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Sex Workers in India Move from Stigma to Empowerment

by Urmila Chanam –India– “I believe we still have not reached the last sex worker and we will walk until we reach her.” – Ashodaya Samithi […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, India, Sex Work

Kheliwe’s Story: Male Polygamy and HIV Infection in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo –Malawi– Even before we begin talking, Kheliwe* has tears in her eyes. She is HIV positive and still battling to come to terms […]

Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Malawi, Marriage, The World, Women's Rights

Curing Cancer: Understanding Chemotherapy

by Paromita Pain –USA– Susan Mai did not want to die. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer and her doctor prescribed a course of chemotherapy, […]

Cancer, Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Science & Technology, Women's Health

Heroin Addiction: One Family’s Misadventure

by Cassandra Stedham –USA– Addiction. What thoughts and images does this word evoke? Sunken eyes, pallid complexion, grinding teeth, fingernails gnawed down to the quick? The […]

Addiction, Family, Feature Articles, Health, Teaching & Learning, The WIP Editorial

Medical Tourism: When Push Comes to Shove, My Embryonic Stem Cell Adventure Begins

by Amy B. Scher –USA– I am on a 21-hour flight, I am disabled, uncomfortable, and in pain. I hate crowds, I get anxious when I […]

Arts & Culture, Disease & Illness, Elections, Feature Articles, Health, India, Science & Technology, United States

No Lump Still Cancer: Understanding Inflammatory Breast Cancer

by Paromita Pain –USA– Birthdays mark milestones. For Terry Arnold, one birthday changed the course of her life. “I had just turned 49 when one morning […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Science & Technology, Women's Health

How to Survive a Plague – A Model for Human Rights Social Activism.

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor Although it feels like it is a film from the 1990’s recently stumbled upon and re-discovered high […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, HIV/AIDS, Social Change, Teaching & Learning

The Body Worlds Exhibition: Macabre Freak Circus or Exploration of the Human Anatomy?

by Caroline Achieng Otieno -Netherlands- Within my community as in many African communities, death is seen as a great and irredeemable tragedy even when it occurs […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Health, Indigenous Culture, Science & Technology, Teaching & Learning

Despite Profits, Beer Companies Do Not Provide Living Wage For Cambodian Promoters

by Michelle Tolson –Cambodia– Entertainment venues are very popular in Cambodia. They are well supplied with beer and young women to serve it. Karaoke clubs and […]

Business & Economy, Cambodia, Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Poverty, Sex Work, Violence Against Women

A Comprehensive Health Strategy Can End Cervical Cancer Deaths

Originally published at IPPF/WHR In January, health providers throughout the United States recognized Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, reminding women and adolescent girls of the steps needed […]

Cancer, The WIP Talk

Cancer in Kenya Should Not Be A Death Certificate

by Joyce J. Wangui -Kenya- Biopsy, mammogram, and chemotherapy are words all too familiar with cancer patients. Death is another word often at the tip of […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Science & Technology

A Matter of Life and Health: Villagers in Kazakhstan Fight Big Oil

by Leanne A. Grossman –USA– The noxious smell of rotten eggs regularly blows over the rural village of Berezovka, Kazakhstan. The fumes come directly from the […]

Animals & Environment, Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Disease & Illness, Europe, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Laws & Legislation, Petroleum, The World