Monday’s Roundup: Laverne Cox makes history, taking down sexual harassment Girl Scout style, and, do yoga pants cause UTIs?

January 29, 2018 Kimberly Williams

This is your weekly reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you! Check out our hand-picked articles from around the web before you get down to business.


"Trans women deserve to be loved out in the open and in the light. Your voice matters, the truth of who you know yourselves to be matters. The truth will set you free!” Laverne Cox is the first out trans woman to appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan.


Taking a combined hormonal birth control, pregnancy, or having an inflammatory bowel disease, are just some of the factors that can increase the risk of blood clots. What causes blood clots and how do you lower the risk of getting one?


A three-year study has concluded that “women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk not only for Type 2 diabetes later in life, but for heart disease and hypertension as well.” The senior author of the study is urging moms-to-be to get checked annually for diabetes, along with blood pressure and lipids.


“I didn’t want to be sick to my stomach all day at school, then come home, slam my door, lay my back against it, and cry for not just myself, but for all the other kids who are being sexually harassed and won’t say anything to anyone.” Talk about living by the Girl Scout Law-- how a 13 year-old Girl Scout fought sexual harassment at her middle school.


There has  been a sharp increase in the number of women diagnosed with ADHD-- four times as many in 2015 than 2003. In addition to explanations for this spike, here is what you should know if you have been diagnosed.


Can yoga pants cause UTIs? Your beloved athleisure and gym wear could be the culprit when it comes to problems down there. Here is what you need to know to keep yourself UTI- free.


“I found myself dreaming of a ‘no thought’ breastfeeding friendly wardrobe. I wanted clothing that I could easily be a ‘mom’ in and that allowed me to feed the littlest one while chasing an active toddler.” Melissa, creator of Latched Mama, describes how she began the inventive nursing clothes brand.



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