Dr. Stephen Hawks recognized nationally for educating future family physicians

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Wellington is blessed to have you as a family doctor. Report Reply 0 replies · active 165 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Tiny · 164 weeks ago Congratulations Dr. Hawks! I knew from the first day I met you that you are one amazing person. You’re the best doctor ever and I’m so glad that you’re mine. Report Reply 0 replies · active 164 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Veronica Luna · 164 weeks ago Congrats, Dr. Hawks! This is an honor that is truly deserved! SCFCC, Wellington and Sumner County are truly blessed to have you! Report Reply 0 replies · active 164 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down old granny · 164 weeks ago to a fine young whipper snapper wellington is blessed to have. God bless you and your work and care for our community. Report Reply 0 replies · active 164 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Steve Hawk is the national winner of the Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award.Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Stephen Hawks, DO of Wellington, has been selected by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Board of Directors as the recipient of the AAFP’s 2017 Exemplary Teaching Award in the volunteer category. The award was developed to acknowledge exemplary teaching skills, as well as individuals who have implemented outstanding educational program implementation and/or innovative teaching models.Dr. Hawks was honored as the Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award recipient in the volunteer category at the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting on June 9, 2017 at the Wichita Marriott. Upon learning that he had received the national award, Dr. Hawks said:“Family physicians are trained to take care of a wide variety of medical issues.  My practice includes office based medicine, procedures in the office, emergency room coverage, inpatient medicine, endoscopy and obstetrics. There are many days that my partners and I have had the opportunity to deliver a new baby to an excited family, see a variety of medical issues and conditions in the clinic and care for a patient that is at the end of his or her life. This variety and the strong relationships that develop with patients are what makes family medicine so unique and rewarding.”Hawks would go on to say:“Having the opportunity to share my practice and clinical knowledge with the next generation of doctors keeps me sharp as a clinician and allows me to have a hand in shaping the way they practice.  I’m humbled to receive this award as I know that there are so many great volunteer educators in Kansas — there are five other equally deserving ones in my practice.”In his letter to Dr. Hawks, AAFP President, John Meigs, Jr., MD, FAAFP (Brent, Alabama) writes:“The Board commends you for your work as a skilled family physician and tireless educator of future family physicians. Not only do your patients in the Wellington community greatly benefit from your care, but you have also had a powerful impact with fourth year medial students at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. You truly capture the principles of mentoring the next generation of family physicians. Your enthusiasm and energetic demeanor for your patients, practice and community make you an outstanding role model. One notable example of this is the amount of students who have worked alongside you through the Kansas Rural preceptorship Program. Students attest to your passion for comprehensive, coordinated care as well as your willingness to drop everything to help someone in need. Your service to community-based medicine is a testament to your dedication and hard work.”Dr. Hawks is a native of Wellington attending Wellington High School and Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Hawks completed his residency at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, Wichita, Kansas.He joined Sumner County Family Care Center, P.A., Wellington in 2003. He also has privileges at Sumner Regional Medical Center, Wellington. He and his wife, Traci Anderson Hawks have four children and live in Wellington.Dr. Hawks is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has professional development certificates for: Basic Life Support; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Advanced Trauma and Life Support; Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification; Neonatal Resuscitation Program; and Advanced Life Support of Obstetrics.The American Academy of Family Physicians was founded in 1947, the AAFP represents nearly 129,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.Nearly, one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 208 million office visits each year – nearly 83 million more than to the next medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide the majority of care for America’s underserved and rural populations.In the increasingly fragmented world of health care here many medical specialties limit their practice to a particular organ, disease, age or sex, family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person across the full spectrum of ages. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.For more information visit the website at www.aafp.org.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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West makes short work of Greenwood

