So many of us underestimate our pain, because we've been socialized to believe we're making something out of nothing. But aches are often an alarm system that can save our lives.
Whether they're feeling dismissed by doctors, afraid of tests, or generally confused, women are seeking healthcare information online—and it's leading to an epidemic of misinformation, and a new kind of health crisis.
From literature to the legislature to even the medical exam room, men have demonstrated a pernicious, defiant ignorance about female anatomy—and it's destroying our lives.
With her new book, 'The Vagina Bible,' and a forthcoming DAME column, the OB-GYN aims to mainstream comprehensive health and sex education.
Environmentally friendly menstrual products are touted as saving millions of tons of plastic each year. But for disabled people they're often painful, even impossible, to use. Is there a solution?
Women frustrated by conventional medicine’s failures are turning to alternative therapies, with varying results. But if regulated and supported by physicians, an integrated approach could cure our broken system.
Women are habitually mistreated, misdiagnosed, and not even included in medical research. As a booming “wellness” industry lures them with fast cures, many can’t resist the temptation.
A startling pattern of trauma and pregnancy denial incites young women to do the unthinkable. Are we criminalizing women with a rare dissociative disorder?
Lung cancer kills more women than any other—and is being diagnosed in younger women at increasing rates. So where are the ribbons and races for the cure?
Inspiring stories of anorexia or bulimia “recovery” make headlines, but for those struggling with the lifelong disease, the message may cause more harm than good.