womens health

Frisky Movie Review: “After Tiller” — On Women And The Abortion Providers Who Trust Them

A few months ago, I chatted with a newly pregnant friend over ice cream. Eventually, after we exhausted the areas of the politics of maternity leave and the excitement of…

Carrie Nelson | September 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Pregnant CrossFit Mom Lea-Ann Ellison Inspires Internet Ire For Lifting Weights At Eight Months

Pregnancy is one of life’s beautiful passages. It’s also when a pregnant woman can never do anything right, according to some people. The latest mom-to-be to get raked over the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Study: North & South Are Increasingly Polarized Over Abortion

Support for legal abortion has dropped in the South yet increased in New England over the past eight years, according to the findings in a new Pew Research Center…

Jessica Wakeman | September 3, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Study: Induced Labor May Be Linked To Autism

Another code may have been cracked in how autism occurs in children: children that were born from labor induction or speeding up the birth with drugs were more likely to

Daley Quinn | August 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Study: Anorexia Is Similar To Autism

A new study suggests that girls suffering from anorexia display similar personality traits to those with autism, such as lack of empathy, high focus on detail, and rigid behavior. In some…

Alyson Penn | August 8, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 2

This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The first half

Avital Norman Nathman | August 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Could North Carolina Temporarily Be Without An Abortion Clinic?

North Carolina has suspended the license of the one abortion provider in the state that is able to stay open following the passage of new abortion restrictions. Femcare, in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2013 - 5:00 pm

David Cross & Amber Tamblyn Introduce Us To “Gynoticians”

David Cross is a convincingly scary paternalistic gynotician — aka a politician masquerading as an OB-GYN qualified to make reproductive health decisions. He’s got a BA from Todd Akin Non-Technical…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Pro-Choice Activists Go On “Freedom Ride” To 14 States With Only One Remaining Abortion Clinic

Abortion rights activists called Stop Patriarchy are going on a “freedom ride” (a reference to the Civil Rights movement that I’m not quite sure is appropriate) this summer and…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2013 - 7:30 pm

The Sordid Tale Of An Unaccounted For Tampon (In GIFs!)

Womanhood is a glorious, many-petaled flower. (Or something.) But there are some times when being a lady really sucks. Like, say, when you know you put a tampon in the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

State Senator Wendy Davis On Why She Stood Up For Texas Women

In her own words, here is one of our personal heroes, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis on why she stood up for TX women by filibustering an anti-abortion bill

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2013 - 7:30 pm

11-Year-Old To Give Birth To Rapist’s Baby In Chile, Where Abortion Is Illegal

A 11-year-old girl in Chile, who was impregnated by her mother’s boyfriend, told a TV interviewer recently that giving birth to a baby would be like “having a doll.” Chilean…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Abortion Restrictions Finally Pass Texas House Of Representatives

Well, they finally did it. Tomorrow, the Texas State Senate committee will vote on whether or not to send its version of the abortion restriction bill to the Senate.

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Wisconsin Judge Blocks Abortion Law

A federal judge in Wisconsin temporarily blocked an aspect of a new law restricting abortion which would require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2013 - 6:30 pm

A True Account From Monday’s “Stand For Texas Women” Rally

After attending the “Stand With Texas Women”  rally in Austin on Monday, I think I have to reconsider my aversion to calling myself a Texas woman. The pro-choice rally, which…

Daley Quinn | July 4, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Ohio Put A Lot Of Restrictions On Abortion Last Night

Last night, Ohio’s Governor John Kasich signed a host of restrictions on abortion into law, which went into effect today. Like other Republicans before him, Governor Kasich placed these legal…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2013 - 1:40 pm

5 (Scary) Things To Know About Exploding Breast Implants

New thing to be afraid of: exploding breast implants!  The trauma is not unheard of, but the particular way in which one Beijing woman’s implants combusted just might be. After…

Mary Odell | June 30, 2013 - 12:00 pm

FDA Approves Morning-After Pill Plan B One-Step For Over The Counter Use

In an enormous victory for women and girls across the nation, the Food and Drug Administration finally approved the Plan B One-Step brand morning-after pill for over-the-counter use. Plan B…

Jessica Wakeman | June 21, 2013 - 11:20 am

Obesity Is Now Recognized As A “Disease” By The American Medical Association

Lesley Kinzel from xoJane on how the American Medical Association classified obesity as a “disease” yesterday, but that really doesn’t mean a whole lot in a society with such…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2013 - 7:30 pm

The Soapbox: Why Men Need Abortion As Much As Women Do

Liberal guys like me are often kind of squeamish when it comes to talking about abortion. I mean, we support it. We describe ourselves as pro-choice. We share the ridiculous…

Dan Solomon | June 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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