women's health

Stuff

The Rush to Get an IUD in America Is Very Real

Since election day, women's health clinics have been squeezed to keep up with the demand for long-acting reversible contraception devices, like IUDs.
Garnet Henderson
11.18.16
News

The Canadian Politician Who Killed the Tampon Tax Wants to Make Birth Control Free

Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen is setting her sights on the high cost of birth control after removing the federal tax on tampons last year.
Hilary Beaumont
10.27.16
Stuff

What It's Like to Have an Illegal Abortion

It's a crime to have an abortion in Poland, so what do you do when an unwanted pregnancy could ruin your life?
Izabela Szumen
10.26.16
Health

Catholic Hospitals Are Still Denying Women Pregnancy-Related Care for 'Moral Reasons'

Now, the ACLU is suing healthcare giant Dignity Health for denying women tubal ligations and other contraceptive care.
Peter Holslin
5.4.16
Stuff

An Open Letter to My Vagina: Sex, Pain, and Vaginismus

Overcoming the condition that makes sex as painful as the very first time, every single time.
Madison Griffiths
4.1.16
Stuff

What It's Like to Have Endometriosis, the Disease That Makes Your Periods Hell

While Lena Dunham recently made headlines for the little-known condition, she's not alone. One in ten people with a uterus will suffer from endometriosis at some point, including me.
Eleanor Rigby
3.8.16
The VICE Report

Year of Mercy: Backstreet Abortions in The Philippines

How government bureaucracy and Catholic opposition has hindered the Philippines' new Reproductive health law, in turn highlighting the country's fight for safe abortions.
Joanna Fuertes Knight
3.1.16
Comics!

A Comic That Shows the Tough Reality of Getting an Abortion in Brazil

After learning she's pregnant, Cynthia encounters emotional and logistical obstacles when trying to access safe and legal abortion services in Brazil.
Cynthia Bonacossa
12.6.15
News

Actually, Republicans Are Losing the War on Planned Parenthood

Despite months of attacks against the women's reproductive health giant, Republicans haven't actually accomplished much.
Mike Pearl
10.1.15
Culture

How One Man Ran the World's Only Menstruation Museum from His Basement

The story of a 73-year-old bachelor, a massive collection of menstrual memorabilia, and the museum that may one day rise again.
Arielle Pardes
9.28.15
Stuff

Living as a Woman with HIV

Though we know that HIV can affect anyone, the face of the HIV crisis has often been that of a white, gay man. To show the wider range of individuals dealing with HIV, we sat down with three women who are living their lives HIV positive.
Sophie Saint Thomas and Casey Halter
6.7.15
Stuff

I Froze My Eggs, Ended Up in the ER and Almost Lost an Ovary

Three days after I took charge of my reproductive future, I woke in a cold sweat, dry-heaving in pain. Less than .025 percent of women who freeze their eggs end up with ovarian torsions: Lucky me.
Vicki Rox
5.12.15
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