women's health

This Week in Science

What Researchers Learned from the Brain of a 27-Year-Old with Amnesia

It's possible to have knowledge, without remembering.
Shayla Love
12.24.18
periods

A Guide to Getting Into Menstrual Cups

The long-lasting, reusable blood funnels have a rabid fan base. Here's everything you need to know about using a tiny chalice for your periods.
Claire Lampen
12.4.18
Fighting Words

These Instagram Mums Are the Worst

Mum culture on Instagram is a toxic lie.
Nadine Cheung
10.31.18
Asking for a friend

Can I Skip My Period Safely?

Doctors break down why getting your period is actually optional.
Elizabeth Brown
5.31.18
addiction

Women Become Dependent on Porn for Different Reasons Than Men Do

“I would skip breakfast and dinner and stay up all hours of the night watching porn, just to watch it."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
5.29.18
periods

Organic Cotton Tampons Don't Protect You From Toxic Shock Syndrome

A new study challenges the idea that cotton tampons and menstrual cups are less risky than traditional tampons when it comes to TSS.
Susan Rinkunas
4.30.18
What's Freaking Me Out

When the Rare Birth Control Pill Side Effect Happens to You

Stomach pain and asthma are occasionally linked to hormonal contraception.
Natasha Preskey
4.29.18
VICE TONIC

A New Flushable Pregnancy Test Could Help Women in Abusive Relationships

The little plastic test hasn't changed in years and this eco-friendly version is winning in more ways than one.
Terena Bell
3.8.18
VICE TONIC

Giving Birth in Jail Can Traumatise Women for Decades

Restraining women while they're giving birth is "demeaning and unnecessary." Some institutions still don't care.
Laura Dorwart
1.23.18
abortion

What Happens to Your Body in the Hours and Days After an Abortion

One in three women in Britain will have an abortion at some point in their lives.
Sarah Graham
9.20.17
women's health

I Spent Some Time Staring at Strangers' Vaginas at a Vulva Watching Workshop

And they all stared back at mine.
Rebecca Baden
6.23.17
The Restless Youth Issue

Breaking the Cycle That Keeps Girls Out of School Monthly

High school senior Maya Penn is working to get sanitary products to women and girls in developing countries.
Mary Pilon
5.1.17
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