Your DNA Could Affect How Well Your Birth Control Works
New research suggests that people with an uncommon genetic variant break down the hormones in birth control too quickly—which could put them at risk of unintended pregnancy.
No, Microwaves Are Not Bad For You
Microwaving doesn't destroy all the nutrients in your food or make it radioactive.
How to Use Your Insurance to Get Free Birth Control
And what to do if you don't have insurance but still don't want babies.
All the Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Company Before You Have a Baby
The Tonic guide to navigating health insurance for pregnant people, including how to get insurance, what's covered, and what steps you need to take before the baby arrives.
VICE Guide to Life
Do You Really Need to Take the Pill at the Same Time Every Day?
That depends on which type of birth control you're taking: there are two types of birth control pills and they work a little differently.
An FAQ About Health Insurance for College Students
Written so you can actually understand it.
Antibiotics Don’t Make Birth Control Less Effective
Your doctor may have told you to use condoms when he handed you an antibiotic prescription, but he's almost certainly wrong.
Race and Health
Should Doctors Screen Women of Color for Breast Cancer Even Earlier?
Researchers say current screening guidelines don’t take into account racial differences in when breast cancer develops or how aggressive it is.
Menthol Cigarettes Could Be Even Worse Than Regular Cigarettes
They make inhaling more comfortable and are often marketed to younger, newer smokers and people of color.
What to Do if You Missed the Deadline to Buy Health Insurance
The deadline for Obamacare plans has passed in most places.
What You Need to Know About a New Study Linking Birth Control to Breast Cancer
We're talking about one additional case in every 7,700 women.
Here’s Who Should Get a Health Plan With a High Deductible
Money matters more than your health history.