first_imgOn arrival it was noticeable that the car park was fairly empty and we were soon out to the first tee where we found the test for the day was to be the A&C Nines.Onto the course and I have to say I thought it was in fine condition.  The grass on the fairways was a bit long but hit the fairway and you usually got a good lie.  I say usually because I did manage to find a couple of divots and not many fairways, but such is golf.The greens were a good test and the rough was as rough should be – difficult to get out of.  All in all a fair test and we did not have to use ‘lift, clean and place’ rule as the ball behaved with the grass and little mud was apparent.  We did however have a strong wind.In the A Flight the winner was Mark West with 41 points ahead of a count back between a couple of our ‘learner golfers’, namely Watson and Scott on 36 points, that saw Bob in second and Max in third.In the B Flight the winner was George Bayley with 36 points ahead of Barry Elphick in second with 34 points and Charlie Sykes in third with 33 on count back over Barry Oates.Near Pins:  Dave Arrowsmith, George BayleyFriday, August 23, Treasure Hill – StablefordFor the second time in the week the ‘boys’ went up the 331, but not quite as far as Tuesday.  It’s usually a good day out here but on this day the course was not in the best of condition as 5 holes were undergoing major renovation work.  Around the greens there were large areas of GUR and it was not a pretty sight to a golfer.Friday’s top two – Bob Watson & Barry Elphick.The rest of the course was in reasonable condition and the greens were in their normal shape, but this was definitely a day to stop in bed and give the golf a miss.  Suffice to say the ‘boys’ were not as happy as they had been at Greenwood on Tuesday, and I am given to understand that there will be more fairways under repair when these recover.Back at Bert’s it was soon time for the results.  The winner was that up and coming golfer Bob Watson with 34 points.  In second place was Barry Elphick with 32 points and in third was Anders Pederson, also with 32 but losing the count back.  T.T.F.N.Near Pins:  Barry Elphick, George Bayley, Anders Pederson, Barry Oats. PSC golf from Tropical Bert’sTuesday, August 20, Greenwood – StablefordI personally had not been here for a few months so I was interested to see how it was getting on, seeing as many of the other courses are now showing signs of wear and some are recovering well.   It is a fair drive to this course, but then I was not driving so who cares!  I was even able to relax, as well as one who goes with Mashi can and the journey passed in a flash, or maybe that was the flash of fear.  Joking apart I did ask if Mashi was getting old as he made none of his normal short cut detours.  We still had the way back to go mind, but I have a way to fix that, I sleep.Tuesday flight winners – Mark West & George Bayleylast_img read more

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Real Madrid want to steal Yarmolenko away from Barcelona

first_img The Ukrainian is a player that Barcelona were tracking but have discarded for now, looking for a centre-forward. Los Blancos have got in touch with the player’s people to find out his availability. He has three important offers from the Premier League, but he’d like to move to Spain – and Barcelona are his priority. Upd. at 21:14 Real Madrid have started checking the transfer market in order to improve their squad. Florentino Perez knows the squad needs to be renovated, and there will be some big incomings and outgoings. One of those could be Andriy Yarmolenko.  The player has come on a lot in the last few months and, without doubt, is the finest Ukrainian footballer around. He has a great capacity to overload defences and unbalance them, as well as being an efficient goalscorer from the flank. Tomas Andreu CET He will cost around €25m, but Madrid are aiming to pay less. And Dinamo Kiev, his club, will not make it easy to sign him – especially given they have reached the latter stages of the Champions League.  Yarmolenko could take James Rodriguez’s place – a talented footballer, but the management and board are losing patience with his behaviour. They were unahppy he came back late ahead of the Clasico because of advertising commitments in South America. 22/12/2015last_img read more

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Growing need for meaning

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Volero coach Terzic says Pomi ‘deserved to win’

first_imgVolero Zurich may have bowed down to Pomi Casalmaggiore in the semifinals of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, but its head coach Zoran Terzic gave his support to the Italian champions as they go into the finals against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul.“They deserved to win,” said Terzic after Volero lost in four sets, 27-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “One simple reason: They played with much more courage in service and attack. They played well defensively. They definitely deserved to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Pomi scored on 54 of its spikes, four more than Volero did, and it had 12 points off blocks, three more than the Swiss club.Volero, winner of the bronze medal in the 2015 tournament, will have to face VakifBank Istanbul in the battle-for-third match on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentPomi, meanwhile, is the defending European champions. But the team is a first-timer in the world stages and would go up against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul in the gold medal round.If Terzic could praise Pomi, he could not forget to pinpoint his team’s problem. MOST READ Pomi coach Caprara returns to WCWC finals a proud man We are young EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Volero is a team that has problems with these kinds of situations, we played very well until today,” said Terzic, whose team topped Pool B in the group stages after going 3-0. “We have to work on our volleyball and our psychology to be better for the next competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Brooklyn Nets player arrested for assaulting girlfriend

