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March 7, 1996 | From Times staff and wire reports
Oregon researchers are preparing to begin human trials of a new, nonsurgical technique to prevent pregnancies. The procedure involves inserting small metal coils into the Fallopian tubes through a tiny catheter. The coils interfere with the movement of eggs and sperm, blocking pregnancy. Dr. Amy Thurmond told a meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology that they had successfully performed the painless procedure on 13 of 14 women who were undergoing hysterectomies.
January 12, 2002
Re "Veteran Pilot's Fatal Nose Dive Perplexes Family and Officials," Jan. 8: Pilots who do dumb things give the entire industry a bad name. A person wouldn't try to start his or her car without putting the key in the ignition. Deploying the landing gear on a plane prior to landing is just that elemental. There is a set procedure to flying. Follow the procedure and flying is as safe as riding a bicycle. Failure to follow the procedures set down in the checklist or manual compares to playing Russian roulette.
March 9, 1990
It is with complete and total disbelief that I read about the abominable procedure encouraged by Dr. Philip J. DiSaia of tearing out the ovaries of women over 35 years of age if there is a history of ovarian cancer in their immediate family ("When TV and Life Part Company," Feb. 27). How does he know if a woman can tolerate replacement estrogen therapy after this barbaric procedure is inflicted on her? Nothing replaces the role of one's natural ovaries. Endocrinologists are just finding out the role natural hormones play in the quality of our lives.
October 29, 2005 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
LASH extensions are the most durable and natural-looking way to get a big lash line -- but extensions are a labor-intensive procedure that require powerful glue and hairbreadth precision. If your technician is even slightly careless, you'll be looking at weeks of discomfort. That would be why I woke at 3 a.m. with a swollen, watering left eye. I'd had a full set of eyelash extensions done a few days earlier at a salon in Beverly Hills.
October 1, 1991
In the article on dress codes at Agoura High School, Sean Corey Nessen said, "They're here to teach us. What we wear should not be an issue." This is stated as if the students are not part of the learning process, like they are operated on by teachers without taking part in the procedure. How about, "We're here to learn. If clothes interfere with that goal (and they certainly do) then something needs to be modified." RONALD A. MOSSLER, Granada Hills
November 13, 2013 | By Carla Hall
Who has had an abortion? In an intriguing cover story, New York Magazine decided to answer that question with the names, faces and accounts of 26 women from varied backgrounds who have had the procedure. As New York Magazine points out, about 1.2 million unplanned pregnancies are ended by abortion each year. According to the Guttmacher Institute - a research institute that supports reproductive rights - 3 in 10 American women will have abortions by the time they are 45. Abortion is legal and pervasive and, still, many women are reluctant to talk about their own personal experiences.
November 10, 1985
Regarding "Friday Lunch" (Oct. 6), the second mistake Mrs. Berkowitz made (her first was going to the restaurant) was in not giving Christopher Niklas a short, sharp rap on his snoot, a tried and true procedure used in training insolent young pups on proper civilized behavior. Elena Thoms Studio City
August 23, 1991 | Associated Press
A convicted killer died in Virginia's electric chair Thursday night, but only after prison officials carried out the electrocution procedure twice. A physician at Greensville Correctional Center checked Derick Lynn Peterson's pulse and determined he was still alive after being given the normal dose of electricity used to execute people, so the executioner pulled the switch again.
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