Tag: women’s health

Who Decides What We Measure in Health Tech?

Gabriella Kountourides , November 9th, 2021

At present, there are several problems in women’s health that still remain poorly characterized and understudied. In my research on one such issue, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), it is…


“I’m Not an Anti-Vaxxer, I Just Don’t Want This Vaccine”: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy among Pregnant Women

Kate Dielentheis , August 31st, 2021

“The world isn’t made up of good people and death eaters.” -JK Rowling The world isn’t made up of people who choose to vaccinate and those who are…



Acquanda Stanford , September 10th, 2020

If you missed the previous post, then I’m just sharing that we still have a ton of breastfeeding buttons left! We made them to celebrate breastfeeding and the…

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Sugar and Tension: Diabetes and Gender in Modern India by Lisa Grabinsky

Lisa Grabinsky , February 28th, 2020

Sugar and Tension: Diabetes in Modern India Lesley Jo Weaver Rutgers University Press, 2019. 202 pages. Sugar and Tension is a must-read for anyone interested in how social…


I did a thing (and it has to do with researching African American Breastfeeding in Mississippi)

Acquanda Stanford , December 18th, 2018

[Image]: My (fully loaded) car in front of the state sign. It reads: Welcome To Mississippi – Birthplace of America’s Music. I finally made it to Mississippi –…

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The ‘Respectable’ Black Midwife vs The Respected Black Midwife

Acquanda Stanford , August 31st, 2018

I wanted to highlight something about imagery, history and Black midwives that I think is crucial, since I’ve been seeing more and more people talk about them in…

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Breastfeeding Research in Mississippi

Acquanda Stanford , August 21st, 2018

I’ve had a ton of conversations about breastfeeding and PhD work with my life coach, friends and colleagues. After mulling over everything for some time I’m here, working…

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Web Roundup: Gender and Health by Cinzia Greco

Cinzia Greco , December 27th, 2017

Nothing seems to be more self-evident than gender differences, and yet when we have to establish what these differences are, things seem to become complicated. Is it the…


‘One Drop’: When White Breasts are CENTRAL in BLACK LIVES – A Webinar

Acquanda Stanford , October 12th, 2017

Abstract: What does breastfeeding look like when variations of racial dynamics are at play? For example, what does it mean … Continue reading →

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Uncovering Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy in Professional Breastfeeding Services: The Greater Complexities of IBCLCs

Acquanda Stanford , May 19th, 2016

Below is a paper that I just turned in and filed with my department. I had to submit a ‘research … Continue reading →

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anthro in the news 6/8/15

anthropologyworks , June 7th, 2015

Porn-driven female genital esthetics The Globe and Mail reported on growing industry in women’s genital esthetics, illustrating its point with some details about genital-area waxing and skin t…