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Breast Cancer: The Environmental Link
> by The Breast Cancer Fund
Special Report On Family-Friendly Policies and How The Class Card Gets Played
> by Betty Holcomb
IN THE MAGAZINE:
The Male Box
Ms. editor Gloria Jacobs engages two feminist writers--Susan Faludi and Braun Levine in candid conversation about men, women, and change.
Christy's Crusade
The Violence Against Women Act has been put to the test in a landmark case before the Supreme Court. How one young woman's quest for justice took her to the highest court in the land. > by Patrick Tracey
Confessions of a Recovering Misogynist
A not so good brother describes his struggle to become a better man. > by Kevin Powell

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- Women to Watch
- Word: Crossover
- Just the Facts

NEWS:
-Good News, Bad News for East German Women
- Rules of Engagement--Vermont Style
- Bedouin Women Take Charge
- Out in Africa
- Newsmaker: Rebecca Gomperts
- Women Flex Their Union Muscle
- Opinion: Beyond Sanctions
- Exporting Anti-choice
- Beijing +5: From Words to Deeds
- Clippings

YOUR WORK:
- Special Report On Family-Friendly Policies and How The Class Card Gets Played
- Women's Work: Massage Therapist

YOUR HEALTH:
-Breast Cancer: The Environmental Link > by The Breast Cancer Fund
- Profile: La Shawn Woodward
- Healthnotes

BOOKS:
- Shelf Life: Kate Millett
- Reviews
- Bold Type: Helen Zia
-Editor's Page
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-Uppity Women: Julia Butterfly Hill
- Comments Please!
- He Says: Dan Savage
-Techno.fem:
- Girl Power for Sale
-Poetry: "Chaos Feary"
- Columns > by Jennifer De Leon, Patricia Smith, and Gloria Steinem
-Making Waves
- No Comment
 
 
 
 
Your suitcase is packed, your neighbor is feeding the cat, and you're ready to go. There's only one problem: you suffer from motion sickness. But instead of ending up huddled over an upchuck bag, try a cup of red raspberry leaf tea an hour or less before you go. This alternative to prescription and over-the-counter antinausea medications won't knock you out--and it tastes good, too. Red raspberry leaf tea--which shouldn't be confused with the raspberry-flavored teas sold in supermarkets--is available in health food stores. So brew a cup, sit back, and enjoy the ride.
 
The number of HIV-positive women in Africa is now greater than that of men, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the hardest hit area in the world: nearly 70 percent of all HIV-positive people live there. One barrier to treating the disease is the stigma attached to it. In many African languages, the common euphemism for AIDS is "Shame has fallen on the earth." Recently, both the U.N. and the U.S. government announced new commitments to confronting the AIDS crisis in Africa by increasing vaccine research and developing prevention programs. The White House also plans to work with African business leaders to improve treatment options.
 
Combine an up-to-the-minute guide to alternative treatments with articles on the history and current state of women's health care by feminist writers and practitioners, and what do you get? For Women Only!: Your Guide to Health Empowerment (Seven Stories Press, $49.95) by Gary Null and longtime feminist health activist and Ms. contributing editor Barbara Seaman. Want the latest info on osteoporosis treatments? A feminist analysis of women and muscles? A discussion on smoking and self-image? It's all here, in one groundbreaking edition that is really two books in one: the health guide and the anthology of feminist essays. There are even tips for navigating today's harried health care superhighway.
 
Most adults would be insulted by the notion that they need a chaperone. But it may not be such a bad idea when you're visiting a gynecologist. A companion isn't required by law but experts--including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)--believe that bringing one is in the best interest of doctor and patient. A chaperone can reassure the patient "about the professional context and content of the exam and . . . offer witness to the actual events taking place should there be any misunderstanding," according to an ACOG statement. So bring along a friend, or ask that a nurse be present.
Are you one of the thousands of women with disabilities who are trying to find a doctor they can trust? Are you one of the many who have been subjected to the indignity of having a doctor tell them, "I don't treat people in wheelchairs?" Two groups are working to help break down the barriers to good health care. The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities provides info on dealing with problems ranging from doctors' attitudes to financial need. Contact them at (800) 44-CROWD or (713) 960-0505; visit their Web site at www.bcm.tmc.edu/crowd. The National Women's Health Information Center can also help. They're at (800) 994-WOMAN or (888) 220-5446 (TDD). You can visit their Web site at www.4women.gov.