The book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot examines the life of a young African American woman with cervical cancer named Henrietta Lacks. When Lacks goes in for her cancer treatments, cells are taken from her tumor without her knowledge. These cells, known as HeLa cells, go on to become an essential advancement in the medical world. Despite the important developments made because of HeLa cells, Lacks receives very little recognition for her cells. For this reason, Skloot dedicates over a decade to researching and telling the story of Lacks, her family, and the HeLa cells.
We did have a full discussion with her regarding AMA issues and her risk for trisomy 21 as well as aneuploidy at term based on age alone. The fact that the ultrasound was completely negative decreases this risk somewhat. We did discuss various genetic testing options including amniocentesis with its risks and complications and pros and cons versus noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) with its benefits and limitations versus a quad screen. The patient was not interested in any further genetic testing or screening and therefore this was declined. She was told that if she changed her mind the quad screen should be performed this week based on her gestational age and that we would prefer to perform the amniocentesis in the next 2 weeks if possible again be cause of her gestational age.
Shell-Duncan is part of a working project that aims to reduce Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in ten countries, through the course of the next five years, by 30%. Shell-Duncan states that female circumcision is largely propagated by elderly women and not men. Contrary to popular belief, some young girls willfully participate in the ritual of female circumcision. The main focus is that women and young girls partake in this practice because it is the norm. Most of these women cannot escape this practice as religion and social norms have institutionalised it.
If a woman wishes to have an abortion she will find a way to get rid of the baby, no matter if it is legal or not. Hence the access to a professionally-performed abortion, and therefore also a legal one, reduces maternal injury or even death caused by an unsafe, illegal abortion. In 2004 the World Health organization estimated that unsafe abortions caused 68,000 maternal deaths worldwide in just one year. Many of those are performed in countries in which woman have no access to legal abortions or they cannot effort to pay
Morning-After Pill A Boon for Women” is a article written by Deborah Nucatola she is a physician and director of medical services for planned parenthood federation of America. This article was writing to let the public know that The Morning after will be an over the counter meaning that this pill is available to anyone “No Matter How Old You Are” but many mainly parents don 't agree, they believe that this pill does more harm than good and outs their teen lives in danger. Some believe that this pill in an “abortion pill”. Emergency contraception is a pill that prevents pregnancy up to five days after having unprotected sex. Many don 't know that after having sex a woman doesn 't get automatic become pregnant, this is why it is possible to
Cameron L, Reeve J, 2006 Assessment of unique associations between risk perceptions and worries and attitudes towards genetic testing for breast cancer detection. N = 303 (62 1st degree relatives with a history of breast cancer in the family, 152 nurses, 89 students with no 1st degree relatives diagnosed with breast cancer) Common Sense Model of Self Regulation (CSM + SRM) Worries were associated with a greater interest in undergoing a genetic test, while the perceived risk was not related with the interest in being tested. Cameron et al., 2012 Testing the effectiveness of a communication strategy N=749 adults CSM – used in testing the effectiveness of the strategy Providing information on the risk actions resulted in improved beliefs, lowered estimates of colon cancer risk, which yielded positive
Brittany Maynard chose to the “Death with Dignity” option after learning that she only had six months to live after her brain cancer became more aggressive and turned to a grade 4 glioblastoma. She moved from California to Oregon in order to legally receive a prescription of a lethal dose of barbiturates. Oregonis one of five states in the U.S that has the passed the Death with Dignity Act. Brittany chose this option because she did not want to go through radiation or live the last of her days in pain while her family watched. Brittany stated, “Because the rest of my body is young and healthy, I m likely to physically hang on for a long time even though cancer is eating my mind, and my family would have to watch that,” (page 565).
For these reasons, newly hired nurses who have less than 1-2 years’ experience in obstetrics nursing could benefit from a high-risk OB class that incorporates topics including postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) to assist in earlier recognition, response, and ultimately improved patient care. According to the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses [AWHONN] (2015), OB hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality and major cause of morbidity. Additionally, 54-93% of maternal hemorrhage-related deaths could have been prevented with better clinical response (AWHONN, 2015). Healthy People 2020 identified a goal to decrease maternal deaths from 12.7 deaths per 100,000 live
The actress said she decided to undergo the surgery after learning that she carries a gene known as BRCA1, which increases the risk of both breast and ovarian cancer. "My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman," Jolie stated. "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could." By late April 2013, Jolie added, she had completed several months of medical procedures, including a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery, at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in
Ironically, between 40 and 60 percent of pregnant women gain weight more than the recommended amount, according to Dr. Jacinda Nicklas, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. There are other factors too that contribute to your weight loss program after pregnancy such as age, health conditions, and so on. Here are some important facts you need to know about postpartum losing weight: Breastfeeding helps shed pounds, but is not your diet This is the best way to lose weight after pregnancy. Former Glee star Naya Rivera cut 30 pounds in two months after the delivery. She only breastfed and did low-impact exercises.
Every night, my mother scanned through this book, hoping to find a list of possible names. My name might have been Jonathon, but when my parents went back to St. Peter’s for her second ultrasound, they noticed that I was holding my two siblings up with my hands. This made her rethink my name as she now wanted my name to symbolize strength. After another month of researching,