DOCTORS

Health

How to Find a Fat-Positive Doctor Who Won't Just Tell You to Lose Weight

In many doctors’ opinions, weight loss is the only treatment for fat patients regardless of their health concerns, as though the answers to our problems are written all over our bodies. But I have the right to be fat and healthy.
Charlotte Zoller
8.15.18
Health

Women Make Better Doctors—But They Face Discrimination and Burnout

A shockingly high amount of female physicians report facing discrimination on the job, according to a new study study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal.
Diana Tourjée
5.8.17
Canada

The Women Fighting For the Right to Get Your Pets Stoned

In a legal gray area and untapped marketplace, these women are creating products to medicate pets with weed.
Amanda Scriver
4.21.17
Culture

Your Pain Is Not Real: How Doctors Discriminate Against Women

Because of sexist myths about health and pain, women have more difficulty getting proper diagnoses and treatment for serious conditions.
Emalie Marthe
2.12.17
Health

Scientists May Finally Have Found What Causes Severe PMS, or PMDD

New research has linked PMDD, often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder, to cellular behavior. Advocates hope this new research will make it easier to properly diagnose PMDD.
Sarah Hagi
1.4.17
100 years

For Trans Men, Reproductive Health Is Yet Another Obstacle to Overcome

The stigma against trans men's health, coupled with misinformation, makes attaining adequate care incredibly difficult. We talked to trans guys and leading health experts to unpack the status of this under-researched issue.
Diana Tourjée
10.21.16
crime

The Weird World of People Pretending to Be Doctors and Getting Away with It

It's called 'prestige fraud', and it's terrifying.
Katherine Gillespie
10.18.16
crime

Woman Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted at Clinic, Offered Free Sessions

Experts tell us what signs to look for to avoid being victimized by medical staff.
Nancy Dunham
6.28.16
Health

Female Pain: Living with an Illness That No One Believes In

For women with fibromyalgia, their pain is very real—even though many doctors believe the disease isn't.
Gabby Bess
9.15.15
Health

The Activist Helping Women Have DIY Abortions

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a Dutch activist who has devoted her life to helping women safely terminate pregnancies in countries where doing so is illegal.
Callie Beusman
12.4.14