Posts Tagged 'women’s health'

Embracing Gender Equality: Today and Everyday

Mar 08

You may have heard that today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. What you may not know is that, though the day has been relatively unknown in the U.S. until recently, the observance’s origins are actually American. A quick history: the first Women’s Day took place in February 1909, organized by the Socialist Party of […]

Passionate About Sex

Jun 02

Recently, I gave the commencement address for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Soon after I received this invitation, I asked some of my colleagues if they could recall their commencement speakers and their speeches. Uniformly, none could remember! So, in order to not join that esteemed collection of forgotten addresses, they suggested that […]

Deadly Silence: Black women and Breast Cancer

Mar 30

For the past few weeks I’ve been following the ongoing feature published in The Washington Post called Black Women in America, which stems from a new nation-wide survey by the Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation that paints an interesting portrait of the lives of Black women. The survey includes interviews with more than 800 […]