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Gardasil HPV Vaccination Series

By: Alexis Darby, Grace Kim | Published: Jul 30, 2021

In 2006, United States pharmaceutical company Merck released the Gardasil vaccination series, which protected recipients against four strains of…

TechnologyHPV VaccinePapillomavirus InfectionsCervical CancerGenital Warts

The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness (1912), by Henry Herbert Goddard

By: James W. Dennert | Published: Jul 30, 2021

In 1912, Henry Herbert Goddard published The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness, hereafter The Kallikak Family, in which…

LiteratureIntellectual DisabilityMental DeficiencyEugenicsEugenics--United States--History

Woman’s Right to Know Act in North Carolina (2011)

By: Richa Venkatraman | Published: Jul 29, 2021

The North Carolina state legislature passed The Woman’s Right to Know Act in 2011, which places several restrictions on abortion care in the state.…

LawInformed consent (Medical law)Informed consent (Medical law)--United StatesPro-life movementAbortion--Law and legislation--United States

The International Eugenics Congresses (1912–1932)

By: Aliya R. Hoff | Published: Jul 29, 2021

The International Eugenics Congresses consisted of three scientific meetings held in London, England, in 1912 and at the American Museum of Natural…

OrganizationEugenics--United States--HistoryEugenicsNazisNegative Eugenics

“Fetal Surgery” (1996), by Michael R. Harrison

By: Brianna Ellis | Published: Jul 28, 2021

In 1996, Michael R. Harrison published “Fetal Surgery” in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In the article, Harrison describes the…

LiteratureFetus--SurgeryObstetrics--SurgeryFetus--Abnormalities--TreatmentFetal heart--Abnormalities--Diagnosis

Thesis: From Monsters to Medicine: A Historical Analysis of Changes in the Field of Teratology Over the Twentieth Century

By: Chanapa Tantibanchachai | Published: Jul 25, 2021

This project focuses on the history of how teratogens, or agents which have the potential to cause birth defects, have been understood and tested for…

Teratogenicity testingHistory, 20th CenturyHistory, Twentieth Century

Dysmenorrhea as a Menstrual Disorder

By: Emily Santora | Published: Jul 21, 2021

Dysmenorrhea refers to painful menstrual bleeding and often includes symptoms such as cramps in the lower abdominal region, pain radiating down to…

BelladonnaDysmenorrheaWomen's health servicesReproductive HealthMenstruation, Painful

Sex Determination in Humans

By: Risa Aria Schnebly | Published: Jul 16, 2021

In humans, sex determination is the process that determines the biological sex of an offspring and, as a result, the sexual characteristics that they…

Sex DeterminationGenetic sex determinationIntersex peopleDiscrimination against intersex peopleStevens, N. M. (Nettie Maria), 1861-1912

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Low-Income Countries

By: Emily Santora | Published: Jul 16, 2021

Menstrual hygiene management, or MHM, is a concept that concerns girls' and women’s access to the appropriate information and resources to manage…

MenstruationMenstruation--Social aspectsFeminine Hygiene ProductsUNICEFUnited Nations and non-member nations

Woman’s Right to Know Act in Texas (2003)

By: Richa Venkatraman | Published: Jul 15, 2021

In 2003, the Texas state legislature passed the Woman’s Right to Know Act, hereafter the Act, as Chapter 171 of the state’s Health and Safety Code.…

LawAbortionAbortion servicesAmerican Civil Liberties UnionFreedom of Speech

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