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Shot Chaser: What Does It Take to Achieve Vaccine Equity?

The history of medicine in the United States is rife with atrocities committed against people of color.

SB 8 Is a Reminder That Abortion Is a Disability Issue

The subject of disability and abortion law doesn’t stop at hypothetical fetuses. Read more »

Stacked Deck: The True Costs of Breast Implants

More and more women believe their implants are causing them harm—and they’re determined to have them removed. Read more »

Written On the Body: For Deborah Copaken, Biology Is a Battlefield

She is using her body as a megaphone. Read more »

#FreeBritney: In the United States, Eugenics Is Still Legal

The history of forced sterilization of disabled communities has been hidden for too long, but stories like Britney Spears’ allow us the opportunity to educate and liberate. Read more »

Environmental Expenses: The Multifaceted Costs of Period Products

Many people with periods are forced to pay sales tax on already expensive, disposable products for their periods. August and Rael are just some companies that are making period products accessible. Read more »

It’s 2021. Why Are Doctors Still Trying to “Cure” Asexuality?

Some doctors default to prescribing medication to their asexual patients, believing their asexuality may be a mask for other health issues. Read more »

Hungry and Holy: Navigating Ramadan With an Eating Disorder Is No Easy Feat

Even for those fasting for reasons outside of faith, the link between God and fasting feels inescapable. Read more »

Outside Blues: Chronically Ill People Face an Old New Post-Pandemic World

Now the end of the pandemic is near in the United States and friends will ask chronically ill people to meet in crowded, loud buildings again. Read more »

Policing, But Make It Girlboss

If we want to protect women and their health, abolition is key. Read more »

There Will Be No Herd Immunity without Vaccine Equity

The stakes of the vaccine rollout have been huge for the disabled community. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »