healthcare

The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Loneliness—and Comfort—of Being Online

I’m into the internet as a gateway to systems of care—the kind of care that turns a sad finsta post into a spontaneous visit, a phone call, a gift; turns a silent question into 1,000 late-night answers, turns the monster within into a collective hum.
Aisha Mirza
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

As a Sex Worker With a Chronic Illness, FOSTA Means Losing My Medical Care

In a nation lacking universal healthcare, recent legislation effectively cut a thread by which many disabled people climbed out of poverty.
Zia Moon
6.18.18
healthcare

Doctors Who Oppose Abortion and LGBT Rights Get New Government Protections

This morning, the Trump administration announced a new "civil rights" division tasked with protecting doctors who have religious objections to helping certain patients.
Kimberley Lawson
1.18.18
reproductive rights

Texas Women Will Now Be Forced to Take Out 'Rape Insurance' for Abortion

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a law banning all insurance coverage for abortion, requiring women to take out separate policies if they want the procedure covered—even in cases of rape, incest, and fatal fetal abnormalities.
Jamie Peck
8.16.17
politics

'We Cannot Give In': Sen. Duckworth's Uniquely Personal Stand Against Trump

The junior senator from Illinois talks healthcare, Trump's transgender military ban, and relying on Planned Parenthood when she worked as a waitress in college.
Seamus Kirst
8.11.17
reproductive rights

Hundreds of Extremists Plan to Descend on Kentucky's Last Abortion Clinic

The EMW Women's Surgical Center is bracing itself for a week-long protest that's bringing together anti-abortion zealots from across the US.
Gabby Bess
7.20.17
women's health

Meet the High School Student Who Mapped Every Abortion Clinic in the US

Before 18-year-old Maddy Rasmussen launched the Safe Place Project, there was no comprehensive list of every provider in the country—a crucial and harmful lack of information, especially given the alarming rate of clinic closures in the past five years.
Leila Ettachfini
6.7.17
crime

Trans Woman Defends the Man Who Performed Her Back-Alley Castration

"I am indeed a victim... of a society and health care system."
Diana Tourjée
5.22.17
protest

'There Is Still Hope': Photos From an Emergency Protest Against Trumpcare

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were among the crowd rallying to vote down the American Health Care Act.
Izzie Ramirez
5.6.17
Op-Ed

How Can Politicians Claim to Be 'Pro-Life' and Support a Deadly Healthcare Bill?

In a searing op-ed, a representative from NARAL Pro-Choice America lays bare the fundamental hypocrisy of Republican Congressmen and extreme groups who claim to be 'pro-life' while working to pass a healthcare bill that would cause countless Americans...
Hannah Groch-Begley
5.5.17
politics

After Passing 'Cruel and Deadly' Healthcare Bill, the GOP Celebrates with Beer

The GOP's replacement healthcare bill narrowly passed in the House, meaning that we're one step closer to a healthcare system in which millions of women lose coverage and maternity care isn't guaranteed.
Callie Beusman
5.4.17
Health

Rape Could Become a 'Pre-Existing Condition' Again Under Trumpcare

Before the ACA, insurance companies could refuse to pay for crucial medical services for rape survivors because sexual assault was considered a pre-existing condition. The GOP's new healthcare plan could reinstate that cruel reality.
Kimberly Lawson
5.4.17