Can a Pharmacist Refuse To Dispense Birth Control?
"Neil Noesen, a relief pharmacist at the Kmart in Menomonie, Wis., was the only person on duty one day in 2002 when a woman came in to refill her prescription for the contraceptive Loestrin FE. According to a complaint filed by the Wisconsin department of regulation and licensing, Noesen refused because of his religious opposition to birth control. He also declined to transfer the prescription to a nearby pharmacy and refused once again when the woman returned to the store with police...."
posted by Postroad
on Jun 1, 2004 -
Grin And Bear It, Woman! Think Of England!
Caesarean births in the U.K. should be severely curtailed, say the medical mandarins. Germaine Greer
says, in a cracking column, that the new guidelines
are misogyny pure and simple. Is it just my impression (think of American Pie
-type teenage movies; advertising; "guy lit") or are hatred of women and beery, bozo celebrations of indifference to the feminine sex on the up and up?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Apr 28, 2004 -
is an alternative to standard hospital labor where the woman gives birth in a pool of water. Many hospitals/birth centers now offer the option of a water birth, or the mother-to-be can choose from a wide variety
of birthing pools
for labor at home, usually assisted by a midwife/nurse
with experience in waterbirth. There are many benefits
of a gentle introduction to the world by being born in water, and the testimonials
make it sound like a great option. Note: some links may be NSFW. [more inside]
posted by widdershins
on Dec 22, 2003 -
Mothers who wait to have a baby
are at risk of evolutionary extinction. "If you want to see your line persist, then it's probably optimum to start reproducing in your early to mid-20s". According to this 220 year statistical model late-reproducing women [genetic lineage] declined as a proportion of the population from 11 percent to about 5 percent
posted by stbalbach
on May 27, 2002 -
Evolutionary psychology anyone?
It seems that more males are born during (and just after) wars and more females are born during peacetime. Adaptive group evolution or just speculative extrapolation? Jim Holt of Linguaf
posted by kliuless
on Jul 1, 2001 -