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The Birthing Method You Didn't Even Know Existed

Gentle C-sections are on the rise, and for good reason.

Do You Still Have to Worry About the Zika Virus?

It's been almost the year since peak Zika freak-out—but is it finally over?

I Trusted My Gut Over My Doctor—and It Saved Me from Lyme Disease

One woman stuck to her guns and pushed for the diagnosis she desperately needed.

Lena Dunham's Op-Ed Is a Reminder That Birth Control Is So Much More Than Pregnancy Prevention

It's not just a family planning pill, it's a women's health tool.

5 Weird Health Concerns That Can Pop Up During Pregnancy

These are way beyond that craving for pickles and ice cream.

The Crazy Thing That Makes You More Susceptible to Running Injuries

WTF! Yep, research says you're more susceptible to stress fractures.

Drug Overdose Deaths May Have Hit an All-Time High In 2016

And even healthy, law-abiding citizens aren't immune to the risk.

New Research Shows That Early Tele-Abortions Are Safe

What you need to know about at-home medical abortions.

How the American Health Care Act Could Impact Women's Preventative Care Costs

Women shouldn't need to choose between getting a Pap smear and paying rent.

This Woman Is Fighting for Sepsis Awareness After Almost Dying from the Disease

Sepsis is a leading cause of death in America, but not many people know about it.

If Passed, the New Health Care Bill Could Leave Millions of Americans Uninsured

According to new estimates from the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office

No, Your Period Isn't a "Toxin-Shedding Process"

An ob-gyn explains why the idea that menstruation is a "toxin-shedding process" is total BS.

Real Women Share Why They Track Their Period

It's not just about stocking up on tampons.

Stop Telling Me I Need to Buy Things for My Vagina

Most of the time it's a trap, ob/gyns say.

Congress Just Passed a Bill That Will Keep Funding Planned Parenthood—for Now

If you're a PP supporter, you can breathe a *mini* sigh of relief.

New Website Tries to Help Women Who Can't Access Abortion

An organization in the Netherlands is counseling women about their options.

Study Says Birth Control Pills May Worsen Your Mood

That's why access to different methods is so important

What I Wish I'd Known About Breast Reduction Surgery Before Going Under the Knife

Yes, it's life-changing. But there's a lot I wish I'd known before I went under the knife.

Everything You Need to Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome

The digestive condition has gained a lot of attention lately, despite the fact that the medical profession generally does not recognize it.

President Donald Trump Just Signed an Anti-Planned Parenthood Bill

It could limit access to lots of family care services—not just abortions