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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
Race
Race

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
rights
rights

A New Flushable Pregnancy Test Could Help Women in Abusive Relationships

The little plastic test hasn't changed in years and this eco-friendly version is winning in more ways than one.
Terena Bell
12.19.17
women's health
women's health

We’d Know More About PMS if Researchers Spent as Much Time on It as ED

Is PMS biological or "cultural?" This mystery deserves boner-caliber research too.
Misha Gajewski
12.13.17
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

This Extreme Form of Morning Sickness Is Stumping Doctors​

The kind of sour-sick that made its way into my aching muscles and my brain, regenerating again every time I tried to eat or drink.
Laura Dorwart
12.7.17
mental health
mental health

The Culture of Alcoholics Anonymous Perpetuates Sexual Abuse

Women are encouraged to “look for their part” in what's happened to them.
Elizabeth Brown
11.10.17
Sex
Sex

It’s Way Too Early to Say IUDs Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer

A new study has some exciting findings, but they need to be put into context.
Michelle Malia
11.10.17