Posts tagged "womens health"

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 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…

Rachel Brodsky / August 21, 2015

True Story: I Had A Massive Uterine Polyp

I could have bled to death. Fun!

Tiffanie Drayton / August 13, 2015

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

“The women’s health issues – I’m for that.”
“I cherish

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 12, 2015

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

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

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. 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…

Claire Hannum / April 23, 2015

‘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 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 Nov. 19…

Huffington Post Women / November 22, 2014

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

Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2014

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

Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2014

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 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…

Deborah Jiang-Stein / September 17, 2014

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 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…

Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2014

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, 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…

Julia Fawkes Stuart / September 15, 2014

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 portal or an app. Another service that will soon be available will be mail-order treatment kids for STDs. Take that, assholes closing reproductive health clinics!

Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014

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 1997, she and her husband terminated a second-trimester pregnancy after they learned the fetus, a daughter, had serious brain abnormalities.

Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2014

Judges Fend Off Abortion Restrictions In Louisiana & Texas

A federal judge allowed a new abortion law to go into effect in Louisiana, which requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles away, but ruled that doctors and clinics cannot be penalized for breaking the law while it is being debated. Abortion rights supporter…

Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2014

Funny Girl Sex Guide: Some Reasons Your Period Might Be Late (Besides Pregnancy)

I’ve been having pregnancy scares since before I even started having sex. This is either a reflection of the quality of sex education in California during the early-‘90s or a sign that I’m just deeply paranoid. Luckily, I’ve never actually been pregnant … just further convinced that sometimes the body likes to play mind games.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2014

NYC Politician Announces On Twitter That She Has “High Risk HPV”

Melissa Mark-Viverito made an unusual admission for a politician on Sunday night: New York City’s City Council Speaker announced to her followers on Twitter that she has high risk HPV.

Mark-Viverito shared how the common STI she has can potentially lead to cervical cancer and that she is having a biopsy on Tuesday. She…

Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

Ladies, Get A Pap Smear To Become A Teacher In Sao Paulo, Brazil

What does a woman’s past sexual experience have to do with her teaching skills? Just about everything! That’s why the education department in Sao Paolo, Brazil gets all up in the ladybusiness of potential female employees. According to women’s rights activists in Brazil, as cited by The Washington Post, women are required to prove their…

Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2014

I Have Chronic Yeast Infections

I had my first yeast infection at the age of 17. I’d been to a summer music festival in my kicky “boho” jeans and home-made Beastie Boys tank, sweat a lot in the pit, and awoke the next morning to find a discharge the consistency of cottage cheese tumbling from within my vagina.
My…

Clementine Bastow / August 5, 2014

Meet Mississippi’s Christian Abortion Provider

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Christian and one of the two providers who travels to Mississippi’s only abortion clinic to terminate unwanted pregnancies. He is, without a doubt, an inspiration and a hero. [Esquire]
Basement trolls got very upset when a critic for the Village Voice gave “Guardians Of the Galaxy” a bad…

Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2014
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