women's health

Meducation
Meducation

Antibiotics Don’t Make Birth Control Less Effective

Your doctor may have told you to use condoms when he handed you an antibiotic prescription, but he's almost certainly wrong.
Jessica Migala
3.29.18
Phys Ed
Phys Ed

I'm a Perfectly Healthy Runner—So Why Do I Keep Getting Injured?

The minute I had to forfeit my marathon bib, I knew I had to get to the bottom of this.
Alexandra Spiroff
3.27.18
Bodily Functions
Bodily Functions

Everything You Want to Know About Queefing

“Air can become entrapped in these folds and when it’s released, voila. You have a queef.”
Richard Greenhill
3.22.18
birth control
birth control

Texas Is Asking for a Pretty Big Change to Medicaid’s Birth Control Program

Medicaid family planning programs reduce unplanned births, but some states are caught in disputes over abortion. The Trump administration is weighing whether to give Texas millions of dollars for its program even though it bars abortion providers.
Phil Galewitz and Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
3.20.18
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

Mississippi Governor Signs Country's Earliest Abortion Ban Into Law

There are no exceptions in HB 1510​ ​for rape or incest, and the state was immediately sued for defying Supreme Court precedent.
Susan Rinkunas
3.20.18
Phys Ed
Phys Ed

How to Claim Your Space as a Woman in the Weight Room

I did it over a decade ago and never looked back.
Saysha Heinzman
3.15.18
Race
Race

Should Doctors Screen Women of Color for Breast Cancer Even Earlier?

Researchers say current screening guidelines don’t take into account racial differences in when breast cancer develops or how aggressive it is.
Jessica Migala
3.12.18
mental health
mental health

The Ripple Effect of Postpartum Depression

How can we stop a pattern of depression in its tracks?
Mary Sauer
3.10.18
the anti-science presidency
the anti-science presidency

An Abstinence-Only Advocate Has the Final Say on Who Gets Family Planning Grants

A single person controls the nation's Title X family planning budget for the first time since the 80s​.
Susan Rinkunas
3.7.18
rights
rights

Trump's New Health Office Is Protecting Doctors' Right to Deny Care

The Office for Civil Rights is setting the stage for an unprecedented expansion in providers' ability to deny procedures like abortion, sterilization, and physician-assisted death.
Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News
3.6.18
the anti-science presidency
the anti-science presidency

Trump’s Family Planning Program Will Prioritize Less Effective Kinds of Birth Control

Dramatic changes in the guidelines for Title X family planning grants could affect the types of birth control women have access to.
Susan Rinkunas
2.28.18
Race
Race

Serena Williams Advocates for Maternal Healthcare After She Says She Almost Died

"Every mother, everywhere, regardless of race or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and birth."
Susan Rinkunas
2.20.18