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565 weeks ago @ Akimbo - House of Representativ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, we've heard about this memo too, but haven't seen it. There are no mentions of abortion in the bill though.

574 weeks ago @ Akimbo - Little-Known Medicatio... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you, Leila!

597 weeks ago @ YFA Hub - Collaborer sur l’int... · 0 replies · +2 points

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to following the development of AWID's new project!

604 weeks ago @ Akimbo - Sunita Basnet · 1 reply · +1 points

You don't need to register to vote - people who want to vote for you just have to click the "vote" button next to your picture!

610 weeks ago @ Akimbo - Wagatwe Wanjuki · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey all -- I'm the program officer for online communications and campaigns at IWHC, which means that community management of Akimbo and Young Visionaries falls under my domain. I just deleted several abusive comments aimed at Wagatwe.

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610 weeks ago @ Akimbo - Wagatwe Wanjuki · 0 replies · +1 points

You can totally vote for yourself - and as many other people as you want. But you can only vote for each person once.

611 weeks ago @ Akimbo - Stephanie Herold · 0 replies · +1 points

You just have to click where it says "vote" next to Stephanie's pic!

627 weeks ago @ Akimbo - New Female Condoms Are... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think the FC products that are being tested and used in Africa are a bit different than this one - there are a few international companies that have been working on FCs outside of the US. Our Food and Drug Administration approval process for medical devices is pretty slow, so there are a variety of options available outside the U.S. That of course doesn't solve your stated problem of expired products. Hopefully with increased attention on the FCs, ngos will be able to help get them more widely distributed.

Here are a few pics of two different FCs, made of latex and nitrile, that are being tested and marketed internationally:

628 weeks ago @ Akimbo - Funding For Ineffectiv... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for commenting with the link - I did this when you posted it earlier this week. Got nice notes back from both my NY Senators, who are working to make sex education comprehensive.

634 weeks ago @ Akimbo - Today: Tell Your Senat... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yay, thanks!