How Scared Should I Be?
How Scared Should I Be of My Anesthesia Not Working
"Feeling the knife cutting into my stomach, I thought I would die immediately," a survivor said.
What Are Surgeons Listening to While You're Under the Knife?
From Avicii to Zeppelin to Brand New, what gives surgeons a steady hand during hours and hours of pressure situations.
When Breast Cancer Strikes Without Symptoms
When my childhood best friend was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, she was 26 years old, beautiful, and athletic—and there was no tell-tale "lump."
Australian Doctors Have New Guidelines for Handling Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery Requests
They're a response to a growing number of Australian women wanting to change the structure and appearance of their healthy vaginas.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
How Listening to Music Affects Surgeons' Performance
A new study says dance music makes surgeons sloppy, while past research encourages Mozart in the operating room.
The Politics of 'Passing'
We talked to some British men and women about the pressure of hiding the fact that they're transgender in order to protect their own safety, while also acknowledging the need for greater trans visibility.
Talking to a Guy Who Found Peace Through Self-Amputation
We spoke to a man who suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a rare condition that makes you feel like one of your limbs doesn't belong on your body.
Inbred Rabbits and Cats High on Smack – The Secret World of Young Vets
It's not all snuffling in the necks of golden Labrador puppies – a graduate vet faces low pay, nights on call spent un-twisting dogs' stomachs and helping cats come down off their owners' heroin.
A Clitoris Was Successfully Reconstructed for the First Time in Sweden the Other Week
I interviewed Dr. Hannes Sigurjónsson, who performed the surgery.
Meet the Bassist Who Ruptured His Bollock on a Glitter Cannon
"My scrotum had swollen to the size of a grapefruit."
I'm Intersex and My Body Works Just Fine, Thank You
People need to become more accepting so doctors stop trying to "fix" us, says Emily Quinn.
What We're Leaving Behind – Part 2
In an Afghani hospital in Lashkar Gah, surgeon Dr. Faizoulah performs up to twenty surgeries a day.