'Lesboterrorist' Raps Instructions On How to Give Yourself an Abortion

Elective abortion is illegal in most Mexican states. But because it has other medical uses besides pregnancy termination, misoprostol — the drug used in inducing medicinal abortion — is not. Now, one ballsy-as-hell self-anointed "lesbo terrorist" rapper aims to educate women on how to self-abort. » 7/18/14 7:45pm 7/18/14 7:45pm

World Cup Soccer Teams Face Consequences Over Homophobic Fans

Mexico and Brazil's World Cup soccer teams are facing disciplinary action following obnoxious behavior by their respective fan bases, who simply could not resist the urge to yell gay slurs at players from the other teams. But the two Latin American teams aren't the only ones with fan bases full of shitheads who can't… » 6/19/14 7:00pm 6/19/14 7:00pm

​Mexico City's Breastfeeding Campaign Sort of Missed The Point

Women's health groups in Mexico City are understandably unimpressed by the city's new strategy to encourage and normalize breastfeeding with mothers. The series of posters, which has already been taken down from the city's website, feature a few very slender and toned female celebrities topless and braless. … » 5/26/14 5:53pm 5/26/14 5:53pm

This Brilliant 12-Year-Old Mexican Girl Is Touted as 'Next Steve Jobs'

Meet 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno. She goes to José Urbina López Primary School in Matamoros, Mexico. She's being touted as "the face of Mexico's unleashed potential." Mentioning Steve Jobs in the headline is purposely attention-grabbing — on Wired's part and on mine — but the gist of it is this: Our current idea… » 10/24/13 3:10pm 10/24/13 3:10pm

Immigrants Are Literally Swimming to Mexico for Reproductive Healthcare

Let's talk about what immigration reform means for migrant women's rights. According to a policy analysis by the Latina Institute (via this excellent Dissent piece) “the majority of undocumented immigrant women do not have access to affordable health insurance,” and “immigrant women are less likely to receive adequate… » 4/24/13 5:20pm 4/24/13 5:20pm

Mexican Parents Denied Entry to the U.S. to Say Goodbye to Their Dying…

Well, here's a double whammy of saddening and maddening. This past Sunday, Maria Sanchez, 26, died in her Houston home from the effects of an inoperable spinal tumor. Just four days earlier U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied a humanitarian parole to her parents, so they were unable to see their daughter on her… » 1/09/13 10:25am 1/09/13 10:25am

Computer Game Teaches Mexican Women How to Safely Give Themselves a…

¿No Te Baja?, which translates as "Missed Your Period?", is a nice alternative to all those cycle-tracker apps: it's a "Choose Your Own Adventure"-style game that schools users on how to terminate a pregnancy using Misoprostol, a drug that's available OTC in Mexico and is often used in parts of the country where… » 12/03/12 6:00pm 12/03/12 6:00pm

Blonde-Haired Child Beggar in Mexico Sparks a Not-So Polite Discussion…

A blonde-haired girl begging on the street in Mexico has caused quite a Facebook stir, prompting some observers to renew a long-standing debate about racism in Mexico, where indigenous people, according to CBS News, "live in poverty and passers-by often barely notice the dark-skinned children begging in the street." A… » 10/28/12 2:00pm 10/28/12 2:00pm

Texas Women Hitting Up Mexico For Over-The-Counter Ulcer Medication To…

As expected, the 2011 cuts in Texas family planning—not to mention the patently absurd new law that women are required to get a sonogram 24 hours before their abortion procedure—are taking their toll on the ladies of the Lone Star State. Concerned women's health providers in Texas report that they're seeing a higher… » 9/29/12 5:30pm 9/29/12 5:30pm

Mexican Fish Penis Bears Terrifying Resemblance To Se7en's "Lust"…

Um! If any girlfish are reading this, please beware when you come across male freshwater llanos mosquitofish, otherwise known as Gambusia quadruncus. The evolution of the females of this Mexican species has given them a large ball of tissue that blocks most of their genital canal in order to allow them to keep away… » 9/29/12 2:40pm 9/29/12 2:40pm

Fraternity Thought it Would Be Awesome to Let Partygoers Cross a Fake…

It really shouldn't be that hard to determine whether you're celebrating a culture or making fun of it in an incredibly insensitive way. Yet, frat bros and sorority sisters love holding parties with names like "Compton Cookout" and "Conquistabros and Navajos". (It's shocking that the smarties at Harvard, where the… » 9/27/12 5:50pm 9/27/12 5:50pm

New 'Pro Life' Laws Force Women to Go to Mexico for Health Care

In their continuing efforts to fix the economy, over the last year and a half or so, cage-rattling, game-changing conservative lawmakers have passed a record number of bills regulating banks and out of control financial institutions women's access to medical care. And since it's illegal to personally break into… » 8/17/12 11:40am 8/17/12 11:40am

Two-Year-Old Has Giant Tumor Removed That Weighs More Than He Does

A two-year-old boy in Mexico is much lighter on his feet these days after doctors removed a human-sized tumor from his side. During a 10 hour surgery, doctors in Mexico City were able to completely remove the 33-pound tumor (seen above). The boy, who's from the northern state of Durango, weighs only 26 pounds. The… » 6/27/12 10:00pm 6/27/12 10:00pm

Small Mexican Town Produces an Alarmingly Large Percentage of New York…

Anyone familiar with the Mexico sketched in Roberto Bolaño's fiction knows that the southwestern borderlands from 2666 and The Savage Detectives is a place of almost mythic criminality, where apathetic or outright antagonistic law enforcement does little to relieve the heavy burden of drug cartel violence plaguing the… » 6/03/12 5:00pm 6/03/12 5:00pm

Chagas: The Scary Disease Some Are Calling the New AIDS

Just when it seemed like all the super scary diseases had been discovered—flesh-eating bacteria, brain tapeworms, and, of course, HIV/AIDS, among many others—a new one comes along to bring fresh terror into our hearts. Introducing Chagas disease, which is caused by parasites that get into our bodies by way of… » 5/29/12 10:00pm 5/29/12 10:00pm