The corset: history of an orthopedic instrument

The corset has been in existence for over 500 years and has been used as an orthopedic instrument for most of that time. It is thought to have originated in the 15th century, when it was first used to support…

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Why did women burn their bras in 1968?

In 1968, a group of women in New York City held a “bra-burning” protest against what they saw as the oppressive and unrealistic standards of beauty imposed on women. The protest was inspired by an episode of the TV show…

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Postpartum depression: how to get out of it?

Having a baby is an amazing time that comes with lots of new challenges. For some women, the changes and challenges can lead to postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a real and serious problem that can happen to any woman…

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