first_imgFILE- In this July 14, 2019, file photo, Brooklyn Nets forward Rodions Kurucs plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves during an an NBA summer league basketball game in Las Vegas. Kurucs was arrested in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend inside his apartment. Police say the 32-year-old woman claims she had a verbal dispute with Kurucs in his apartment on June 27, when he struck and choked her. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets player Rodions Kurucs has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend inside his apartment.The 21-year-old Latvian-born small forward turned himself in on Tuesday and was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge. He’s due back in court Oct. 21.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LATEST STORIES Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Simone Biles ‘aches’ for victims after brother charged in triple murder MOST READ LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large PLAY LIST 05:52Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash Police say the 32-year-old woman claims she had a verbal dispute with Kurucs in his Brooklyn apartment on June 27 and he choked her. She says he also struck her.The Daily News reports that Kurucs’ lawyer noted there are no photos of the alleged assault and the woman didn’t report the incident for nearly two months. He says the two then flew together to Las Vegas the day after the alleged assault.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Nets released a statement saying they’re in “the process of gathering more information.” View commentslast_img read more

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City eyes increase in retail sales

first_imgHe added that the study will show which businesses and restaurants would best bring in tax dollars from those who work in the city. “The workday population is limited in their shopping and eating options right now,” Flannery explained. Although the council approved the contract with Buxton, 4-0, the contract for the hotel feasibility study passed 3-1 with council member Luis Gonzalez dissenting. Mayor pro tem Ron Kearnes was absent. Both companies will begin work on the studies in the next few weeks. The finished products are expected to be presented to the city council three to six months later. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – In an effort to bolster its retail base, the City Council, in its capacity as the community development commission, authorized Tuesday to pay $91,000 to consultants for two different marketing studies. “We need to aggressively go out and attract these businesses, and this is a good first step,” said City Manager Fred Latham. Council Member Gustavo Velasco agreed. “We aren’t having anyone coming in,” Velasco said, “so we should take a proactive approach.” The city will pay Buxton Company $75,000 to put together a retail marketing study and related services and another $16,000 to PFK Consulting for a hotel marketing and feasibility study and related services. “We’ve always been known as an industrial city,” said Mayor Joseph Serrano. “We need to push the envelope on this idea \ or we’ll open it one day and find there’s nothing there.” Bob Orpin, executive director of the community development commission, said that the project is a good use of redevelopment tax money because the information gathered in the study will be useful to the city. Buxton specializes in analyzing and marketing potential retail sites in hundreds of cities, including Pasadena, Long Beach and Bellflower. It has advised more than 1,200 retailers where to locate by using demographics, psychographics, drive-time analysis and lifestyle characteristics to provide strategic decision-making information. “We’ll match the city up with the right retail businesses,” said Sean Flannery, territory business manager for Buxton. “We can specifically tell you if, for instance, Chili’s restaurant can work on a certain street in the city.” last_img read more

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Le climat et le temps en Afrique du Sud

