For the Week Ending August 27, 2017.
A Michigan woman has received her high school diploma eight decades after being kicked out of school for being pregnant. Iris Weatherwax, 97, was given an honorary diploma, cap and gown on Wednesday, The Flint Journal reported. She said receiving the diploma was wonderful. Read more about it here.
A new study compares the physical, emotional, and cognitive experiences of women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) either to become pregnant or to donate their eggs for money. The researchers found that there is a direct correlation between the intensity of a woman’s bodily experience and her reason for harvesting eggs. Read the full story here.
A transman, who is eight months pregnant, has revealed that he is planning to raise his unborn child as non-binary – meaning the baby will fall outside of the definitions of male or female – with the help of two women. Read the story here.
Infants of mothers who received the flu vaccine during pregnancy have similarly strong levels of antibodies against the flu, regardless of whether their mothers had been vaccinated in the previous year, before their pregnancy, or not, found new research. Read more about it here.
The most popular article on The Pulse this week, in timely fashion, was How Long Will It Take to Recover From a C-Section? Read this very interesting article here.