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What Could Mandates in America Look Like

This article was first published on Vaxxter.com   By Dani Lasher   Vaccination requirements to attend public schools have long been contentious. The first compulsory vaccination law was passed in the United Kingdom in 1853. After years of revolt and protest, the addition of a “conscientious objector” clause was added in 1898 and strengthened in the Vaccination …

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Is Circumcision a Human Rights Issue?

This article was first published on Vaxxter.com The Facts   All religious talk aside, medical literature does not support prophylactic circumcision. An intact American male has a 1 in 600 risk of developing penile cancer. By contrast, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer, but we aren’t amputating the breasts of newborn girls. Issues that increase one’s risk …

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What The Heck Is Diastasis Recti Anyway?

This piece was contributed by fan favorite, Elaine Dalton.   There is nothing harder on the female body than pregnancy and delivering a baby. These natural occurrences can strain, stretch and wear out the body to the point where we feel like that old baggy t-shirt in the donation pile. What once hugged our every …

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Human Rights In Birth: Is Your Caregiver Right For You — A Guest Post By Author, Brooklynn James

What the hell happened?   Not exactly the question one might expect from a postpartum nurse, it echoed in my mind incessantly after birth. Induction, intervention, ultimately cesarean were nothing new to me…until I was the one atop an operating room table birthing my firstborn through an incision in my uterus.   Over three decades …

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Royal Family Officially Welcomes Archie Harrison

Though he’s not in line for the throne, he has been blessed with a name fit for a King. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie is a shortened form of Archibald, a name not commonly heard today that means genuine and bold. Harrison? That’s easy—Son of Harry.   Meghan Markle and hubby Harry, otherwise known as the …

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