first_imgRegion subtropicale, temperee par un ocean sur les trois cotes du pays et par l’altitude du plateau interieur, elle presente des conditions chaudes et temperees si typiques de l’Afrique du Sud et tellement appreciees des visiteurs etrangers.L’Afrique du Sud est reputee pour son soleil. C’est un pays relativement sec, avec une moyenne de precipitations d’environ 464mm (par rapport a une moyenne mondiale d’environ 860mm). Alors que la province de Western Cape reçoit des precipitations principalement en hiver, le reste du pays est plutot une region a precipitations estivales.Parallelement, les temperatures en Afrique du Sud ont tendance a etre moins elevee que dans d’autres pays se trouvant a la meme latitude, comme l’Australie, du fait d’une plus haute elevation par rapport au niveau de la mer.Sur le plateau interieur, l’altitude (Johannesburg se situe a 1694 metres) permet de maintenir des temperatures moyennes en dessous de 30°C. En hiver, pour cette meme raison, les temperatures nocturnes peuvent descendre en dessous de zero, et parfois encore plus bas dans certains endroits.Les regions cotieres d’Afrique du Sud sont donc les plus chaudes en hiver. Il existe cependant un net contraste entre les temperatures des cotes est et ouest du pays, a cause respectivement du courant chaud Agulhas et du courant froid Benguela qui longent les cotes.Nous trouvant dans l’hemisphere sud, nos saisons s’opposent a celles de l’Europe, de l’Amerique du Nord, alors oui, nous passons Noel a la plage.L’etePour une grande partie de l’Afrique du Sud, l’ete (de la mi-octobre a la mi-fevrier) se caracterise par un temps chaud et ensoleille, souvent accompagne d’orages dans l’apres midi qui disparaissent rapidement, laissant une odeur chaude de terre dans l’air typique de l’Afrique.La province de Western Cape, avec son climat mediterraneen, est une exception qui reçoit des precipitations en hiver.L’automneL’automne en Afrique du Sud (de mi-fevrier a avril) offre d’une certaine maniere le meilleur temps. Tres peu de precipitations tombent sur l’ensemble du pays, il fait chaud mais pas trop et on va vers le froid au fur et a mesure que la saison avance.Au Cap, l’automne est fantastique avec des journees d’ete ensoleillees et chaudes, des nuits douces dont profitent de nombreuses personnes pour frequenter les terrasses des cafes.L’hiverL’hiver en Afrique du Sud (de mai a juillet) se caracterise, dans les regions les plus hautes du plateau interieur par des journees seches, ensoleillees et vives et des nuits froides. C’est une bonne idee d’emmener des vetements chauds.La cote chaude et humide du KwaZulu-Natal, ainsi que le Lowveld (regions les plus basses) des provinces de Mpumalanga et Limpopo presente un magnifique temps hivernal avec des journees ensoleillees et chaudes et quasiment ni vent ni precipitation.La province de Western Cape reçoit des precipitations principalement en hiver, avec un certain nombre de journees au climat nuageux et pluvieux. Cependant, elles sont souvent entrecoupees de merveilleuses journees rivalisant avec l’ete anglais.Les hautes montagnes du Cap et le Drakensberg du KwaZulu-Natal reçoivent habituellement de la neige en hiver.Le printempsNulle part ailleurs en Afrique du Sud, vous ne trouverez un printemps (d’aout a mi-octobre) plus spectaculaire que dans les provinces du Cap. Ici l’hiver gris est vite oublie car des centaines de plantes de petite taille, voire insignifiante, recouvrent les plaines d’un tapis de fleurs multicolore.Le voyage pour aller voir les fleurs du Namaqualand dans les provinces de Western et Northern Cape est un pelerinage annuel pour de nombreux sud-africains.Quelle est la meilleure epoque de l’annee pour voyager ?Cela depend de ce que vous voulez faire. Les fleurs sont au meilleur de leur forme en aout et en septembre. La meilleure epoque pour les visites de reserves naturelles est la fin du printemps (septembre et octobre). Les baleines australes passent pres de nos cotes de mi juin a fin octobre.La plongee est possible dans tout le pays en dehors de l’ete (c.-a.-d. d’avril a septembre), tout comme le surf mais cela ne limite pas ces activites a ces saisons.La fin de l’hiver au Cap et le plein ete au KwaZulu-Nata (fin novembre a mi fevrier) sont les meilleures epoques pour le rafting en riviere. Les provinces de Mpumalanga et du Limpopo sont moins dependantes du temps.Les regions intermediaires (le printemps et l’automne) sont les meilleures pour la randonnee car l’ete peut etre tres chaud dans tout le pays. Dans le Drakensberg, les orages d’ete sont dangereux et la neige n’est pas une exception en hiver. Au Cap, les hivers sont humides et la randonnee peut etre penible.Si vous etes un passionne d’oiseaux, les migrateurs palearctiques arrivent vers novembre et les migrateurs internes a l’Afrique le font en general vers la mi octobre.Bien sur, si vous voulez vous prelasser sur les plages, le milieu de l’ete est la meilleure epoque, bien que tout le monde y sera aussi. Et, gros bonus, les plages du nord du KwaZulu-Natal sont chaudes et ensoleillees meme au milieu de l’hiver.SAinfo reporter, incluant des documents de l’Office du Tourisme d’Afrique du Sudlast_img read more

