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“Queen Of Clown Porn,” Hollie Stevens, Dies Of Breast Cancer At Age 30

I thought a post about the passing of an adult film actress who was known as the “Queen Of Clown Porn” could be interesting. But the illness and death of Hollie…

Jessica Wakeman |

Judge Blocks Law That Would Have Closed Mississippi’s One Remaining Abortion Clinic

Women in in Mississippi can breathe easy, at least temporarily: at the eleventh hour on Sunday night, a federal judge blocked a law that would have effectively closed the state’s…

Jessica Wakeman |

Victory For Baltimore “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

“Crisis pregnancy centers” in Baltimore are having their First Amendment rights violated by being required to post notices that state they do not offer abortion referrals or birth…

Jessica Wakeman |

Will Mississippi Become The First State Without An Abortion Clinic?

On July 1, Mississippi’s only surviving abortion clinic may shut down after a new law goes into effect requiring doctors at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local…

Jessica Wakeman |

Sandra Fluke Talks Sluts, Rush Limbaugh

[W]hat I’ve learned [after being called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh on his show] has less to do with Mr. Limbaugh specifically and more to do with a part of…

Jessica Wakeman |

Giant Birth Control Pill Package Trailing Romney’s Campaign

A giant pack of birth control called Pillamina can now be found flowing, er, following behind Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and recently showed up at events in Ohio and New…

Daley Quinn |

Anti-Abortion Law Pennsylvania Goes Into Effect

A law restricting abortion rights in Pennsylvania by posing medically unnecessary requirements on clinics has gone into effect. Fourteen of the state’s previous 22 abortion clinics have been licensed…

Jessica Wakeman |

OK Doctor Refuses To Provide Emergency Contraception To Rape Victim In ER

An Oklahoma doctor working in an emergency room refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old rape victim because EC is against her personal beliefs. (Yes, the doctor was…

Jessica Wakeman |

Pregnant Mother Of 5 Died After Drinking Vinegar In DIY Abortion

Catherine Furey, 38, of the UK,  died in December 2010 after drinking concentrated vinegar, a DIY abortion she read about on the Internet. Furey had a “violent reaction” to the…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Aren’t Completing HPV Vaccinations

The amount of young women completing the three vaccinations required for the HPV vaccine is not only low, but also dropping. The journal Cancer has published a report saying…

Jessica Wakeman |

Planned Parenthood Believes It’s The Target Of A Sting Operation By Anti-Choicers

Planned Parenthood Federation of America clinics in 11 states have reported a string of suspicious incidents where women come in asking questions about sex-selective abortions, leading the organization to believe…

Jessica Wakeman |

Kindly Inform Your Ladybusiness That Pap Smear Guidelines Have Changed

Important news about your vagina: the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that instead of annual Pap smears, you can now get screened for cervical cancer every three years.

Jessica Wakeman |

Stem Cells May Allow Women To Grow More Eggs

Women are born with a finite number of eggs in their ovaries, but a new study is offering a peek into the possibility that we can change that. Here’s the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Hero Of The Week: Oklahoma Senator Judy Eason McIntyre And Her Rad Sign

On Tuesday, nearly 1000 people gathered in Oklahoma City to protest the state’s fetal personhood amendment, which seeks to legally declare that life begins at conception and would thus render…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

Caren Lissner |

Today’s Lady News: Susan G. Komen Cancer Charity Halts Grants To Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the charity synonymous with breast cancer research, has halted grants to Planned Parenthood — seemingly caving to pressure from anti-abortion activists who have…

Jessica Wakeman |

Ashton Kutcher’s Last Bit Of Relationship Advice Before The Divorce Announcement

“I think it’s all about working on the relationship and making it better … when it’s good. Don’t wait for a problem to work on things. The goal is not…

Ami Angelowicz |

25 Percent Of American Women Take Mental Health Medications

According to Medco Health Solutions Inc., more than 25 percent of women took at least one drug to treat psychiatric conditions in 2010, most prominently for depression and anxiety. The use of…

Stefanie Blejec |

More Women Having Sex Out Of Obligation

A long-term study at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland found tha women who had sex four or more times a week were rated as looking 10 years younger than…

Stefanie Blejec |
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