New York: Despite its common occurrence, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding miscarriage and many women find that their emotional and psychological needs are unmet as they go through a devastating grieving process. But for some, Instagram has emerged as a tool to cope with such distress, a study says. The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that the content posted by Instagram users included rich descriptions of the medical and physical experiences of miscarriage, and the emotional spectrum of having a miscarriage and coping with those emotions, the social aspect, and family identity. "I find it endlessly fascinating that women are opening up to essentially strangers about things that they hadn't even told their partners or families," says Dr Riley. "But this is how powerful this community is," said Amy Henderson Riley, assistant professor at Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, US. View this post on Instagram … [Read more...] about Women are using Instagram to cope with miscarriage distress
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Mumbai: Swede Thomas Dennerby will make his debut as India U-17 women's football team head coach when the hosts take on Sweden in the opening match of the three-nation tournament here on Friday. This will be the first international tournament to be held in India at the U-17 level for women and it's being held as a part of preparations for next year's FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in the country. The tournament is being held under UEFA Assist in collaboration with the Asian Football Confederation. UEFA Assist is an international programme of the European football governing body that addresses the needs of national associations and confederations outside that continent. Dennerby said he was happy with the preparations and progress of the players since he took charge of the team. "This will be the first match-experience against another country for the team since my arrival. I am hoping to see that the players can produce on the pitch the things that we have been working on in training … [Read more...] about India U-17 Women’s Team Face Sweden in Coach Thomas Dennerby’s Debut Match
The Supreme Court on Friday advocated “patience” to women of menstruating age who want to exercise their right to enter and worship at Sabarimala temple, saying though the law was in their favour, any judicial order at this time may spark violence in a situation already “explosive”.Two women in their thirties had approached the Supreme Court recently with a plea to direct the Kerala police to provide them protection for their intended pilgrimage to the famed forest temple during the ongoing season. They said a Constitution Bench lifted the ban on women of menstruating age to enter Sabarimala in a majority judgment on September 28, 2018. The State’s refusal to provide them protection was in gross contempt of the judgment, they argued.On November 14, a Bench of five judges, sitting in review of the judgment, referred the fundamental question of whether a woman’s right to worship was subservient to age-old religious customs, faith and traditions, … [Read more...] about Be patient, Supreme Court tells women seeking protection to enter Sabarimala temple
In the last 21 years, I have been working closely with young women who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and many of them have voiced a persistent concern and fear: will they be able to lead a fulfilling life as wives and mothers. They seem to have received little or no reassurance from family and friends. Social discrimination, misconceptions and stigma are still creating psychological and emotional problems for these young women. Research shows that societal stigma, shaming or discrimination of people with diabetes has a negative impact on patient self-care and leads to poor treatment outcomes.[i] Women face much more of this than men. They are deemed unfit for marriage and motherhood. They face this stigma on all fronts: from their own family, extended relatives, colleagues at work and from prospective spouses and their families. I would like to clear some of these misconceptions and send out a message of hope and reassurance to these young women. Never assume, always ask the doctor … [Read more...] about Message to young women with diabetes: Marriage and children, you can have it all!
Email ABC Central West By Angelique Lu and Sarah Porter Updated December 12, 2019 13:02:31 Photo: Elzette Connan and her family live at Cumnock, New South Wales, where Ladies of the Land originated. (Supplied) Related Story: Government rejects CWA plea for extra money to help drought-affected families Map: Maitland 2320 When Elzette Connan received a care package from a friend in Western Australia with a note saying "thinking of you, sending you lots of sunshine", it prompted an idea. Key points: The Ladies of the Land campaign has collected more than 16,000 care packages The group is trying to deliver 1,000 packages a day across the state before Christmas The social media page has more than 19,000 likes after six weeks "I opened it — and it was a box filled with yellow things. A box of chocolates, a crossword puzzle, two yellow coffee mugs, yellow tea, and coffee," Ms Connan said."Everything was yellow. I was being sent sunshine from Western Australia."Ms … [Read more...] about Ladies of the Land are delivering thousands of care packages to women in drought-affected areas