Surgery

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.
Mike Pearl
11.17.15
Interviews

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.
Michael Haskoor
10.12.15
Stuff

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."
Vicki Rox
8.30.15
Stuff

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.
Hayley Gleeson
8.13.15
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.
Arielle Pardes
8.5.15
Stuff

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.
Chris Godfrey
3.25.15
Stuff

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.
Charlotte Yates
3.13.15
Stuff

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.
Katie McCabe
2.19.15
Stuff

A Clitoris Was Successfully Reconstructed for the First Time in Sweden the Other Week

I interviewed Dr. Hannes Sigurjónsson, who performed the surgery.
Rasmus Elfton
2.2.15
Stuff

Meet the Bassist Who Ruptured His Bollock on a Glitter Cannon

"My scrotum had swollen to the size of a grapefruit."
Joel Golby
12.9.14
Stuff

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.
Hanna Hanra
11.10.14
VICE News

What We're Leaving Behind – Part 2

In an Afghani hospital in Lashkar Gah, surgeon Dr. Faizoulah performs up to twenty surgeries a day.
VICE Staff
11.5.14
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