Sparkly Nail Polish, Katy Perry, and Frozen Eggs: Meet the Woman-Child

The "woman child" is having a real moment. She's an increasingly prominent and powerful breed of pop-culture female who seems to be aging backwards. She's a counterpart to the "man-child" stars of Judd Apatow movies; she would rather rally girlfriends to see The Hunger Games than the more peer-group-appropriate What… » 9/10/12 11:45am 9/10/12 11:45am

A Brief History of Your Period, and Why You Don't Have to Have It

Seattle family planning doctor Deborah Oyer routinely asks new female patients, "How often do you want to have your period? Monthly? Every three months? Or not at all?" Until she asks, some don't know they have a choice. Like every other aspect of reproductive health, menstruation is a fraught topic. A woman who is… » 7/23/12 3:30pm 7/23/12 3:30pm