia) that I was […]

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Midwifery

Room seven delivered, no complications.

Room seven delivered, no complications. Those words would be used to describe and sign out the birth after I left. Room seven delivered, no complications. Such an easy thing to say about an incredibly complex moment. Room seven delivered, no complications. Her partner let us know she wanted to start pushing. The Intern and I […]

Questioning the routine pelvic exam

Today the American Academy of Physicians released a new practice guideline detailing a rationale to stop performing routine pelvic exams on asymptomatic women. Screening Pelvic Examination in Adult Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Recommendations:  “…The current evidence shows that harms outweigh any demonstrated benefits associated with the screening pelvic […]

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