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Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Abortion Providers Are America’s Best Doctors

When it comes to patient satisfaction, safety, and cost, abortion providers are unmatched.
Garnet Henderson
6.1.18
Asking for a friend
Asking for a friend

Can I Skip My Period Safely?

Doctors break down why getting your period is actually optional.
Elizabeth Brown
5.30.18
addiction
addiction

Women Become Dependent on Porn for Different Reasons Than Men Do

“I would skip breakfast and dinner and stay up all hours of the night watching porn, just to watch it."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
5.24.18
abortion
abortion

A Woman Died From a Botched Abortion After Other Providers Couldn’t Help Her

Even in liberal states like New York, restrictions on abortion can have unintended consequences.
Sarika Chawla
5.7.18
mental health
mental health

A Psychiatrist Told Us Why Her Patient Killed Her Children

In 2016, Carol Coronado was sentenced to three life prison terms for the murder of her three daughters.
Melissa Pandika
5.1.18
What's Freaking Me Out
What's Freaking Me Out

When the Rare Birth Control Pill Side Effect Happens to You

Stomach pain and asthma are occasionally linked to hormonal contraception.
Natasha Preskey
4.27.18
periods
periods

Organic Cotton Tampons Don't Protect You From Toxic Shock Syndrome

A new study challenges the idea that cotton tampons and menstrual cups are less risky than traditional tampons when it comes to TSS.
Susan Rinkunas
4.26.18
Race
Race

Statue Celebrating Doctor Who Experimented on Slaves Moved From Central Park

J. Marion Sims, lauded as the “father of modern gynecology,” experimented on female slaves without consent or anesthesia.
Rajul Punjabi
4.17.18
Race
Race

These Doulas Are Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color

"It’s not our bodies that are broken. We need to look at all the other external factors that are making childbirth more dangerous.”
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
4.5.18
women's health
women's health

This Is What it's Like to Experience Menopause at 31

I struggle to feel sexy knowing that I have the hormone levels of an older woman.
Risa Kerslake
3.30.18
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