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Health

People in the US Are Already Dying From Being Denied Abortions

A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.
Kimberly Lawson
2 days ago
Health

The Complex Ethics of Saving a Dead Person's Sperm

People are retrieving (and using) sperm from loved ones who've died. Is that OK?
Emma Grillo
6.3.19
body

Cold Showers Help Me Manage Dysphoria When Nothing Else Works

When I had an eating disorder linked to dysphoria, I thought cold showers would help me lose weight. Instead, I find that they bring me back to myself.
Peter Smith
5.28.19
Health

How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs

“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.
Suzannah Weiss
5.24.19
Drugs

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanising Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.
Elizabeth Brico
5.17.19
Sex

I Got My Penis Zapped for Better Boners

This treatment is meant for erectile dysfunction, but people who just want harder, longer-lasting erections might also benefit.
Grant Stoddard
5.15.19
body

What You Need to Know About Consent and Disability

The people entrusted to care for me need to understand and respect my boundaries.
Spencer Williams
5.14.19
healthcare

The Outrageous Reasons These Women Couldn’t Get Their Tubes Tied

People are being denied tubal ligations because they're too young, childless, only have one child, aren't married – or for any other reason their doctor chooses.
Darlena Cunha
5.8.19
body

The Rise of the Minimalist Skincare Routine

Fatigued by multi-step regimens and lackluster results, some people are dramatically scaling back how many skincare products they use.
Marie Solis
5.7.19
Eat This

This Is What Happens to Your Body if You Eat Almost No Carbs

You might want to read this before you decide to start living off of butter, bacon and bourbon.
Grant Stoddard
3.18.19
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Smoking One Cigarette a Day Is Way Worse than Experts Thought

There is no such thing as safe smoking whatsoever, this study concludes.
Troy Farah
3.13.19
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I Hit My Head, How do I Know If It's Serious?

Although most head injuries are not severe, there are some serious cases where you're best off seeking emergency care.
Nick Keppler
3.4.19
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