America Gets An Embarrassing C- In Women's Reproductive Health

The Population Institute has released its annual State of Reproductive Health And Rights report card, and it seems that in the opinion of the massive educational nonprofit, America isn't doing so hot. If America were a high schooler, America would be grounded until America gets its grades up, otherwise America won't… » 1/13/14 3:00pm 1/13/14 3:00pm

Rejoice, Slutty Youths: An Instant STD Test Isn't Far Away

If you're anything like me (MILLENNIAL), then you're familiar with our litany of monolithic generational traits — we're all very lazy and entitled. We'd Tase our own mothers in order to get our hands on the newest Apple doodad gadgetamabob. We sext Snapchats to the Kardashians. Teen Mom. Um. Occupy Twilight. Buttsex. » 10/22/13 4:30pm 10/22/13 4:30pm

Bacteria Are Fighting a Giant, Mysterious War in Your Vagina Right Now

No matter how many abstinence pledges you've signed or purity balls you've attended, your vagina anything but pure, according to new research by, uh, vaginologists. In fact, your between-the-legs chute is the perfect hot, wet environment for an ongoing "dynamic battle" between various microorganisms. And scientists… » 5/02/12 6:30pm 5/02/12 6:30pm

Facebook May Soon Tell You Which of Your Friends Has an STD

For those who bemoan the intrusiveness of social media into every nook and cranny of our modern lives, take cover: Facebook may one day develop an app that lets you know not just who among your checkered roster of sexual partners may be secreting an STI from boxspring to boxspring, but who in your social circle may be… » 4/01/12 1:00pm 4/01/12 1:00pm

Rick Santorum Vows To Protect States' Rights To Outlaw Birth Control

Pennsylvanian political discharge Rick Santorum is having a great week. He's suddenly, grotesquely surging in Iowa, Rupert Murdoch and his steampunk propaganda machine Fox News have endorsed him, and people are finally showing up at his rallies. He'd like to take this opportunity to remind you, now that you're… » 1/03/12 5:40pm 1/03/12 5:40pm

New Ad Campaign Helpfully Reminds You That Not Being Pregnant is Great

The good folks who brought you the "this is your brain on drugs" ad with the egg frying in a pan and the ad with the crying Indian who was actually an Italian have unleashed a new round of ads on the American public. But instead of inducing racial speculation or cravings for McMuffins, this time around, the Ad… » 11/10/11 7:15pm 11/10/11 7:15pm

The Dark Ages: When We Knew Nothing About Our Vaginas

Those of us who had some form of sex ed in school learned the basics: what your period is made of, how fertilization works, how to put a condom on a banana. But there's a lot of ladybusiness that you just don't learn til you're older, from living, talking to people, and (shudder) trial and error. Herewith, a look back… » 10/19/11 4:30pm 10/19/11 4:30pm