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Nurse Greta Friedman kissed in iconic World War II Photo dies

Friedman, then 21 and a dental assistant, was in Times Square when the news of Japan's surrender to the US was announced on a billboard, marking the end of the war

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Kissing the war Good-Bye. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Washington, Sept 11, 2016: Greta Friedman, the woman kissed by a sailor in the iconic picture taken in New York city’s Times Square after the Second World War ended in 1945, has died, a media report said.
Her son Joshua Friedman confirmed the news to CNN on Saturday saying that his mother died at an assisted living home in Richmond, Virginia. She was 92.
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The black-and-white photograph of Friedman, dressed in a white uniform, being embraced and kissed by a sailor to celebrate the end of the war became an enduring image.
“My mom had so many stories and so many experiences; this was just one of many,” Friedman said about the iconic photo.
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Friedman, then 21 and a dental assistant, was in Times Square when the news of Japan’s surrender to the US was announced on a billboard, marking the end of the war,CNN reported.

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The photo, taken by legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in Life magazine a few weeks later. But the identities of the two people were a mystery.
It was not until 1980 when both Friedman and George Mendonsa, the sailor in the photo, were determined to be the couple in the photo, CNN added. (IANS)

  • Manthra koliyer

    Their culture has been modern since then!

  • Antara

    The legendary icon sure left something behind for today’s youth to idolize over!

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Every Woman Should Know About These Contraceptive Measures

Here 5 contraceptives and protective devices every woman know about

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Modern women can resort to many methods of contraceptive measures. Pixabay

Modern women can resort to many methods of contraceptive measures but most commonly used are oral contraceptives pills, intrauterine devices, vaginal ring, condom, contraceptives injection and contraceptive implant.

Anita Gupta, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fortis La Femme, New Delhi explains in detail about the safest options.

Oral contraceptive pills are of many types, all containing hormones as a part of formulation. Most effective are the pills with low dose hormones. The low dose ensures less side effects and the combination of hormones ensures regular menses and less chances of inter menstrual irregular bleeding or spotting per vaginum. These pills can be taken for A considerable period of time. But it is better to start these after visiting a gynaecologist. One caution! Smoking and oral contraceptives pills is a very bad combination!!

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Oral contraceptive pills are of many types, all containing hormones as a part of formulation. Pixabay

The safer contraceptive with very less failure rate are the various intra uterine devices. There are two types of these devices; copper and hormonal. These have to be inserted in the uterus by a gynaecologist as an OPD procedure. Of these, the hormonal ones are better, available by the name of Mirena which can be used for five years and then replaced with a new one. The copper devices are of two types which have to be replaced after every three or five years depending on the one used.

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Condoms are one of the most used contraceptive devices. Pixabay

Then there is hormone-loaded rings which are placed in the vagina every month and the lady can insert it on her own every time. This is also a safe contraceptive method with less failure rate. Only issue is using a new one every month.

Injectable contraceptives are also available with an efficacy of three months. This is also a very effective method but sometimes there is a side effect leading to irregular bleeding in those three months.

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Very commonly used method is the barrier method where the male partner uses condoms. But this has the highest failure rate. (IANS)