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Free Femidoms free women

first_imgBridget Hilton-BarberFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com material“Have you seen the Femidoms?” asked my travel mate. We were at Platjan Border Post, between Botswana and South Africa, returning from a road trip. “Nah,” I replied. “But I once saw Femi Kuti – the Nigerian musician, you know, son of the famous …”“Female condoms, you idiot,” he said. “Right there, next to the male ones, in the big box that says ‘For Free’.”I must confess I had only ever heard of female condoms, or Femidoms as they’re trademarked, but never actually seen or used one. I certainly didn’t expect my first encounter to be at an unassuming little border post along the banks of the Limpopo River under an acacia tree.Frankly it was also a bit embarrassing to have a man point out the free Femidoms. But to be fair, he’s a tour operator and comes through here once a month with Dutch and German groups, mainly women. They all take them as souvenirs, he says.I took the last two left in the box. “The gals they like them,” said the Botswana border post official, stamping me out of Botswana with a resounding thump. All border posts in Botswana distribute male and female condoms.I haven’t tried it yet – watch this space – but I have found out an interesting thing or two about the Femidom. Pioneered in the US in 1993, the Femidom is manufactured by the New York-based Female Health Company (FHC). It has since undergone much design tweaking and is proving most popular among African women.Our pale-faced sisters in the First World shunned the Femidom. In Britain they were slammed. “Is that an amoeba between your legs?’’ ran a famous headline. “It looks like a cross between a pair of diaphragms and a male condom that might have been used as a water bomb,” said another report. One of the problems the First Worlders found was that the female condom “squeaked” during use, and that is was so “baggy”.Femidoms are pricey and often unavailable in Europe and the US, but are distributed mainly for free by Aids NGOs in Zimbabwe, Ghana, South Africa and Botswana, as well as in other African and some South East Asian countries. In areas with high HIV prevalence and men more recalcitrant in their own condom department, the Femidom is becoming highly desirable.In fact, in Africa the “squeak” has become a novelty. In Senegal, the female condom is now sold with an erotic accessory, “bine bine’’ beads that women wear around their hips, designed to complement the squeak. Rhythm, you know. Senagalese women, incidentally, are also bragging that the Femidom is so large because their men are so well-endowed.The modern streamlined design is said to be proving extra-cool because the tip of the man’s penis rubs against the inside ring of the Femidom during sex, intensifying his orgasm.In the late 1990s, Mary Ann Leeper, president of FHC, got a call from a woman called Daisy from the Zimbabwean health ministry who said she had a petition signed by 30 000 women wanting us to bring the female condom to Zimbabwe.  Here, where most HIV-positive adults are women, a new word – kaytecyenza – has been made up to describe the “tickle’’ created by the inner ring rubbing against the penis. Women too are gaining extra pleasure from the condom – mostly, I would say, in a longer lifespan.In the Sri Lankan city of Colombo, women sex workers have marketed the Femidom as a sex toy, allowing the client to insert it – a real thrill there since seeing or touching a vagina close up is still taboo in Sri Lanka. Prostitutes are now charging more for sex with a female condom.FHC has struck a deal with the World Heath Organisation to sell the female condom at a discount to education programmes in more than 80 developing countries, mainly those hit hardest by Aids. And here in South Africa, local television has started screening advertisements for the female condom, which is commercially available at some pharmacies under the brand name Care at R5 for two.Recently an as-yet unpublished study in South Africa found that 80% of men liked the female condom, and the same percentage of women agreed. The men said it didn’t reduce sensation as much as a male condom, and the women said they could use it without male knowledge, insert it hours ahead of sex, and it didn’t kill the Moment of Passion. Check it out, my sisters.For related stories visit www.health-e.org.za and www.mg.co.za and type “Femidom” in the search field.Bridget Hilton-Barber is a well-known travel writer based in Limpopo province. She has worked as editor of South African Airways’ inflight magazine Sawubona, debut editor of Lowveld Living, travel correspondent for Radio 702 and travel editor of FairLady magazine. She is the author of seven books.last_img read more

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