Life as Radd is gay, fab and fun. Now in my adulthood, I just refuse to conform.
Our patient from the other day first presented to an outside clinic, where there is no surgeon, when he still felt too weak to stand several days after being beaten with fists and sticks. He was admitted to the clinic with a swollen, distended abdomen and increasing pain, given intravenous fluids, evaluated with an X-ray and a blood count, suggesting blood loss, followed by a phone call to our project chief and a discussion with me about transfer. At home this patient would have had a CT scan to identify whether he had an injury to the spleen and/or liver, plus checked for signs of other injuries that would suggest he needed surgery. With a stable liver or spleen injury, he would be placed at bed rest to minimize the chance of recurrent bleeding. Here in the Central African Republic the choice was to risk leaving him at a facility that had no capability for an operation or transfer him to Paoua by LandRover with the risk of making any potential bleeding worse, as the trip is slightly less jarring than playing a game of rugby. We told them to send him over as soon as they could. Due to a combination of vehicle availability, road conditions and security issues, it was a full 24 hours before he arrived in Paoua, now almost six days from his initial injury.
House Republicans are still blocking the reauthorization [of the Violence Against Women Act], which passed the Senate this spring, because of added protections and services for LGBT, Native American, and immigrant abuse victims.
Girls who receive the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, do not become more sexually active, researchers from Kaiser Permanente reported in the journal Pediatrics. The authors added that the HPV vaccine is not associated with a higher incidence of STIs (sexually transmitted infections), contraceptive counseling, or pregnancy.
HPV Vaccine Not Linked To Higher Sexual Activity Among Girls | Medical News Today
I’m just gonna preempt all of you who are thinking “why would they study that? that’s so stupid.” and say that it’s a necessary study because people argue against mandating Gardasil on this basis.