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United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

Virginity testing — a gynecological examination conducted under the belief that it determines whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse — must end, says UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organization (WHO). In a global call to eliminate violence against women and girls everywhere, this …

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Wisconsin Democrat Barnes: ’09 lingerie party was ‘immature’

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Mandela Barnes was tagged as the co-host of a lingerie party in 2009 when he was 22, extending an online invitation that joked about “stimulus packages” and used derogatory slang to refer to people who would be turned away. Barnes, now 31, …

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How Discrimination Can Hurt Women’s Physical Health

Thanks to movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, our collective society feels more aware than ever of the systematic oppression faced by women and especially women of color. But while it’s more obvious how discrimination can hurt people emotionally, socially, and economically, what about the harm it can cause …

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Love Island breast enhancement surgery advert banned

A TV advert played during Love Island telling young women that boob jobs would make them feel “amazing” has been banned. Cosmetic surgery company MYA ran the ad over this summer, capitalising on the popularity of the show, showing young women posing, dancing and laughing around a swimming pool, on …

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The ultimate guide to Halloween costume shopping in Vancouver

Photo: Halloween party / Shutterstock Whether you like to wait right up until the big night, or you plan a couple weeks in advance, Halloween costume shopping can be daunting. Luckily, we’ve compiled a handy list of some of the most awesome places to score a spooky, silly, terrifying, whimsical …

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Without Planned Parenthood, Almost Half the Providers in Texas …

Women’s health advocates say the high percentage of providers seeing few, if any, clients is “alarming.” Planned Parenthood supporters rally outside the Texas Capitol in 2017. Sophie Novack For years, the Texas health agency has claimed that its Healthy Texas Women program is thriving. After Planned Parenthood was booted out …

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Embrace Women’s Health Clinic to close

Tri-County is committed to making this closure a smooth transition for Embrace patients, a news release stated. They may choose to continue care with Jennifer Arnhold, M.D., who will continue serving patients Monday through Thursday at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Rhoda Rees, family nurse practitioner, plans to pursue other …

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