womens health

The New Season Of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Brings The Laugh-Cries About The State Of Women’s Healthcare

The new season of Inside Amy Schumer premiered last night, which means our girl is back to comfort us about every woman’s rights issue we should probably be crying about. First…

Leah Prinzivalli | April 22, 2016 - 11:06 am

Gyno Diaries: The Quest For The Right Birth Control

Sorry for the delay, pussy power rangers! The column will begin being bi-monthly from this point forward, granted we here from you gals, or trans men, or guys with gal…

Chloe Stillwell | December 14, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Portland Woman Disrupts Protest Against Planned Parenthood By Chanting “Yeast Infections!”

Gonna try yelling this in all sort of scenarios, TBH.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Frisky Rant: Actually, I Love Abortion

In addition to not telling women what to do with our bodies, people — like Bill Nye — need to stop telling us how to feel about what we do with

Katie Klabusich | September 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

Teen’s Death From Toxic Shock Syndrome Raises Symptom Awareness — But We Should Be Talking About Tampon Regulation

This tragedy is about a lot more than Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Lauren Vinopal | September 25, 2015 - 9:00 am

True Story: Learning To Love My Adult ADHD

It’s a long walk to the nurse’s office between lunch and recess; if I get there quickly, before my friends notice I’m gone, then I won’t have to reveal why…

Rachel Brodsky | August 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm

True Story: I Had A Massive Uterine Polyp

I could have bled to death. Fun!

Tiffanie Drayton | August 13, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Donald Trump Still Has No Policy Stance On Women’s Health, But Female Supporters DGAF

Donald Trump is still doing damage control for his statements about Megyn Kelly’s blood coming out of her “wherever” over the weekend, assuring the public with the following vague terms

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 12, 2015 - 9:30 am

Trump Probably Has No Real Policy Ideas About Women’s Health (Or Anything Else)

“I am going to be very much up on the whole issue of women’s health.” What does that even mean.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 10, 2015 - 9:00 am

Hitched 2.0: I’m Delaying Medical Treatment Because Of My Wedding

Some people may be surprised when I say I’m postponing treatment for endometriosis until after my wedding, but those people don’t have all the information.

Emma Sarran | May 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Tampons Could Be Killing Us Softly At This Very Moment

I don’t want to ruin your day or anything, but here’s something terrifying you’ve probably never thought about: scientists barely know anything about the long-term effects of tampons on our health.

Claire Hannum | April 23, 2015 - 4:20 pm

‘Sweet Peach’ Probiotic, Developed By Two Men, Will Make Women’s Vaginas Smell Like Peaches

Two science startup dudes introduced a new product idea this week: a probiotic supplement that will make women’s vaginas smell like peaches.

Austin Heinz and Gilad Gome, the…

Huffington Post Women | November 22, 2014 - 9:30 am

CVS, Walgreens Illegally Charged Women For Birth Control

CVS and Walgreens are under fire for illegally charging 11,000 women a co-pay for their birth control prescriptions at their pharmacies. Under the Affordable Care Act, forms of preventative…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Chelsea Manning Sues Government For Treatment For Gender Dysphoria

Chelsea Manning, the army private who was convicted of leaking documents to Wikileaks, is suing the federal government for medical treatment for gender dysphoria. Manning, who previously went by…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: We Need To Talk About Criminalizing Pregnancy

A new Tennessee law makes it legal to charge a woman with child abuse and assault if she takes illegal narcotic substances while pregnant. The first woman who was arrested under this…

Deborah Jiang-Stein | September 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Tales Of An Abortion Doula

This fascinating essay about a woman’s experience as an abortion doula is a must-read. [NYMag.com]
Today is the 51st anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Problem With Wendy Davis’ Abortion Story

First, let me say that I’m a fan of Wendy Davis. I look forward to reading her recently debuted memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid, and I admire her amazing energy,…

Julia Fawkes Stuart | September 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Planned Parenthood Opens “Virtual” Clinics In Minnesota & Washington State

Planned Parenthood is now offering online services in Minnesota and Washington State, in which patients can receive STD counseling or get a prescription for birth control through a video…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Opens Up About Abortion 17 Years Ago

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis had an abortion 17 years ago, she revealed in a memoir being published next week. In her book Forgetting To Be Afraid, Davis shares that in…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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