reproductive health

Spot On Is The Period Tracker That’s Not Trying To Get You Pregnant, Thank God

Would you like to better be able to predict the arrival of your seething, murderous cramps? Are you curious about the relationship between your birth control and your period? Are you so not interested in being pregnant (now or ever)? Are you averse to the pink and flowery nature of your current birth control app? More »


My Date with Elvie, The Video Game For Your Womanhood

When my friend forwarded me an e-vite entitled “Vag Event,” with a cryptic message about a workshop led by a kegel machine, it felt like the perfect opportunity to get a little closer to me, myself, and womankind. What are kegels? I hardly knew. I imagined the event would resemble a pregnancy preparation class where… More »


The Right To Protected Sex: Bill Introduced To Decriminalize Condom Possession

Anti-trafficking advocates, LGBT organizations, lawmakers and public health advocates have gathered in Albany, New York today to push for new legislation about condoms.  Yes, condoms.

Currently 39 million male condoms and two million female condoms are distributed for free in New York State. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, “Consistent and correct… More »


Women With Endometriosis Are Seen As More Attractive, Study Claims

Women with the most severe forms of endometriosis are seen as more attractive than those with mild forms or no form of the disease, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Paolo Vercellini, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Universita degli Studi in Milan.

Endometriosis is problem with a woman’s uterus in which… More »


Finally, We Hear From The Real Experts On Women’s Health: Middle-Aged Men

Lately it seems like the politicians and pundits with the strongest opinions about women’s reproductive health all have one thing in common: a penis. This video, starring Nick Offerman, Tim Meadows, and Judd Nelson, paints a hilarious — and terrifyingly accurate — picture of the current discourse surrounding women’s access to birth control and abortion. More »


I Have Fibroids

When I was 32, I started feeling something heavy in my stomach when I lay in bed at night. Something, I wasn’t sure what, pressing on my bladder. I knew I couldn’t be pregnant, since none of my recent dates had led anywhere special. I reasoned with myself. It was probably a urinary tract infection. I’d… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Online Shopping, Sticky Hair, And Rat Research

Men spend more money shopping online than women and are less likely to return items. Supposedly, men need to do things quickly because they value their time more. Or women just enjoy shopping and men see it as something that needs to get done before they can play Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
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