Tampons Could Be Used To Screen For Endometrial Cancer 

According to a new study, scientists have found that it's possible to detect tumor DNA from endometerial cancer using good old-fashioned tampons. Currently there is no effective (or easy) way to screen for the disease. Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer and currently accounts for six percent of… » 3/28/15 2:30pm Saturday 2:30pm

New Walgreens App Helps Ladies Manage Their Periods and Whore Pills

Welcome to the Internet of Your Ovaries—it's like the Internet of Things but with birth control. Walgreens pharmacy has partnered with a company called Glow to refill your birth control from your smart phone and yes, the robots are coming for us—with tampons, hopefully. » 1/30/15 2:10pm 1/30/15 2:10pm

Don't Pee Before Sex Unless You Want A UTI

We spent my second-to-last night in London in his flat listening to old bands and piping. And then we did the same thing on my last night. I started daydreaming about our future life together the second I kissed him goodbye. Through customs. Through boarding. Through the first round of drinks from the cart. It got so… » 1/24/15 3:45pm 1/24/15 3:45pm

When Tight Becomes Too Tight: A Helpful Primer on Vaginismus 

A pretty lady appeared on my television screen, talking about "your honey." I was momentarily confused. Was this some sort of new ad for organic honey? Was it about beekeeping? » 1/23/15 12:30pm 1/23/15 12:30pm

El Salvadoran Woman Denied Pardon in 30-Year Sentence for Miscarriage

An El Salvadoran woman known as "Guadalupe" currently serving a 30-year sentence for a 2007 miscarriage has been denied a pardon. Guadalupe—who was convicted of murdering her unborn baby—was expected to be cleared on Friday by the El Salvadoran Congress. But after a nail biting 43-42 vote, her release was denied. » 1/17/15 6:15pm 1/17/15 6:15pm

Ebola Is Temporarily Halting Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone

The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa has one slim silver lining: it's temporarily putting a stop to the female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, where the procedure is traditionally performed on most pre-pubescent girls. Bloomberg reports that many FGM practitioners are refusing to do the procedure, because… » 1/14/15 4:20pm 1/14/15 4:20pm

The Vaginal Infection That Lasted for a Year (It Was Ureaplasma)

The vagina is a place where gross things sometimes happen, which creates a conversational catch-22: If these things were less gross, we'd talk about them more often; the less we talk about them, the grosser everything tends to get. » 12/05/14 2:10pm 12/05/14 2:10pm

Watch a Video on the History of a Girl's Best Friend: the Tampon

Time for your Friday history lesson! And it involves our bloody old friend, the tampon, those soft bundles of cotton we stuff in our vaginas every so often. Exactly how did women handle their roughly-monthly cycle back in the day? » 10/31/14 9:50am 10/31/14 9:50am

Natasha Lyonne and More Very Cool People Really Want You to Vote

Joan Jett! Tracee Ellis Ross! Carrie Brownstein! A dancing ovary puppet! Everyone you ever thought was cool got together and remixed "Bad Reputation" to help you vote in next week's midterm elections on Nov. 4th. Why? The War on Women rages on and Republicans are trying to stop The Ladies from voting because we … » 10/28/14 6:10pm 10/28/14 6:10pm

How to Build a Breast Pump That Doesn't Suck

On Sunday afternoon 10 harried but happy teams of hackers shared their inventions in Shark Tank-style five-minute presentations. The goal? To reinvent a clunky necessity of modern parenting: the breast pump. » 9/23/14 3:30pm 9/23/14 3:30pm

'History's Worst Contraceptives' Will Make Your Vagina Wince

Listen to a cheerful but calm women explain Britishly just how desperate women have been to not get pregnant over the course of history. Listen and then go gently caress your advanced 21st century western medicine contraceptives with the adoration of a forest animal bathing its newborn infant. » 9/22/14 6:30pm 9/22/14 6:30pm

Why Do Men Want to Be OB-GYNs? A Few Doctors Weighed In.

Have you ever wondered why men become gynecologists? What prompts guys like Danny Castellano of The Mindy Project or Bill Masters on Masters of Sex to take up a speculum and go to work? Well, someone investigated and it got pretty ... interesting. » 9/17/14 4:00pm 9/17/14 4:00pm

What Are the Real Odds That Your Birth Control Will Fail?

Contraceptives fail a lot more often than you may have realized. Those failure rate statistics that you see are actually a bit misleading — they are for failure rates in a given year. Over time, the risk of failure is compounded. » 9/17/14 11:53am 9/17/14 11:53am

Beyoncé and Kaley Cuoco Fall Victim to the Denim-on-Denim Trend

First Katie Holmes wore double denim on Glamour; then Zoe Saldana wore denim² on Marie Claire. Now Beyoncé's Instagrammed a shot of herself in a denim top and skirt, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is in denim-on-denim in the new issue of Women's Health. It's a cruel summer? » 8/06/14 12:30pm 8/06/14 12:30pm

Woman Suffers Painful Clitoral Erection That Lasts FIVE DAYS

Thanks to an antidepressant, a woman in the U.K. suffered a week-long clitoral erection. Not fun. She could barely stand on her own two feet, ladies, it was that painful. » 2/25/14 1:45pm 2/25/14 1:45pm

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

Texas Will Keep a Dead Woman on Life Support Just to Incubate Her Fetus

Just in case you still haven't reached your frustration quota of awful abortion-related tales from the Lone Star State, here's one that should make you facepalm so hard the NFL will require you to complete a battery of concussion tests: a pregnant woman from Tarrant County, Texas who suffered a pulmonary embolism the… » 1/05/14 12:00pm 1/05/14 12:00pm

A Million Pink Ribbons Have Done Nothing for Black Women

Pink crap-drunk America was busy Racing For The Cure for the last 30 years, one race has been left behind in the fight against breast cancer: black women. In 2013, black women are still twice as likely to die from the disease than their white counterparts. Twice. As. Likely. That's a fucking disgrace. » 12/20/13 5:45pm 12/20/13 5:45pm

How the Government Shutdown Will Crap All Over You

Last night, after what seems like years of cheesy prop and sign-aided grandstanding, Congress failed to reach an agreement on how to fund the government and they shut that whole thing down (aside: imagine if Todd Akin were a Senator. LOL). But this GOP temper tantrum isn't all all humorously dramatic pandacam… » 10/01/13 1:00pm 10/01/13 1:00pm