Odds and Ends

By Rachel Walden |

Call for Interviewees:

Reporter Molly M. McGinty is interviewing patients who were denied reproductive care at Catholic hospitals for a piece for Ms. magazine. Please her at [email protected] or 212-531-1679 by Wednesday, March 9. Patients are welcome to use pseduonyms if needed.

Interventions to Reduce Early Inductions:

My local (Nashville, TN) newspaper has an article today on early inductions without medical indication. The paper reports that local hospitals implemented a pilot program that asked doctors to check a form if they were inducing labor for nonmedical reasons; rates of babies delivered at 37 to 39 weeks’ gestation with no medical reason subsequently dropped from 9.8% to 4.8%.

The Health Beat Blog also explored issues of inductions (including early inductions) and cesareans in .

Save the Date: Orgasm, Inc:

I expect we’ll have read on this soon, but readers are invited to attend a preview screening of the film at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA on March 24. Read event info is available . The film focuses on the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts to produce and market Viagra-type drugs to women.

My Stories: Submit Your Own!

Just a reminder that we are collecting readers’ stories of how My has touched their lives, in conjunction with our 40th anniversary celebration. You can on our blog.

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