Jun. 19th, 2009

joreth: (Silent Bob Headbang)

"The Assembly Health Committee has approved SB 158 by a margin of 10 to 6. This legislation, authored by State Senator Patricia Wiggins, requires health insurers and health maintenance organizations to cover the costs of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine upon the referral of a doctor. ... The medical effectiveness of the existing vaccine suggests a corresponding 22% to 60% reduction in cervical cancer in the general population. Effectiveness should be highest for groups less likely to have been exposed to HPV, such as preadolescent girls and females without a history of sexual activity.

Wiggin’s legislation, which is sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has already been approved by the State Senate."

joreth: (Silent Bob Headbang)
 I have 3 extra tickets to participate in a survey whose findings will directly influence what you see on TV in the future.  I have been selected to evaluate not-yet released TV material that is being considered for nationwide broadcast.  

We will get a chance to express our opinions about what we see in a way that will actually be listened to by people involved with television.  We will be providing direct feedback to producers, directors, sponsors and other people behind TV who in turn will be better able to understand and respond to our viewing preferences.  

The TV Preview is for Saturday, June 20th at 7:30 PM in Orlando.  The first 3 people who contact me get the extra tix.
joreth: (polyamory)
I received a notice that a UK production company wants to make a documentary about polyandrous-LIKE relationships for TLC. They are specifically looking for women with multiple partners, but are flexible on how many partners, whether they are live-in partners or not, and whether the males also have partners.  They just want to focus on the female perspective of multiple partnerships in opposition to the Fundie Mormon picture.  I have exchanged many email correspondences with the producer and I am comfortable recommending them to anyone else who thinks they may be interested in participating. Unfortunately, the Polyamory Media Association is not yet live, so I do not have my database of poly people interested in the media to refer to, so I'm posting this here. Please feel free to contact me for more information about my exchanges with this company or contact them directly:

> > > The documentary is currently in development for the TLC network. We aim to
> > > produce an insightful 1 hour observational factual film about various
> > > polyandrous situations and ask questions such as: Does this point to a
> > > future family model in the United States? What are the advantages of living
> > > in a polyandrous situation? What does it say about the empowerment of women?
> > > Does it make it easier to provide a home for children both financially and
> > > emotionally with the extra support? We would love to speak to people in this
> > > type of situation, even if they would prefer not to appear on film, for
> > > research purposes so that we can build a well-informed picture of the
> > > movement and what it means. Getting in contact with us by no means
> > > constitutes an agreement to participate in the documentary.

> > > WWW.ITN.CO.UK <http://www.itn.co.uk/


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