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Destiny Lopez

Blog Entries by Destiny Lopez

International Women's Day and Latina's health

1 Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 2:04 PM

Today is International Women's Day, a day to focus on the great strides women have made both socially and economically. Women's health and rights worldwide have greatly advanced in the past century, yet lately, there are an increasing number of examples of that success slipping away.

Just last month in...

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Latinas and Cervical Cancer Prevention

2 Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 4:29 PM

A friend of mine was diagnosed with high-risk HPV when she was 22 years old. It was caught through a routine Pap test, and when a biopsy found the cells to be precancerous, she got the care she needed right away. Who knows what might have happened if she had...

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Latinos Must Take A Stand Against HIV/AIDS

0 Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 5:36 AM

Health is a right that belongs to everyone, and that includes the opportunity to live a life free of HIV/AIDS. Yet for millions of people around the world, lack of access to education and services means that right is denied, the opportunity inaccessible. December 1 is World AIDS Day, an...

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Let's Talk to Our Kids About Sex

0 Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 8:07 AM

As the mother of a young daughter, I have thought a lot about when I want to start talking to her about sex and sexuality. I know it won't be long before she is curious about her body, gender differences, and where babies come from. I hope to start this...

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