Social Services Can Threaten Families of Children with Chronic Fatigue
Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME, is little understood by the general public. That lands some parents in the firing line.
How Microdosing Testosterone Changed My Life
I knew I was non-binary, but I was afraid to tell my doctor I didn't want to fully transition from female to male. I thought finding an in-between wasn't allowed.
At a Georgia Clinic, Abortion Bill Causes Uncertainty and Fear
House Bill 481, which proposes making abortion illegal after around six weeks, is adding to a national debate around "fetal heartbeat" bills. But at a women's health center in Atlanta, it's already stirring very real worry and confusion for patients.
Nigerian Hospitals Are Locking Up Women Unable to Pay Their Childbirth Bills
Fashion designer Folake Oduyoye died in custody in 2016 after her hospital refused to discharge her until she paid her outstanding bill. Her death is part of a global phenomenon known as hospital detention.
Why Does Penetration Hurt During Sex for Some People?
In the US, an estimated one in 500 women has vaginismus, a condition that makes penetrative sexual intercourse incredibly painful. Broadly spoke to women about how vaginismus has affected their sex lives.
How I Enjoyed Sex Again After My Herpes Diagnosis
After Emily Depasse received a herpes diagnosis in 2015, she felt unloveable and hopeless about her future. Over time she realized that the STI wasn't a life sentence—and she was worthy of pleasure.
Disabled Activists Should Not Have to Die to Have Our Voices Heard
Carrie Ann Lucas's recent insurance-related death has brought new eyes to her work as a prominent activist—and is yet another instance of disability rights only gaining mainstream attention after one of us dies.
Smoking Is Bad, But So Is Everything Else
In a better world, we'd reject the moralizing instinct to deem some people worthy of dignity—and others, not—based on how they choose to cope with the circumstances of their lives.
Not So Fast: Women Who Have Premature Orgasms Explain How They Deal
Premature orgasm doesn't only affect men. Here's how women who come early found help through masturbation, edging, and being open with their partners.
Doctors Thought I Had Chronic Yeast Infections—But I Really Had Cancer
For years, Clare Baumhauer's painful symptoms were written off by GPs. Then she was diagnosed with lichen sclerosus—a little-known condition that, for a small number of women, can cause vulva cancer.
I Tried a Sensory Deprivation Tank to Cure Me from the News Cycle
Twenty-four hour news has put me into a state of frenzied anxiety. Can locking myself in a floatation pod help?
This Tiny Patch Could Give You a Month's Birth Control in Seconds
Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have invented a microneedle patch that only needs to be briefly pressed against the skin to deliver a contraceptive drug.