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PrEP on Trial: the Future of HIV in Indonesian Policy Worlds

Benjamin Hegarty , August 23rd, 2022

In 2012, the first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs, billed as a pill a day to prevent HIV, were authorized for use in the United States. Heralded as a…


Modernizing the US Coast Guard’s Miscarriage Leave Policy

Rebecca_Irons , August 19th, 2022

JULIEANN THOMAS March 1, 2022 Rear Admiral Eric Jones Assistant Commandant for Human Resources (CG-1) United States Coast GuardWashington, DC 20593 United States of America Dear…

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Redressing Transgender Healthcare in the UK

Rebecca_Irons , August 15th, 2022

KATERINA DOWNING University College London  Gower Street  London  WC1E 6BT  12/05/2022 FAO: Cass Review Team NHS England PO Box 16738 Redditch B9…

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An Open Letter to the American Obesity Foundation

Rebecca_Irons , August 12th, 2022

VICTORIA ANTONIOU Dear Ms. Okon, I would like to begin this letter by acknowledging the hard work you and your organisation, The American Obesity Foundation (AOF), have been…

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Black Lives and Black Minds Matter – It’s Time to End Racism in Mental Health

Rebecca_Irons , August 8th, 2022

ELEANOR BREEN O’BYRNE Dear Sajid Javid, I am writing to you regarding the troubling and longstanding racial disparities which exist within mental healthcare. This is evidenced by the…

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A Reformation of Transgender Healthcare in the United Kingdom

Rebecca_Irons , August 5th, 2022

SEVEN MELL Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP House of Commons, London SW1A OAA 4th March 2022 Dear Secretary of State, I am writing to you, the Secretary of…

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Mental Health on Campus: An Investment in Long-Term Mental Health is an Investment in Individual and Institution

Rebecca_Irons , August 1st, 2022

KABIR KHANNA Dr Michael Spence President & Provost’s Office University College London Gower Street London WC1E6BT United Kingdom Mental Health on Campus: An Investment in…

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Food is neither love nor salvation

Rebecca_Irons , July 29th, 2022

HE ZHANG Professor Linying Li Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences China Women’s Health Network No. 5 Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian District,…

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Changing the Singapore Approach to Sugar

Rebecca_Irons , July 25th, 2022

NATASHA STURGESS Mr Gan Kim YongMinistry of Health16 College RoadCollege of Medicine Building Singapore 169854 6th March 2022 Dear Minister, I hope this letter comes to you well….

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Dear Mr. Javid, CAMHS Is a Joke

Rebecca_Irons , July 22nd, 2022

NAPAT PRASITSIRIGUL Dear Mr. Javid, CAMHS is a joke. Like many others my age, I enjoy mindlessly scrolling through TikTok in my free time. Occasionally I come across…

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Prioritising Continuity Of Care Within General Practice

Rebecca_Irons , July 18th, 2022

ROWAN VICK MAEER 18 High Street Bromsgrove B61 8HQ Dear Sajid Javid, I am writing to you concerning your proposed changes to the NHS in 2022, which involves…

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Fighting to Improve Disability Awareness within Healthcare

Rebecca_Irons , July 15th, 2022

JILLIAN MANN Dear Erin Stampp, My brother, Hank, has faced a lifetime’s worth of scrutiny and maltreatment. Hank was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of two…

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Making embryos lively: The politics of embryo personhood when fertilization happens under a microscope by Manon Lefèvre

Manon Lefèvre , July 6th, 2022

On May 25, 2022, Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt signed into law the strictest ban on abortion to date, a policy that prohibits the termination of any pregnancy “from…


Tales of ‘Mala-Bori’: Marginalized Muslim char women and population control policies in Assam, India.

Guest Contributor , May 2nd, 2022

By Bhargabi Das The summer months in the chars of western Assam, India where my ethnographic fieldwork was based, are only of respite because of the calm breeze…


Living with Long Covid: A Reflection

Clair Zhang , April 24th, 2022

As a COVID long-hauler, I inhabit a liminal space of intractable uncertainty with regards to diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and prognosis. COVID infections have blurred the boundary between the two…

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Book Review: Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age by Barbara Pieta

Barbara Pieta , March 2nd, 2022

Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age Edited by Annette Leibing and Silke Schicktanz Berghahn Books, 2020. 268 pages In their recently…


Complicating Disability: On the Invisibilization of Chronic Illness throughout History

Alex Haagaard , February 22nd, 2022

Introduction At the time of writing, the world is entering the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the highly contagious Omicron variant of the virus is causing…


Incarceration as Harm Reduction: The realities of lethal street-based opioid overdoses in neoliberal Philadelphia  by Tali Ziv

Tali Ziv , February 11th, 2022

Philadelphia is the poorest of the ten largest cities in the United States and has one of the highest rates of fatal opioid-related overdoses in the state of…


Mosquito Trails: Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , January 14th, 2022

By Jack Payne-Cook If I was asked by someone unfamiliar with anthropology to provide an example of the contemporary relevance of the discipline, I would consider offering Alex…

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The Mind of Plants: Book launch by Synergetic Press on December 15

Glenn H. Shepard , December 13th, 2021

  –Synergetic Press has just released The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence, edited by John C. Ryan, Patricia Vieira and Monica Gagliano, and with a foreword by D…

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A letter for the 97%

Rebecca_Irons , December 13th, 2021

ISOBEL THORLEY Dear Elizabeth Truss, Nadine Dorris and Priti Patel, As the Minister for Women and Equalities, Minister of State Mental Health, and Home Secretary, I am writing…

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Waiting to Be Seen – How I Spent My Time in a Pain Treatment Center as a Patient

The Familiar Strange , December 5th, 2021

I am hospitalized while I am typing this, waiting to be seen for cervical vertebral disease, which is causing a daily numbing sensation in both hands. The wait…

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On the Edge of the Body

Renata , December 1st, 2021

By Renata Carvalho Anthropology’s many attempts of conceptualising the body into clear and useful analytical categories has raised significant ontological questions that problematise the very basi…

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A Letter to Matt Hancock

Rebecca_Irons , November 29th, 2021

URSULA WHITE February 2021 Dear Secretary of State, I am writing to express my concern on discovering that, as of February 2021, Operose Health has acquired AT Medics,…

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