When Women Are Denied Pain Relief During Invasive Procedures
In the UK, hysteroscopies—a procedure by which doctors examine the inside of the uterus—are routinely performed without any form of pain relief. For some women, the experience can be unbearably painful, and traumatizing.
NYC Will Move—But Not Remove—Statue of Gynecologist Who Experimented on Slaves
The statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims will be relocated from Central Park in Manhattan to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Some advocates say the decision is a "slap in the face."
Yes, You Can Get Pregnant When You're Already Pregnant
Just another thing to keep you up at night.
No But Really, Don't Put Garlic in Your Vag
It won't help with the itch, and it might cause other problems.
Between the Sheets
Painful Sex Nearly Destroyed My Relationship
I felt pressure to provide my husband with sexual release, but that pressure only seemed to make the pain worse.
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The Future of Space Travel Depends on Varsha Jain, Space Gynecologist
She helps female astronauts deal with life in space, including what to do about their periods.
Why Are Australians So Freaked Out by IUDs?
While intrauterine devices are now as popular as condoms with American teens, less than 3 percent of Australian women use them.
Meet the GynePunks Pushing the Boundaries of DIY Gynecology
A collective of radical bio-hackers and TransHackFeminists are out to reclaim gynecological medicine.
Should Women Get Days off Work During Their Period?
There's an ongoing debate about the merits of "menstrual leave"—basically, getting a few extra sick days for when you're on the rag.
Things Men Have Said to My Face After Seeing My Naked Body
Since the dawn of time, with the exception of maybe a few weeks there at the beginning, nakedness and shame have gone together like drunk and uncles.