Category Archives: Childbirth

What Function does Menstrual Fluid have in Pregnancy?

After ovulation the uterus lining (endometrium) becomes transformed into a secretory lining in preparation of accepting the embryo. If implantation does not occur, humans shed this lining each menstrual cycle. Two-thirds of it is simply reabsorbed back into the body, and the … Continue reading

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Forced Sterilization

Many countries around the world have heavily restricted women’s access to contraception and birth control in the past, and many continue to do so. Until 1989, for instance, Romania outlawed contraception and abortion & as a result their population increased … Continue reading

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A Walk to Beautiful – Documentary about Fistulas

“A Walk to Beautiful” is one of my favourite documentaries. It is a 53 minute documentary that was filmed in 2007 & ittells the stories of five women in Ethiopia who are ostracized by their husbands, families and villages due … Continue reading

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