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2013-01-13 17:03:22

The Global Justice Center Hails Remarks by UK Government Spokesperson Citing Legal Obligations under the Geneva Conventions to Uphold Abortion Rights for Impregnated Girls and Women Raped in Armed Conflict New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2013 The United Kingdom (UK) announced a historic change in their policy on abortions for women raped in armed conflict, a move that should have enormous global impact on health care given women in war zones. UK government spokesperson, Baroness Northover,...

2012-10-19 04:03:55

Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) announces the panel of speakers at its 41st Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and Community Luncheon. The Luncheon will take place on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at The Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre and will feature a special forum on building and nurturing an inclusive community by embracing diversity and cultural competency. Speakers include Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of the National Latina...

2012-10-10 21:12:14

Women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) have a significantly lower sexual quality of life finds a new study published today (10 October) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. FGM is defined as any procedure 'involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia without medical reasons'. This study, carried out by researchers at King's College London, looks at the impact of FGM on the sexual quality of life of women who have...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'