amputation

disability

Why Some People Decide to Amputate Healthy Limbs

It’s been a mystery for at least 40 years.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
7.10.17
Phys Ed

There's an App That Helps People with Amputations Work Out

The 16 exercise prompts focus on agility, balance, coordination and strength.
Nadja Sayej
4.13.17
Health

How People Commemorate the Day They Lost a Limb

Inside the growing trend of "ampuversaries."
Serena Solomon
2.27.17
Holy Shit

The Brain Can Adopt Prosthetics As Its Own, Study Says

Using electric brain stimulation, researchers tricked people into accepting a rubber hand as part of their body.
Dan Roe
12.30.16
Stuff

The Curious Case of the Phantom Penis

For men who have had a penis amputation, "ghost dick" is surprisingly common.
Dave Simpson
3.31.16
Stuff

How I Came to Terms with People Fetishizing My Disability

I thought being a fetish gave me power, but instead, it surrounded me with lovers who saw me as a peg leg, not a power.
Aleks Kang
3.24.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Penis Transplants Could be the Next Big Thing for War Veterans

A team of doctors at Johns Hopkins University has been given permission to perform 60 penis transplants on men who were injured in combat.
Arielle Pardes
12.7.15
Features

The Bionic Warrior

What's more important for a military amputee who wants to return to the battlefield: advanced prosthetic technology, or sheer human will?
Matthew Komatsu
10.22.15
Stuff

Disability, Deception, and the People Who Pretend to Be Blind

Blindsimmers, or people who pretend to be blind, feel a visceral desire to obscure their own vision, sometimes leading them to take drastic measures.
Tori Telfer
10.13.15
Stuff

4chan Apparently Got a User to Chop Off Part of a Toe Over the Weekend

There's this place called 4chan where cutting off your toe will make you cool.
Mike Pearl
8.31.15
Features

How Will Our Perception of Bodies Change as We Augment Them?

"Bodies are socially created entities​."
JP Lawrence
7.20.15
Modern Medicine

Modern Medicine Does Not Know Why My Father-in-Law Lost His Leg

Hunting for the reason for a mysterious infection.
Rollin Bishop
7.17.15
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