women's health

women's health
women's health

We Need More Male Doulas

As the family dynamics shifts, so does the need for a more diverse birthing community.
Laura Dorwart
2.14.18
mental health
mental health

The Health Repercussions of Being a Latina Nanny

Job insecurity, stigma, and the disparity in privilege are all factors that take a toll on women of color who work in childcare.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
2.12.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

A Nurse Called the Cops on a New Mom Who Wanted Depression Treatment

Jessica Porten went to a doctor's appointment with her daughter, Kira, to get help with postpartum depression. The nurse called California police.
April Dembosky, KQED
2.9.18
Meducation
Meducation

Pharmacists in California Can Prescribe Birth Control, But Few Do

Researchers went undercover and were surprised at how few pharmacies were willing to do it.
Abigail Fagan
2.5.18
LGBTQ health
LGBTQ health

The Mental Health Repercussions of Identifying as a Bisexual Woman

Bisexual women are often erased from or rejected by both dominant society and the LGBT community.
Laura Dorwart
2.1.18
is this real life?
is this real life?

After Cancer, You Still Have to Get Used to Your New Body

For now, I’m healing from surgery nicely and enjoying the novelty of having small breasts.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
1.29.18
rights
rights

Giving Birth in Jail Can Traumatize Women for Decades

Restraining women while they're giving birth is "demeaning and unnecessary." Some institutions still don't care.
Laura Dorwart
1.16.18
Doctor's Note
Doctor's Note

Serena Williams’s Birthing Nightmare Is All Too Familiar for Black Women

As a black OB/GYN, I know this first-hand.
Sanithia L. Williams, MD
1.12.18
We Asked
We Asked

5 Women Explain Why They Chose Not to Breastfeed

"It was so painful—I asked them to double check that she wasn't born with teeth."
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
1.11.18
STDs
STDs

8 Things People Still Get Wrong About HPV

Setting the record straight on America's most common STD.
Emily Cassel
1.8.18
Weed
Weed

Could Weed Help Treat PMS?

Some women puff-puff-pass on the Midol, finding pain relief in cannabis instead.
Janie Cameron
12.27.17
is this real life?
is this real life?

My Cancer Doctor Suggested I Order a Vagina Egg

He went full-on Goop on me.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
12.26.17