Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pap Smear Protocol

The link between cervical cancer and particular strains of the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) will mean fewer pap smears for women. If you test negative for HPV, you will only need a cervical cancer screening every three years. That doesn't mean women should miss their annual well woman visit, but I won't complain about less speculum time! Read about details in this article from City of Hope.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

cervix extras

Two straggling cervices that were made at the Valentine's Day cervix knitting party at A Verb for Keeping Warm. The pale pink one was by a young lady who dropped in and had never knit in the round before. The fuchsia one was made by Sarah who works at Verb. Both are spending the summer at the Kinsey Institute Juried Show.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

National Woman's Health Week

May 13th through 19th is National Woman's Health Week and today, quite fittingly I have an appointment to see my doctor for a well woman visit. Regular check ups and preventative screenings play an important part in managing our health. Access to shouldn't be a barrier, but nor should time. Take the time to take care of yourself and encourage the important women in your life to do the same.

Friday, May 11, 2012

bon voyage!

Here's a photo of the cervices before they were packed up and shipped off. All 77 will be spending the summer in Bloomington Indiana at the Kinsey Institute Juried Show.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

still knitting

The Felt Cervix Project will continue to accept contributions of your cervices, so keep knitting and send them in!