What’s Current: Ontario woman dismissed by doctors starts fund to help women with endometriosis get care abroad

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  • An Ontario woman who was forced to travel to the UK after Canadian doctors dismissed her endometriosis has started a fund to help women in similar circumstances to seek care abroad.
  • China’s “underground” surrogacy practices are under fire as the story of a three-year-old girl born to surrogacy trends on social media. The girl cannot go to school because her impoverished birth mother was forced to sell her legal documents to pay bills after her intended parents cancelled the surrogacy agreement during pregnancy.
  • Filipino women slam “sexist” President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that the country’s presidency is “not for women” because they are emotionally different from men.
  • Mary Catherine Bateson, cultural anthropologist and author of a groundbreaking book about women’s lives, Composing a Life, passed away on January 2 at 81.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.