womens health

Entertainment

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 up: Healthcare. In once sketch, Amy plays a woman just trying to get her annual pap smear. (She’s just like me, except with a perfect blowout.)… READ MORE »


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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 friends, who want to talk about your experiences, anonymous or not! Email Chloe@thefrisky.com and we will chat!
So this week’s story might seem a… READ MORE »


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


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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 our bodies. READ MORE »


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


Love & Sex

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 I’m temporarily missing from the cafeteria. If someone does catch me mid-journey, then I tell them I’m going to take my “allergy medication” — a… READ MORE »


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I could have bled to death. Fun! READ MORE »


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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 at a press conference that he’s totally cool with women’s health issues:

“The women’s health issues – I’m for that.”
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“I am going to be very much up on the whole issue of women’s health.” What does that even mean. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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. READ MORE »


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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. Did you know that? I didn’t know that! You’re putting a foreign object inside yourself that was only sort of studied for safety risks, and I’m sorry to have told you… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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 founders of biotech startups Cambrian Genomics and Personalized Probiotics respectively, previewed their plans for a line of customer-specific probiotics, including the “Sweet Peach,” at the… READ MORE »


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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 care — including generic contraception — does not require a co-pay. Thousands of women are now going to be reimbursed. [SalonRH Reality Check]… READ MORE »


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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 the name Bradley Manning, is serving time in a military prison, but has not had access to hormone therapy. (A request to be moved toREAD MORE »


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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 new law was a 26-year old woman whose baby girl tested positive for methamphetamines after being born. The woman was reportedly arrested on her way out of the hospital. Although… READ MORE »


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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 little girls. [AL.com]
Cover Girl appears to have moved their crossmarketing page for the Baltimore Ravens, who terminated their contract last week with Ray… READ MORE »


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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, her dedication to public service, and her impeccable choice in footwear while filibustering for 11 hours in the Texas Senate last year. I’m way thrilled… READ MORE »


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