Med Students Are Doing Vaginal Exams on Unconscious, Non-Consenting Patients

The practice is still legal in 42 states despite decades-long ethical concerns. In the #MeToo era, things are starting to change.
Hannah Harris Green

Being Black in America Is a Health Risk. It's Time for Reparations.

Cash would not only be a form of repayment, it would also undeniably improve people's health.
Jason Silverstein

Your Future Doctor Could Monitor Your Facebook Posts for Disease

Medical providers could soon use your social media to predict diseases from depression to diabetes, sparking questions of data privacy.
Madeleine Gregory
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

What Happens When the FBI Raids a Biological Testing Startup

When the FBI raided the offices of at-home microbiome testing startup uBiome, it likely took with it data about a Motherboard reporter's health.
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The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Abortion Bans Are Causing Mass Confusion Across the Country

Bans in states like Georgia and Ohio are unlikely to be enforced, but people are already confused about whether they can access abortion care there.
VICE Staff
Games Features

‘Project Hospital’ is A Great Way to Understand Our Broken Healthcare System

My father has run emergency rooms for years, but I didn't fully understand his job until we played a game together.
Ian Boudreau

Twitter's New Vaccine Feature Won't Stop Anti-Vaxxers

Twitter joins Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube in trying to filter out vaccine misinformation online. But will it be enough?
Shayla Love

The Outrageous Reasons These Women Couldn’t Get Their Tubes Tied

People are being denied tubal ligations because they're too young, childless, only have one child, aren't married—or for any other reason their doctor chooses.
Darlena Cunha
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

When Women's Pain Isn't Taken Seriously

In the UK, hysteroscopies—a procedure by which doctors examine the inside of the uterus—are routinely performed without any form of pain relief. But for some women, the experience can be unbearably painful.
VICE Staff

A Day of Seeking Healthcare for the Undocumented and Uninsured

Seeing a doctor is Sisyphean task for those without citizenship in the US.
Paola Ramos

Inside a Trans Clinic Run by Trans People in the Red Light District

When other resources fail them, Trans United Clinic helps trans people in Amsterdam get the health care they need.
Broadly Staff
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The Tonic Guide to Healthcare

A comprehensive, easy-to-follow FAQ about getting medical care, whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all.
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