health

After Anorexia Killed Her Daughter, a Mom Pushes for National Change

A federal act named in honor of Anna Westin would make it easier to get treatment for eating disorders. Read more »

Audre Lorde Thought of Self-Care as an “Act of Political Warfare”

Self-care can be subversive. Read more »

In Yoga, Carving Out Safe Spaces for Women of Color

The founder of online magazine “Black Girl in Om” talks about the intersection of race and yoga. Read more »

The CDC's New Alcohol Guidelines Treat Women as "Pre-Pregnant"

What year is this, again? The agency recommends that doctors tell sexually active women to refrain from drinking or get on birth control. Read more »

Cut & Paste: Zines About Sobriety

Five powerful zines about recovery, sober living, and finding community. Read more »

Let's Talk About Sex and Depression

Many people who take medication for depression experience sexual side effects. But since both mental health and sexuality are stigmatized topics, many patients are left feeling alone. People have plenty of reasons to not want to talk about their depression and its impact on their sexuality.  Read more »

The Worst of Pinktober "Breast Cancer Awareness" Products

Nothing says “awareness” like a pink police squad car.  Read more »

“How to Get Away with Murder” Brings an HIV-Positive Character to Primetime

Shonda Rhimes’s dramatic show includes an important story-arc that challenges public conceptions of who gets HIV.  Read more »

America Has a Long History of Pitting Politics Against Public Health

It's not just Planned Parenthood—birth control and women’s access to healthcare have been targets of the toxic environment of American political discourse. Read more »

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 »

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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 »