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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

By: Nathalie Antonios | Published: Mar 24, 2011

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves testing for specific genetic conditions prior to the implantation of an embryo in the uterine wall.…

TechnologyPreimplantation DiagnosisReproductionFertilizationgenetic testing

“Improving Women’s Health”: Section 3509 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010

By: Reem Gerais | Published: Mar 25, 2018

In 2010, US Congress enacted section 3509 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA, to target issues relating to women’s health. The…

LawUnited States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActObamacareClinical TrialsWomen's health services


By: Riley McInnis | Published: May 11, 2022

Phalloplasty is a type of surgery that takes existing skin, tissue, and nerves from surrounding areas on a patient’s body to repair or form a…

TechnologyPhalloplastyGender Reassignment SurgeryGender transitionSurgery, Plastic

Catherine DeAngelis (1940– )

By: Alexis Darby | Published: Dec 07, 2017

In the late-twentieth century in the United States, Catherine DeAngelis was a pediatric physician, researcher, and editor of multiple medical…

PediatricsPrimary CareWomen in Medicine

The Woman Rebel (1914)

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: May 16, 2018

In the early twentieth century, birth control advocate Margaret Sanger published eight issues of a feminist magazine called The Woman Rebel.…

Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966Margaret Sanger Papers ProjectFeminism and scienceFeminism and mass mediaFeminism and education--United States

“A New Vision for Advancing Our Movement for Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights, and Reproductive Justice” (2005), by Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ)

By: Richa Venkatraman | Published: Nov 17, 2020

In 2005, the organization Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, or ACRJ, published “A New Vision for Advancing Our Movement for Reproductive…

LiteratureReproductive RightsReproductive Health ServicesReproductive HealthCommunication in reproductive health

Harold Delf Gillies (1882-1960)

By: Riley McInnis | Published: May 31, 2022

Harold Delf Gillies performed one of the first sexual reassignment surgeries, termed gender affirmation surgeries as of 2022, on record in 1946 in…

PhalloplastyGender Reassignment SurgeryGender transitionSurgery, PlasticPedicle flaps (Surgery)

Betty Friedan (1921–2006)

By: Sepehr Abdi-Moradi | Published: Jun 15, 2017

Betty Friedan advocated for the advancement of women's rights in the twentieth century in the United States. In 1963, Friedan wrote The Feminine…

feminismWomen's rightsAbortionPro-choice movementContraception

Barbara Seaman (1935–2008)

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: May 25, 2018

Barbara Seaman was a writer, investigator, and advocate for female healthcare rights during the twentieth century in the United States. Seaman’s work…

Civil rightsBirth ControlBirth control in literaturefeminismContraceptive Effects

"The Role of Urethra in Female Orgasm" (1950), by Ernst Gräfenberg

By: Baylee A. Edwards | Published: Sep 14, 2022

In 1950, physician and researcher Ernst Gräfenberg published “The Role of Urethra in Female Orgasm,” in the International Journal of Sexology. The…

LiteratureFemale orgasmG spotFrigidity (Psychology)Urethra

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