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Are you aware of your fertility? (Rerun)



The vagibonds are all moving this week so we took a break but thought we’d replay our first guest episode! New episodes will start back next week.

It’s our first guest! This week our friend Susie Koch joins us to discuss non-hormonal birth control – namely natural family planning. Also known as the rhythm method aka fertility awareness.

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References:

https://www.bedsider.org/


Antibodies! How the “Man with the Golden Arm” saved 2.4 million babies



This week Katee, Corbin, and Dave talk about a topic that has been floating around the warm and fuzzy news cycle. James Harrison, an Australian given the Moniker “the man with the golden arm” has recently retired from his super hero status after donating blood since he was 18 years, with experts estimating he saved the lives 2.4 million babies. The Vagibonds talk about how this was possible and take a dive into blood groups, antibodies, and immune systems.

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References:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/14/611074956/australias-man-with-the-golden-arm-retires-after-saving-2-4-million-babies

https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Practice-Bulletins/Committee-on-Practice-Bulletins-Obstetrics/Prevention-of-Rh-D-Alloimmunization

https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Practice-Bulletins/Committee-on-Practice-Bulletins-Obstetrics/Management-of-Alloimmunization-During-Pregnancy

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20008198


The current state of abortion



It’s our birthday! Corbin & Katee are doctors now! But all is not so happy with the world…

A few weeks ago, Iowa became the most restrictive state in the nation for a woman’s right to choose. Fortunately, South Carolina didn’t. And on May 25th, Irish citizens will be voting on whether or not to repeal the 8th amendment to their constitution. Choosing to keep the amendment would continue to equate the life of a pregnant person with the life of the fetus causing patients who desire termination to leave their home country for care. Choosing to repeal the amendment would allow abortion to be legal in Ireland for the first time ever. Join the newly graduated doctors as we discuss the current state of abortion in the world.

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Fallopian Files:

Corbin – The Let Down – Netflix series

Katee – Sawbones – Legends of the Hidden Breast

Dave – Fringe – TV series

References:

http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/health/university-of-iowa-fears-impact-of-heartbeat-bill-20180401

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/12/kim-reynolds-iowa-abortion-ban-fetal-heartbeat-conservative-faith-freedom-coalition/602946002/

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/south-carolina-abortion-ban-bill-dies-late-night-54930380

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Amendment_of_the_Constitution_of_Ireland

http://www.trappeddocumentary.com/


The Virginity Myth



This week on the podcast Katee, Corbin, and Dave welcome another guest! This week on the Vagibinds is Rose Olson, she is a fourth year medical student and research intern at the WHO. She recently published a paper that reviewed the scientic evidence for so called “virginity testing,” a practice in many countries throughout the world of using a physical exam to inspect a woman or girls hymen to determine whether she is a “virgin” or not. Spoiler: it’s not scientifically sound. We talk about the cultural and societal implication of this exam, the control in which it exerts over women and their bodies, as well as what the word virginity even means.

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References:

Read Rose’s article here

Oh look, she was on Buzzfeed

Five women podcast from This American Life


What Comprehensive Sex Ed Looks Like: Our Whole Lives



Alison Oliver is a sexuality educator at the university level, and also for the Unitarian Universalist Society’s sex ed program known as Our Whole Lives.  Unlike what most of us get in schools, public or private, OWL is comprehensive.  Even the most detailed conversation with one’s parents can’t hope to cover everything OWL does in its 25 weeks.  Katee, Corbin, and Dave visit with Alison to get a feel for just what comprehensive means, and how young people can get more comfortable with sexuality as something that exists for all people, throughout their entire existence, from cradle to grave.

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References:

https://www.uua.org/re/owl 
https://www.uua.org/sites/live-new.uua.org/files/brochure_all_ages.pdf
http://www.uucpa.org/learning/our-whole-lives-owl/

https://paloaltocre.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/circles-of-sexuality.pdf


Pornography



On our 50th episode, Dave delivers on his promise to Katee and Corbin to do his own topic!  And so, we have a show on porography–one of those things that everyone loves to hate and hates to love.  We discuss the economics, the workers, and the consumers of porn, along with some of the deeper questions such as whether a feminist should ‘rescue’ women from the porn patriarchy, what women may find empowering about participating, and some of the reasons people say they work in adult films in the first place.

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References:

https://medium.com/@Strange_bt_True/how-big-is-the-porn-industry-fbc1ac78091b
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/porn-stars-income-how-much-get-paid-for-what-adult-film-actor-agent-derek-hay-pornography-a7569746.html
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/homo-consumericus/201405/why-do-women-become-porn-actresses
http://people.hbs.edu/bedelman/papers/redlightstates.pdf
https://fightthenewdrug.org/3-reasons-why-watching-porn-is-harmful/


Women’s health across borders: Migrant women’s health



This week the Katee, Corbin, and Dave chat about two papers which discuss migrant women’s health outcomes and the experiences of Somali refugee mother’s birth experiences in Norway and Minnesota. We talk about the intersection of culture and health and how values influence health systems.

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References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29566259

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19539929


Maternal Mortality – A close call (with Amy Dean)



A few months ago, a listener named Amy Dean wrote in after our maternal mortality episode to tell us her story. We asked her to join us and share her experience and current advocacy efforts for other patients like her. We are so happy she called in and chatted with us!

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Fallopian Files:

Corbin – Radio Ambulante

Katee – Sawbones – Secret life of doctors

Dave – Terry Gross’ interview with Madeline Albright

Amy – NPR’s Lost Mothers series

References:

Maternal Health Advocates Facebook Group

Amy’s article


Menstrual Synchrony



We had a lovely listener write to us with a question: “Why do periods start to sync together when living with other girls?” So we decided to investigate. Join the Vagibonds as we uncover the answer to this question and dive in to the nature of scientific study and research bias.

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Fallopian Files:

Corbin – Caring Bridge

Katee – Sawbones

Dave – Mr. Pringle & all band teachers

References:

Guinea Worm Story

Menstrual Synchrony Wikipedia

Menstrual Synchrony Huffington Post


#squadgoals to end poverty: The Millennium Devlopment goals



This week Katee, Corbin, And Dave talk about the UN’s Millennium Devlopment Goals. These are eight goals that were created from a ten year long study on world poverty. These goals were aimed to drastically reduce worl poverty bu 2015. For the Vagibonds two goals were especially signifcant: the goal to increase gender equality and decrease maternal mortality. Join us as we talk about gender equality and decreased maternal mortality as effective ways to reduce poverty and improve the lives of individuals in communities across the world!

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References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Development_Goals

http://www.who.int/topics/millennium_development_goals/about/en/

http://www.un.org/millennium/declaration/ares552e.pdf