- Institute of Medicine (part of the National Academies) held a series of meetings on Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: An Institute of Medicine Workshop. Click the “Presentations” button (under “Other Meeting Resources on the right) for details of sessions and topics addressed.
- At Psychology Today blogs, psychologist Paul Joannides tells how Wal-Mart clerks try to intimidate people out of buying Plan B.
- At the Ms. magazine blog, Kris De Welde explains the importance of women working in technology: Vibrators.
- The (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control recently published an updated consumer guide for people who have been exposed to DES. (In the U.S. between the years of 1938 and 1971, pregnant women with a history of miscarriage were commonly prescribed the synthetic estrogen Diethylstilbestrol (DES). There are numerous cancer and health risks to those who were exposed in utero, as well as more limited risks to those who took the drug.)
- Parts 1 and 2 of the CBC Radio documentary, Seeing Red: A Cultural History of Menstruation, are now available for online listening.