Preparing for the fall of Roe vs. Wade; Unacknowledged Sexual Trauma; Paid Leave Affects Infants’ Brain DevelopmentIn Nyssa's weekly 'Need to Know' series, we recap the three most important stories related to reproductive health, sex education, and bodily autonomy.
Glamour has put together a list of things you may want to think about as part of a preemptive plan for the potential, and devastating likely, fall of Roe vs. Wade.
From keeping track of your periods to investing in better birth control and starting a rainy day fund for the cost of an abortion (some can cost up to $800-950) to planning, or not planning, a pregnancy in more detail, thinking ahead will help if and when you seek an abortion.
For the Guardian, Rachel Thompson, author of Rough: How Violence Has Found Its Way Into the Bedroom and What We Can Do About It, shares her experience with "unacknowledged assault," a common experience where it can take rape or sexual assault survivors years—or even decades— to process the sexual violence.
Thompson details how it took her ten years to accept her assault, illuminates devastating research, and speaks with other survivors.
Research from the Infant Studies of Language and Neurocognitive Development Lab at New York University shows infants whose mothers had three months of paid leave were more neurologically advanced than those whose mothers had three months of unpaid leave.
The Family and Medical Leave Act permits 12 weeks of unpaid leave, but White women disproportionally benefit as they are higher earners and can financially afford the unpaid time off from work. Read the full story at The 19th.