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Links Round Up: Week Ending 9 March 2013

Hey all, and welcome to the Daylight Savings installment of our Links Round Up!

The LRU is a compilation of items from the past week that may be of interest to VPers and is intended to broaden the kinds of conversations we have here.

To submit articles for next week's round-up, e-mail frolicnaked@vaginapagina.com. If you have additional articles you'd like folks to know about this week, feel free to comment directly to this post.

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This week's round-up includes: curing HIV, progesterone and disease susceptibility, vaginal barrier methods making a comeback, discussing dieting with children, and camel toe.

  1. U.S. baby's HIV infection cured through very early treatment by Julie Steenhuysen at Reuters (Keywords: HIV, AIDS, infants, medicine)
    A baby girl in Mississippi who was born with HIV has been cured after very early treatment with standard drug therapy, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday, in a potentially ground-breaking case that could offer insights on how to eradicate HIV infection in its youngest victims.

  2. Synthetic progesterone birth control injections have vulnerability to certain infections: Research at News Medical (Keywords: hormones, progesterone, birth control, pregnancy, disease)
    Women who are pregnant or using synthetic progesterone birth control injections have a conspicuous vulnerability to certain infections including malaria, Listeria, HIV, and herpes simplex virus. A new research report appearing in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology offers strong evidence for a possible explanation: the progesterone receptor, a pregnancy hormone sensor, targets a part of the immune system responsible for protection against these and other invaders.

  3. Barriers Are Back: Female Barrier Methods, That Is by Patricia Coffey, PhD, MPH, Maggie Kilbourne-Brook, BS, and Serra Sippel, MA at Impatient Optimists (Keywords: contraception, barrier methods, diaphragms, receptive condoms)
    The SILCS Diaphragm is a single-size, contoured diaphragm that addresses issues that have limited diaphragm use. This new single-size device should be easy to provide because no pelvic exam is required to determine the appropriate diaphragm size. Special features make it easy to insert and remove.

  4. Help: My daughter is seven. And I found this in her room. by Amy Cheney at Mamamia (Keywords: children, dieting, body image, disordered eating)
    Seventeen Poosh-ups two times a day.

    I felt sick. Physically ill. Like someone had knocked the air from my chest.

    I could feel myself getting increasingly anxious the more words I was able to interpret from her seven-year-old spelling.

    Three Appals, One Per, Two Keewee Froots.

  5. The day I discovered the dreaded camel toe. by Sam B. at Fit, Feminist, and (almost) Fifty (Keywords: vulvae, clothing, fashion, body policing)
    First, what is it with these turns of phrase to describe women’s ‘flawed’ body bits? Camel toes, back fat, dinner plate arms, muffin tops, ‘turn off the headlights’? What? Just stop it please.

Thoughts on any of these stories? Also, what have you been reading (or writing!) this week?
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