Health

Culture

Danai Gurira Says We Need to 'Re-Engage' the HIV Epidemic in Africa

"Black Panther" star Danai Gurira recently accepted her title as a UN Global Ambassador and spoke about her passion for HIV prevention and education.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
12.10.18
Sex

Is It Safe to Put Food in Your Vagina?

Food is a treat to eat and even bring into the bedroom, but proceed with caution before introducing it to your vulva, penis, or anus.
Leila Ettachfini
11.30.18
Life

Lena Dunham Opens Up About Her Elective Hysterectomy

In a new interview, "Girls" creator Lena Dunham talks about years of debilitating pain caused by endometriosis, which eventually led to her decision to have a total hysterectomy.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.26.18
Op-Ed

As an Autistic Woman, My Biggest Barrier to Care Is Sexism

This has led to diagnostic problems, mental health issues, and cultural stigma for many autistic women like me.
Laura James
11.16.18
mental health

The Unique Struggle of Being a Nurse with Depression

When I was a nursing student, all I wanted was to be seen as an efficient caregiver. That became difficult when I couldn't take care for myself.
Risa Kerslake
11.9.18
Pregnancy

Women in Labor Are Being Turned Away From UK Hospitals

I narrowly avoided giving birth in my car after midwives said I wasn't ready to be admitted. I'm not the only mom this has happened to, either.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
11.8.18
Op-Ed

My State Has the Highest Maternal Death Rate—Stacey Abrams Plans to Change That

Georgia is one of 17 states that has not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. By refusing to do so, the state turned away federal funding that would essentially open the door for people like me to access health care.
Kimberly Lawson
11.5.18
Culture

Simone Biles Shines During Competition Despite Kidney Stone

The reigning Olympic champion secured the highest individual scores in four categories and helped progress her team to the finals, despite suffering from a painful kidney stone the day before.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
10.29.18
Sextortion

What It's Like to Experience Sextortion as a Teen

In 2016, the Department of Justice called sextortion "the most significantly growing threat to children.” This month, a new study asked over 5,000 teens directly about their experiences with sextortion.
Kimberly Lawson
10.11.18
reproductive health

Women Are Being Denied Epidurals During Childbirth. Here's Why.

A forum post that asked mothers "anyone else tricked out of epidural?" attracted 1,000 replies in under two weeks.
Elysha Krupp
10.2.18
Health

What It's Like to Get a UTI Every Time You Have Sex

I’ve rushed to the emergency room at four in the morning; missed out on days of pay while on the floor in agony, and had to suffer the indignity of explaining to housemates why I was stuck in the bathroom all evening.
Kara Godfrey
9.21.18
My First Time

What It's Like Having Sex While in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

After Laura Hearn left a residential treatment facility for an eating disorder, she didn't just need to reset her relationship with food: she had to learn how to exist as a sexual being in the world.
Laura Hearn
9.20.18
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