What is Reproductive Coercion?

Reproductive Coercion is getting some surprise attention this week after actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder went on Dr Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy Podcast and related their pregnancy story with a few red flags. (Note: Dr. Berlin is a prenatal chiropractor, chiropractors are not medical doctors.) I’ve linked the podcast so you can listen for yourselfContinue reading “What is Reproductive Coercion?”

Links Roundup: The Wellness Industry

Maybe I’m the target demo, but wellness seems pretty inescapable right now. In the context of the “wellness industry” that is primarily marketed toward women, wellness is not just personal health but also a kind of moral superiority. The idea of¬†wellness that is sold by Goop, fitness influencers and celebrity chefs on Instagram is aContinue reading “Links Roundup: The Wellness Industry”

Healthy Outdoor Spaces & Environmental Pollution

For people living in large, urban areas like Greater Philadelphia, access to nice outdoor spaces is really important for human health. So… what happens when those outdoor spaces are polluted?¬†

Racism is a Public Health Issue

“Racism is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call “race”, that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources.” —APHA Past PresidentContinue reading “Racism is a Public Health Issue”