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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.

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 »

Yes, We’re Still Blaming Women for Being Unable to Conceive

Women trying to have kids face a unique mix of scrutiny that requires them to defend themselves and their right to have biological children. Read more »

Brain Loop: Redefining the Invisible Battle Against Chronic Migraines

Women are three times more likely to suffer from the invisible illness than men. Read more »

Goop She Did It Again: The Dangerous Obsession with Intuitive Fasting

We should all be alarmed by Paltrow’s power to repackage deeply harmful ideas. Read more »

Tender Judging Care : #TransCrowdFund and the Politics of Desire

Even before the GoFundMe boom, there was an element of desirability politics in healthcare. Read more »

Numbers Game: Pro-Ana, Incels, and the Incessant Policing of Women’s Bodies

For incels and pro-ana alike, conforming to beauty standards is the only path to happiness and success. 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 »