Music Video About Vaginas Reminds Men They Don't Control Women's Bodies

Experts have long held that allowing any form of female genital mutilation to exist is damaging, and regressive. But since some people aren’t convinced of that fact, the nonprofit Integrate UK, which works toward fostering equality and integration, released a catchy music video in December to address the issue. Titled “#MyClitoris,” the video took on significant meaning this week: Monday marked Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation Day, an annual awareness campaign aimed at ending FGM. “Seems it’s up to us girls to be quite tough,” the girls in the video sing. “If we need to spell it out, get your mitts off my muff.” FGM involves the total or partial removal of external female genitalia for no medical benefit, and comes with a host of serious health consequences, including heavy bleeding, sepsis and infertility, among other issues. Communities perform the procedure as a way to keep girls “pure” and prevent them from having pre-marital sex. At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, according to the United Nations. The number of women who are at risk in the U.S. has tripled in recent years.   Set against a light pink backdrop, the girls in the “#MyClitoris” video wear floral crowns and pearls, and gently tap their feet to a folksy tune. They take ownership of the overtly feminine expectations of young women and turn them on their head ...
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Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Roy Lauterbach, Susana Mustafa-Mikhail, Emad Matanes, Amnon Amit, Zeev Wiener, Lior LowensteinAbstractObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to compare the learning curves, surgical outcomes and complications of multi-port access robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocervicopexy (MP-RSC) to single-port robotic access (SP-RSC) for vaginal apex prolapse.MethodsA retrospective study of the first 52 MP-RSC procedures compared with the first 52 SP-RSC procedures performed at one medical center. P...
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In this study, we found that cofilin competes with tau for direct microtubule binding in vitro, in cells, and in vivo, which inhibits tau-induced microtubule assembly. Genetic reduction of cofilin mitigates tauopathy and synaptic defects in Tau-P301S mice and movement deficits in tau transgenic C. elegans. The pathogenic effects of cofilin are selectively mediated by activated cofilin, as active but not inactive cofilin selectively interacts with tubulin, destabilizes microtubules, and promotes tauopathy. These results therefore indicate that activated cofilin plays an essential intermediary role in neurotoxic signaling th...
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Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): Bunmi O. Olatunji, Jingu Kim, Rebecca C. Cox, Chad EbesutaniAbstractAlthough considerable evidence has linked disgust proneness (DP) to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), few studies have examined the extent to which DP predicts OCD symptoms over time. Further, it remains unclear if DP is a risk factor for the contamination subtype of OCD specifically or if it is prospectively associated with other OCD symptom subtypes. The present study sought to address these gaps in the literature with a large sample of unselected community pa...
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Athlete Yvonne Murray has spoken for the first time about how depression and anxiety nearly ended her life.
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There is no happiness or health without mental health for all. The International Foundation of Research and Education (iFred) and Founder Kathryn Goetzke, hosted ‘The Future of Health’ for the first ever World Happiness Virtual Agora. The event brought together leading scientists, educators, innovators, technologists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and youth to share why and how mental health must be addressed today. The talks were compelling and full of action steps you, as someone who cares about mental health, can take now to create action and movement in your community. Check out the latest statistics, tr...
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Individuals diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across the life span are at significantly increased risk for a wide range of adverse outcomes, including substance use, obesity, and suicidal behavior. Risky driving, measured in...
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Although there has been an increase in public health campaigns and initiatives aimed at preventing suicidal behaviors, suicide rates in Canada appear to be increasing particularly among young adults. Yet, few studies in Canada have examined the effect of s...
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This study aimed to determine the predictors of depression in women with PCOS. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 174 women who attended in infertility clinics in Urmia-Iran, 2015. The data were collected through socio-demographic, Beck Depression Inventory-II and Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile-2 questionnaires. The mean (standard deviation) of total score of the depression was obtained 27.4 (10.5) in the range 0-63. The mean (SD) of total score of the health promoting lifestyle was obtained 2.2 (0.3) out of 4. Based on multivariate linear regression, the variables of nutrition, interpersonal relationships, sp...
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There’s a new hormonal IUD in town: Kyleena, the first device of its kind meant to offer long-lasting contraception to women who have never been pregnant.  Kyleena was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Monday and will be available in October, part of a new surge in IUD offerings in recent years: Skyla appeared in 2013 as the first FDA-approved IUD in 12 years, and Liletta was approved in 2015.  IUDs are a common form of long-acting reversible contraception, or LARCs, that last for several years. The rapid development in the IUD market ― there are now five options total ― coincides w...
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During the four days Sarian Kamara spent in labor with her eldest daughter at a London hospital, doctors and nurses filtered in and out of the delivery room and whispered among one another as they peered at her circumcised vagina. At the time, Kamara, 39, had no idea that her excruciating delivery was linked to the fact that she had been subjected to female genital mutilation as a young girl in Sierra Leone. As Kamara lay in pain, she feared that the African practitioners had cursed her because of her “bad” behavior. But as the doctors prepared to perform a C-section, a midwife examined Kamara, and asked her qu...
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