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A Growing Number of Women Allege Doctors Abused Them During Childbirth

Women are speaking up and raising awareness about obstetric violence, including surgeries, medications, and procedures they didn't consent to.

10.10.19

As STI Rates Soar, Trump Is Funding Clinics That Don't Believe in Condoms

Religiously affiliated groups are now receiving millions in federal funds—but doing little to prevent STIs.

10.9.19

Americans Spend Too Much on Healthcare, Then 25 Percent Goes to Waste

One cool trick could eliminate record-smashing medical expenditures lost to administrative inefficiency, price hikes, and overtreatment: Nationalize coverage!

10.7.19

Trump's Wellness Programs Won't Make You Feel Better

Reducing insurance premiums for employees who engage in "healthy" behaviors benefits few people in practice. The Trump administration is letting states do it anyway.

10.4.19

Congrats to Big Pharma on Finding a New Way to Profit Off of HIV Prevention

Gilead, the company that makes Truvada, just got FDA approval for Descovy, another form of PrEP. It costs nearly $1,800 a month without insurance coverage.

10.1.19

Netflix's 'Diagnosis' Shows What Doctor Visits Might Look Like in the Future

If only we had the opportunity to treat patients this way right now.

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10.1.19

Most Postal Trucks Don't Have Air Conditioning. That's Bad News for Birth Control

Being exposed to high temperatures can make birth control pills less effective.

9.26.19

Here’s Yet Another Reason Why HIV-Preventing PrEP Should Be Free

Black and Latino men who have sex with men are less likely to get a prescription for the drug, which reduces HIV transmission by 99%.

9.25.19

A Testosterone Shortage Is Happening Now. Here's What You Need to Know

“We have been trying to anticipate a potential shortage as much as possible," said Zil Goldstein of Callen-Lorde. "We do have some concerns.”

9.23.19

What a New Famous Face Could Mean for People Living with HIV

“We're here with [Jonathan Van Ness], and we welcome him if he wants to get involved.”

9.18.19

We're on the Verge of a Devastating OB-GYN Shortage

A new study identifies which cities will feel it the most.

9.18.19

All States Need Emergency Contraception Vending Machines

Six new laws expanding reproductive health care access go into effect in Maine this week, which raises the question: Why not everywhere else?

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