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Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Dangers of Douching

A comic explains why you should just say no to douching.  Read more »

Popaganda: Body-Positive Exercise

Why does the thought of going to the gym inspire such anxiety? Because exercise—literally moving our bodies—is so wrapped up in fatphobia, ableism, sexism, and other nasty stuff. On this episode, we try to extricate exercise from all the body-shaming stuff that’s usually tied to it.... Read more »

The Radical Idea of Providing Doulas for Abortions

The Doula Project supports people who make the choice to end a pregnancy. Read more »

Diseased Bag of Crumbling Bones or Presidential Candidate? The Concern Trolling of Hillary Clinton

Clinton is caught in the unwinnable trap of needing to avoid the appearance of being overemotional while also not looking cold, and it’s landed her square in the crosshairs of the conspiracy theory factory. Read more »

Ask Bear: I Don't Drink. Should I Start?

A reader wonders if they’re missing out—but worries about spiraling into addiction. Read more »

Here’s a Radical Idea: Easy In-Home STD Tests

You'll be able to screen for cervical cancer and STDs without having to go to a doctor.  Read more »

Yes! The Supreme Court Agrees: Texas Abortion Restrictions Are A Burden on Women

This decision is a game-changer, say reproductive rights advocates.  Read more »

Designing a Tampon That Can Test for Cervical Cancer

The “smart tampon” would test your blood flow for signs of cancer and other conditions. Read more »

Want to Write a Memoir? Make Sure You Get a Therapist!

Advice from author and comedian Sara Benincasa, whose new book is called “Real Artists Have Day Jobs.” Read more »

Vasectomies Should Be Covered by Obamacare—But They’re Not

Why is the procedure snipped from basic birth control coverage? 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 »