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

Anita Perry Accidentally Says Abortion ‘Could Be’ a Woman’s Right

On Sautrday in the big, heat-warped skillet of the state that is Texas, Anita Perry said a true thing about abortion possibly being “a women’s right” that she’ll probably regret for the next few days when she has to watch her husband sulk over his morning cornflakes. Either that, or the GOP is the elaborate trolling… » 9/29/13 2:00pm 9/29/13 2:00pm

Woman Scolded By Doctor For Having A Hickey, Being a Big Slutty Slut

Texas Governor Rick Perry has already solidified his place in the annals of women's history as the has the political equivalent of scheisse porn *don't Google that*. But as frustrating as it is to read about Perry's antics from elsewhere, what Texas women face in Perry's disastrous wake is much, much worse. » 9/17/13 10:30pm 9/17/13 10:30pm

Triumph of the GOP Supervillains: Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Less than a week after the Texas House of Representatives passed an unreasonably onerous bill restricting safe and legal access to abortion, the Texas Senate has followed suit, passing the abortion restrictions by a vote of 19 to 11. In other words, if the Texas abortion debate were a superhero movie, Gov. Rick Perry… » 7/13/13 12:00pm 7/13/13 12:00pm

We're Still Getting Mammograms Despite All the Haters

Back in 2009, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force controversially recommended that women from the ages of 40 to 49 stop getting routine mammograms on the basis of too many false positives, the needless incurring of stress and anxiety, and generally wasteful hospital costs thanks to unnecessary tests and biopsies » 4/20/13 5:30pm 4/20/13 5:30pm

Black Women Twice as Susceptible to PTSD After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

As more women between the ages of 25 to 39 are being diagnosed with breast cancer (gaaaah), researchers are taking additional steps to address the emotional and psychological trauma involved in the diagnosis. After analyzing the interviews of over 1,100 women recently diagnosed, the Journal of the National Cancer… » 3/02/13 4:45pm 3/02/13 4:45pm

Planned Parenthood Begins Shuttering Clinics in Wisconsin

Due to right-wing wingnut Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's 2011 budget eliminations of public funding for Planned Parenthood, the group is suffering financially. Because of this, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced today that they're forced to close four locations in the state — Beaver Dam, Johnson Creek, Chippewa… » 2/18/13 10:45pm 2/18/13 10:45pm

Calcium Supplements May Have Been Shitty For Women This Whole Time

As osteoporosis is far more common in women than men, ladies are often encouraged to consume copious amounts of dairy and dark leafy greens as well as over-the-counter calcium supplements for the recommended daily quota of 1000 mg. However, a massive new Swedish study links an overenthusiastic calcium intake to… » 2/16/13 4:30pm 2/16/13 4:30pm

Meet the Abortion Providers Risking Their Lives for Your Right to Choose

Forty years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled that women had a constitutional right to abortion based on the right to privacy. But — judging from the 30 states that passed 135 new laws restricting access to abortion during the past two years alone — it increasingly seems that privacy has not served the cause. That's… » 1/22/13 11:20am 1/22/13 11:20am

It Only Takes A Little Walking to Diminish Your Risk of Stroke By A…

In a study on the causation and prevention of strokes in both men and women, the Murcia Regional Health Authority in Spain examined 33,000 European citizens from 29 to 69 years of age to monitor for a 12-year follow-up period. In women, as it turns out, briskly walking a minimum of 3 hours a week or more can reduce… » 1/05/13 3:00pm 1/05/13 3:00pm

Britain's New Health Secretary in Favor of Reducing Abortion Cutoff…

Although abortion isn't quite a hot button in the UK as it is stateside, it looks like they're following our shitty example across the pond. Back in March, a fervent anti-abortion group filmed women coming out of a London clinic. The BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) is worried that the increasingly stigmatic… » 10/06/12 6:15pm 10/06/12 6:15pm