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Can You Catch Other People's Vaginal Microbes from Subway Seats?
Now that you're officially freaking out, stop. Here's why there's no need to panic.
The Surprising Way Working Long Hours At the Office Impacts Your Health
Consider this your excuse to leave at a decent hour and get to spin class.
Ditching Tampons Might Make You More Likely to Go to the Gym
Even though sweat sessions during that time of the month are the <em>worst</em>.
More Pregnant Women In the US Have Zika Than You'd Think, Says New Report
According to a new report, almost 300 pregnant women have it.
This New App Can Tell You Exactly When to Change Your Tampon
Low-tech tampons are so 2015.
Unsafe Sex Now the #1 Risk Factor for Illness, Death In Young Women
Here's how to make sure you don't become part of this scary statistic!
Just 30 Minutes a Week of Exercise Could Reduce Your Risk of Cervical Cancer
All it takes is 30 minutes a week.
Study Finds Five New Breast Cancer Genes
Further proof that each diagnosis is as individual as you are.
Why Do My Boobs Hurt During My Period?
There's a reason—and (hallelujah!) a way to make it stop.
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.
Why Do You Have to Pee the Closer You Get to a Bathroom?
Hold it in, girl. You got this.
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.
What Really Works to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
Small strategies, big results.
Were Thinx Underwear Ads Nixed Because They Used the Word 'Period'?
Thinx underwear ads spark some serious controversy in NYC.
Having Big Thighs Means You're at a Lower Risk for Heart Disease
Plus, more fun facts from the CDC and WHO.
American Cancer Society Releases Major Update to Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
At what age should you get your first mammogram?