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Pain Woman Takes Your Keys : Sonya Huber's New Essay Collection is a Multifaceted Look at Life with Chronic Pain

Huber uses pain as a lens through which she examines disability, gender bias, motherhood, and the very basic condition of living in a body. Read more »

Musicians <3 Planned Parenthood

New attacks on women’s health have spurred musicians to support Planned Parenthood in some pretty inventive ways. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Get Tested!

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week: getting regularly tested is part of being a considerate, responsible sexual partner. Read more »

"I Want to Be Seen": Ericka Hart Is Changing the Image of Breast Cancer

Black women are often left out of the conversation around breast cancer. Through her work and portraits, Ericka Hart is determined to share her story and break down stigma.  Read more »

Access Denied: the Impact of Child Marriages on Healthcare for Young Girls in India

There’s no denying that easy access to more clinics and healthcare services with well-trained doctors will help adolescents take care of their bodies without conforming to norms set out by men. Read more »

Tuning In : How a New Generation is Schooling Itself on Sexuality

In a society where the quality of sex education in schools is hodgepodge at best and shifts depending on political whims, YouTube is a dynamic, democratic space for discussions of gender and sexuality.   Read more »

Right to Work: Sex Workers in India Organize to Fight Discrimination

In Songachi, one of Asia’s largest red-light districts, sex workers have been fighting for the rights of their community—as well those of sex workers across India—for several years. Read more »

Poll Position: 9 Statewide Ballot Measures You Should Know About This November

A look at statewide measures across the country can be an illuminating glimpse into the future. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Vestibulodynia

An informative, intimate comic about an often misunderstood condition of vulva pain. Read more »

Power Pose: Talking with Fat-Positive Yoga Activist Jessamyn Stanley

Ever since she started writing and posting photos of her practice, Stanley has been challenging mainstream yoga culture in the United States to be more inclusive and building a clear image of what it means to be body positive. 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 »