reproductive health

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

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

The Controversial Pro-Choice Collective Republicans Labeled a 'Hate Group'

The SisterSerpents outraged right-wingers and were described as "bra-burning, knife-wielding Amazons." Why were they so feared?
Steph Brandhuber
Essays on Religious Exemptions

I Went to a Catholic Hospital During My Miscarriage—And It Nearly Killed Me

At the time, I was staunchly anti-choice, and did not go to the hospital looking for an abortion. But when I found out the pregnancy was ending, I just wanted to get the care I needed.
Laurie Bertram Roberts
reproductive health

In These States, Pharmacists Can Refuse to Fill Your Prescription for Religious Beliefs

Last week, an Arizona woman tried to fill a prescription to induce a miscarriage — but said she was turned away by her local Walgreens.
Marie Solis

How to Share the Burden of Birth Control With Your Partner

If it takes two to get pregnant, shouldn't it take two to prevent it?
Leila Ettachfini
reproductive health

Planned Parenthood Is Suing the Architect of Trump's Abstinence-Only Policies

The organization is suing Trump administration official Valerie Huber for using the country's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program funds to promote "sexual risk avoidance."
Marie Solis
reproductive rights

Trump Has an 'Unconscionable' New Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood

The Trump administration is expected to announce a new rule barring federal funding from going to any organization that provides abortion or abortion referrals, which will defund a litany of life-saving services.
Leila Ettachfini
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
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

Why Your Dreams Get Wild Right Before Your Period

We asked two doctors if your premenstrual dreams actually mean anything, and why they occur.
Kanika Banwait
reproductive rights

Court to Decide If Woman Imprisoned After Stillbirth Will Go Free

On Wednesday, a court will hear the case of Teodora Vásquez, who has spent the last 10 years in a Salvadorian prison after being convicted of self-inducing an abortion, will have to finish out the remainder of her 30-year sentence.
Kimberly Lawson