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Biking toward women’s rights in Afghanistan

08 Sep 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Women's Health

Women's rights to ride a bicycle is not yet accepted in Afghanistan, and the courageous fight of a few pioneers caught the attention of Shannon Galpin, an activist and National Geographic Adventurer who has been working in Afghanistan trying to promote women’s rights since 2006. The...

Excercising During Pregnancy

24 Aug 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Women's Health

As featured in The Washington Post (August 2014) Dr. Raul Artal, author of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' guidelines on exercising during pregnancy (2003), advises women to maintain their current level of training, saying that "Pregnancy should not be a state of confinement.  Healthy...

Tampons and vaginismus

15 Aug 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog, Women's Health

Women with vaginismus will often not be able to use tampons because they are afraid to insert them, or they tried in the past and it 'got stuck' and scared them, or because they heard many scary stories about tampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome, or...

Remove tampon for urination?

03 Jul 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Women's Health

Quite a few women still believe that their genitals are comprised of one 'multi-purpose hole' and would, therefore, need to remove the tampon for urination. Could the confusion come from comparing the female genitals to the penis with its one-tube-for-all-purposes structure?  Possibly. So ladies, here is the...