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I have been looking into health campaigns recently.  There seems to be many that are affecting womens health that are not being heard or taken seriously.  Are there health inequalities at play here?

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Thank you Claire.

- Recently I have been researching this subject and some tales are gruesome.
Over the years women have been prodded and poked.
As far back as 1920,a product called Lysol- (a disinfectant) was marketed as a feminine hygienic product which preserved youth and marital bliss, used as a birth control agent via post coital douching and also used for abortions .
Gynaecologists flushed the vagina with Lysol solution to prevent infections  before delivering the baby .
 This  practice  was later abandoned, as it was thought its usage  masked more serious problems- perhaps sepsis or even renal failure!
One hundred years onwards, and  women are still experiencing painful procedures and usage of harmful  marketing products.
When will it end? Why are we considered  unequal and  always used as trials?
This is now 2020!-Is it not time to STOP?





 

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A disinfectant used as a feminine hygiene product that also used for abortions - this sounds barbaric!   Lets hope that this is not still being used!!

 

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Still sold in the US, I understand Claire, and in UK as Chlorophenol.
My concern here is, it was advertised and  marketed with 'shocking and hilarious' ads, as being the gold star for feminine hygiene in 1920.
However it was so potent, it was used to end an outbreak of cholera in Germany in 1889, the Spanish Flu in 1918 and also as an  effective agent for the influenza virus.
Also, it was used to wash the  bedding and decontaminate the sick rooms and hospital walls!
Marketing and advertising  of products did not think of women then, and one hundred(100) years later, we are still being  used as guinea pigs.
With all the flashy medical devices aimed at  saving time, sedation, space  and money, our frail insides have been Meshed, Flushed and Morcellized to pieces.
We need all the help and support from all  available sources to fight this problem.
-See attached screenshot image of how women were portrayed in 1920 

 

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i have found trying to help hysteroscopy action i am sure that i am taken more seriously than a woman  and not seen as a hysterical woman by both sexes. i also am concerned that know things a experienced gynecologist does not. i referenced  post menopausal women are the most at risk of pain during a OPH to which he look at his nurse specialist and she nodded 

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The longer I look into womens health - the more I am seeing inequalities.

Vaginal mesh, painful hysteroscopy, Patterson and the breast scandal, maternity safety.  Or is this a coincidence?

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On 05/03/2020 at 02:43, Kathy Nabbie said:

Still sold in the US, I understand Claire, and in UK as Chlorophenol.
My concern here is, it was advertised and  marketed with 'shocking and hilarious' ads, as being the gold star for feminine hygiene in 1920.
However it was so potent, it was used to end an outbreak of cholera in Germany in 1889, the Spanish Flu in 1918 and also as an  effective agent for the influenza virus.
Also, it was used to wash the  bedding and decontaminate the sick rooms and hospital walls!
Marketing and advertising  of products did not think of women then, and one hundred(100) years later, we are still being  used as guinea pigs.
With all the flashy medical devices aimed at  saving time, sedation, space  and money, our frail insides have been Meshed, Flushed and Morcellized to pieces.
We need all the help and support from all  available sources to fight this problem.
-See attached screenshot image of how women were portrayed in 1920 

 

Screenshot_20200305-021529_Chrome.jpg

Thanks Kathy,

I see we used this years ago,  regards to usage of Lysol many years ago, did it contain any harmful additions that we use  today ?

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Yes Claire- Lysol contains Hydrogen Peroxide. In my previous comments, you will note that it was used to flush the vagina of women before the gynaecologist delivered the baby.

In 2014, the MHRA

issued a safety  warning about the usage of Hydrogen Peroxide. Since the hazards are many, and also another of my passions, I think it needs a blog which I will be writing soon.

 

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