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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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 28, 2014 - 11:30 am

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.

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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