Health

  • October 23, 2018

    Breast Anatomy

    Regular readers migggght be feeling some deja vu (deja… büb?) with today’s strip, as we made one all on the practicaities of becoming familiar with your own breasts in a Breast Self Exam comic a few months back. But, as next year’s Drawn to Sex book will be all about health, we needed to get a little breast anatomy comic done in addition! It also doesn’t hurt to talk about breasts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – seriously, drop a charity or two a dollar and get familiar with your own breasts! I, personally, didn’t really know what the inside structure looked like until we worked on this! (For the record: my first impression was that it looked a lot like the inside of a grapefruit). Tit for Tat: Some Breast Resources ► Abreast: The Basics of Boobies via Scarleteen ► Picture of the Breasts via WebMD ► Breast via Wikipedia ► Yes, Trans Women Can Breastfeed — Here’s How via Them ► Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation via The New York Times ► Gynecomastia via Wikipedia ► Enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia) via Mayo Clinic Erika and I have been pushing on our work projects amid some health troubles. But regardless, we’re getting excited for the Drawn To Sex: The Basics book release (a signing at SheBop in Portland and hopefully Seattle’s Babeland to be announced soon!). Can’t wait for this boooook, you can pick up a preorder on Amazon!
  • September 4, 2018

    In-Clinic Abortion

    If you’d like some more OJST comics on the subjects of pregnancy, contraception, and abortion, you can find them here: Pregnancy, Medical Abortion, Emergency Contraception, IUD, The Pill, The Implant, Miscellaneous Contraceptives (Cervical Barriers, The Patch, The Shot, Spermicide, The Sponge, Vaginal Rings), Condoms, and Internal (“Female”) Condoms. We did the best we could to cover the essentials in in-clinic abortions, but of course there’s never enough room to include everything you need to know about a subject in our comics, so please do spend some time reading through the list of resources below to gather a much more comprehensive understanding! Resources Learn More About Abortion ► All About Abortion (Scarleteen) ► How do I get an in-clinic abortion? (Planned Parenthood) ► Surgical Abortion (First Trimester) (University of California San Francisco) ► About Abortion, including Abortion Facts, Patient Stories & more (National Abortion Federation) ► Abortion procedures – surgical (Better Health Channel) Talk to a Real Person ► All-Options: Pregnancy, Parenting, Abortion, Adoption ► (FOR TEENS) Text Scarleteen ► NAF Hotline Fund (National Abortion Federation) Where to Find an Abortion Clinic ► Abortion Services (Planned Parenthood) ► Find A Provider (National Abortion Federation) Debunking Abortion Myths and Misinformation ► Abortion Myths (National Abortion Federation) ► How to (Un)pack for a Real Discussion About Abortion “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” (How to Spot ‘Em!) ► How can I tell crisis pregnancy centers and real reproductive health centers apart? (Planned Parenthood) ► How to Tell a ‘Crisis Pregnancy Center’ from a Legitimate Abortion Clinic (LifeHacker) ► Fake Health Centers (NARAL Pro-Choice America) Remember, it’s always a good time to donate to Planned Parenthood!
 

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