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dating
dating

What Dating Older Men Taught Me About Power and Desire

Twenty-seven-year-old Amy Anderson says her 50-year-old boyfriend makes a better lover because he's more sexually liberated. But not all older boyfriends are created equal, she warns.
Amy Anderson
3 days ago
My First Time
My First Time

Sex After Childbirth Wasn't At All What I Expected

After having two children, Amy Cooper developed a new relationship with sex, but not the one post-pregnancy rumors had led her to fear.
Amy Cooper
5.17.18
sexual abuse
sexual abuse

'Creepy' Gynecologist Accused of Sexual Misconduct Was Allowed to Treat USC Students

Despite complaints spanning decades from multiple colleagues, Dr. George Tyndall kept treating young patients—in some cases, commenting on their breasts or photographing their genitalia.
Sirin Kale
5.16.18
reproductive health
reproductive health

Millions of American Women Live More Than 100 Miles from an Abortion Clinic

According to a new study, 27 cities in the US qualify as "abortion deserts"—ten of which are located in Texas.
Kimberly Lawson
5.15.18
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Dictator Who Forced Me Into Bogus HIV Treatment—And Nearly Killed Me

In the 2000s, former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh believed that he had the power to heal HIV/AIDS. Fatou Jatta was one of the thousands of patients made to undergo his sham treatment.
Anna Pujol Mazzini
4.12.18
endometriosis
endometriosis

1 in 10 Women Have Endometriosis. Why Don't Their Doctors Believe Them?

In "Ask Me About My Uterus," Abby Norman exhaustively chronicles her years-long struggle to make doctors take her pain seriously—something everyone who suffers from endometriosis can sadly relate to.
Rebecca Stoner
3.7.18
HEALTH
HEALTH

How Doctors Gaslight Women into Doubting Their Own Pain

Maya Dusenbery’s book, "Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick," explains how women’s health issues have historically been dismissed—and what we can do about it now.
Suzannah Weiss
3.6.18
HEALTH
HEALTH

'A Twisted Comparison Game': How Fitness Apps Exacerbate Eating Disorders

Apps like step trackers and calorie counters are meant to help users stay healthy. But for those who suffer from eating disorders, these technologies are ripe for misuse.
Lauren Sharkey
2.23.18
science of sex
science of sex

Can Lasers Improve Your Sex Life?

There is limited research on the causes and treatments of female sexual dysfunction, but some doctors are now using laser therapy as a new approach to helping women enjoy sex again.
Sirin Kale
2.22.18
Books
Books

The Wellness Blogger Who Faked Cancer and Fooled the Entire World

Belle Gibson built an empire peddling lies about health food and cancer. We speak to the authors of a new book that uncovers the unbelievable magnitude of her fraud.
Sirin Kale
2.7.18
HEALTH
HEALTH

Women Are Happiest After Most of Their Peers Are Dead

The 2016 Health Survey For England, performed by the NHS Digital, found that women's happiness peaks at age 85 and above.
Diana Tourjée
12.14.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

The Role-Playing Video Game Where Teens Navigate Sex

“If a school or youth program has a good curriculum—great, this can augment it. If it doesn’t, this can go in and be easily accessible, as that really is the goal.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.27.17