Leslie Carol Botha: Stephen Colbert really has nailed what is going on with girls and women in this country and across the world when he asks the million dollar question. How different would your life be if you felt good about yourself? If you did not wake up to negative messages about your body Continue Reading …
In addition to the traditionally acknowledged risk factors for breast cancer (age, reproductive history, genetic profile, obesity, alcohol intake, smoking, etc.), scientists are increasingly coming to understand that many chemicals commonly found in products we use daily may also be contributing to the very high incidence of breast cancer.
Excess estrogen levels during pregnancy can disable, in their daughters, a powerful breast cancer tumor suppressor gene, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. They found the DNA repair gene BRCA1 to be silenced in one year-old girls exposed to a high hormonal fetal environment.
The Menstrual Cycle is one of the most important biological differences between females and males, one that has been used – in many contexts — to justify discrimination against women and girls. Thus, the more clearly we understand the biological and social significance of the menstrual cycle for both women and men, the better we understand the fundamental arrangements of human society.
JUST add water and sperm – any romance should be provided separately. In future, women who want to safeguard their fertility may be able to store their eggs at home as a powder. To revive them for an attempt at having a baby, all they would need to do is empty the sachet, add water, fertilise with sperm and implant the embryo.
What a week for Gardasil awareness. In the past few days – not only did this article appear but another Opinion piece appeared in the Montreal Gazette ‘Opinion: Questions about Gardasil’, and in the Buffalo News,’Column critical of vaccine for teen HPV stirs outrage’ .