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Coffee Can Lower Your Risk for This Type of Cancer

Java isn't just good to get you going in the morning—a new study suggests it can benefit your bod in a whole other way.

What's the Deal with Birth Control and Blood Clots?

Spoiler: The risk hasn't gone away, and is potentially life-threatening. Here's what to know to protect yourself if you're on the Pill.

The Abortion Pill Will Now Become More Widely Available

This new step in legislation will make the abortion pill more widely available

Bad News: More Women Are Googling DIY Abortions

More restrictions don't necessarily mean more safety when it comes to women's health

Let's Clear Up Some Facts About the Zika Virus for Olympians

The USWNT goalie says that she wouldn't go to the Olympics due to Zika. We straighten out the real risks for athletes heading to Rio.

Lena Dunham Opens Up About Her Struggle with Endometriosis

The GIRLS writer-producer-star is about to debut season five of her hit HBO show, but a health issue is holding up her promotion plans.

Why Your HPV Vaccine Excuses Are Total BS

If it's been a while since you've given much thought to the HPV vaccine, it's time to listen up.

Do You *Actually* Need Antibiotics? A Potential New Blood Test Could Tell

Admit it: You've totally demanded a Rx for your runny nose at least once.

Are Women at an Increased Risk for Concussions?

Study up before getting your head in the game.

The Surgery That Changed My Body Image Forever

Find out how removing a melon-sized tumor led to one woman's body image revelation.

3 Major Birth Control Myths, According to Ob-Gyns

Top docs share the most common misconceptions see in their practices. This is the real deal.

Two-Thirds of the World's Population Has Type 1 Herpes

Yikes—more than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with HSV-1.

Were Thinx Underwear Ads Nixed Because They Used the Word 'Period'?

Thinx underwear ads spark some serious controversy in NYC.

Selena Gomez Shares Lupus Diagnosis

The pop singer has been dealing with one of the trickiest diseases to diagnose.

How a Breast Reduction Changed One Woman's Life

Some would kill for big boobs, others just want them gone.

6 Orgasm Disorders You've Never Heard Of

Sneezing mid-climax, foot orgasms, and more strange ways sex can go wrong.

Why No One Is Talking About Ovarian Cancer

One of the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers is also one of the quietest.

The Stroke Risk Factors All Women Should Know

How one healthy woman almost brushed off subtle symptoms that ended up being a stroke.

10 Ways Your Office Is Harming Your Health

Is your office an actual death trap?

Female Athletes Aren't Eating Enough

Too few calories + intense workouts = no bueno.

Is Asthma to Blame for Your Post-Workout Fatigue?

Exercise-induced asthma could be to blame. We asked an expert to ID the sneaky symptoms you might miss.

Can This After-Sex Drink Really Help Prevent a UTI?

A new beverage called Uqora claims to stave off UTIs, but we're not so sure it's the silver bullet women have been looking for.