Archive | womens health

There Is Still No “Safe” Amount of Alcohol You Can Drink in Pregnancy

This week’s study on alcohol in pregnancy got spun both ways: light drinking is totally safe according to some some news stories, a definite no-no in others. Sorry, but this one’s a buzzkill. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Tool Shows How Far You Would Have to Drive to Reach Your Nearest Abortion Clinic

You can get the rest of your health care at any hospital or clinic in town, but a variety of laws and issues mean abortion care is much harder to access. The Pudding has a new tool that shows just how far away you would have to go, depending on where you are in your […]

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Perhaps You Need a Frozen Condom to Soothe Post-Delivery Vaginal Trauma

Childbirth injuries are no fun. For one, these are our tenderest bits we’re talking about here, places we generally want to be treated with kindness and respect. But what do hefty little babies know about kindness and respect? Not much. They’re coming out, by hook or by crook, and it can feel like they actually […]

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One of the Cheapest Birth Control Delivery Services Is Expanding

Birth control delivery service Nurx now has an iPhone app and operates in 13 states plus DC, with plans to expand to 20 more in the near future. They have the lowest out-of-pocket cost of all our favorites, since they take insurance and don’t require a doctor visit. Sticker prices of the medications are hidden […]

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How to Get Paid to Donate Your Eggs

Flyers advertising egg donation litter community boards at college campuses. “Make up to $8,000 while helping others” is a typical promise. But even though egg donation pays well and doesn’t require any experience (youth is actually a plus), the decision isn’t that easy. Your health and fertility may be at risk, the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I Went on a Quest for Legit Health Tips at Gwyneth’s Goop Summit

Gwyneth Paltrow used to be best known as an actress, but in the last decade she’s built an even bigger reputation as a health guru. Her newsletter venture, Goop, peddles an enviable lifestyle—travel, fashion, anything that looks gorgeous in photographs—but with a central message of living a clean, healthy life.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Went on a Quest for Legit Health Tips at Gwyneth’s Goop Summit

Gwyneth Paltrow used to be best known as an actress, but in the last decade she’s built an even bigger reputation as a health guru. Her newsletter venture, Goop, peddles an enviable lifestyle—travel, fashion, anything that looks gorgeous in photographs—but with a central message of living a clean, healthy life.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Get Ready for $1,000 IUDs and $1,600 Colonoscopies Under Trumpcare

We’ve been living high on the hog these last few years: getting mammograms and colonoscopies whenever we need them, vaccinating ourselves against cancer-causing viruses for free, preventing unwanted babies from showing up in our wombs without having to spend our rent money to do so. But those days might be over soon,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Clue, The Period App, Will Now Track Your Birth Control Pills 

Clue, one of the best period tracking apps out there, just added a new feature: you can now keep track of whether you’ve taken your birth control pills, and Clue will tell you what to do if you missed a dose.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Is How Much Vaginal Discharge is Normal

It’s totally normal to have vaginal discharge, a sort of whitish fluid, showing up in your underwear (if you are a person who has a vagina). But if you’re seeing a lot of it, you may wonder, how much is okay? In this video, gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter demonstrates.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Which Period Tracker Is Best for You?

There are so many different period tracking apps because there are so many different reasons to use one: maybe you want to watch out for fertile days so you can get pregnant, or maybe you want to track your moods and symptoms every day so you can figure out if you get headaches or feel […]

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What Do You Wish You Had Learned in Sex Ed?

When you were just beginning to be aware of your own sexuality, you probably got very little in the way of reliable information: maybe just a filmstrip acknowledging that you would grow hair in new places and that this has something to do with how babies are made. Most of the important stuff, you had […]

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What to Do If Abortion Pills Magically Appear in Your Mailbox

We know, you would never order drugs illegally over the internet, or have your friend bring them back from vacation. But just in case you somehow ended up with the pills that can induce an abortion, and you just happen to have an unwanted pregnancy, it might be handy to know a few things.Read more… […]

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Wellness, Womanhood, and the West: How Goop Profits From Endless Illness

Since Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop launched in 2008, the site has earned its reputation as the internet’s kooky rich aunt. From detoxes to cleanses; vitamins to clean food; vaginal eggs to vaginal steaming and recurring features by a self-described “Medical Medium” (a man who diagnoses disease via spirit guidance), Goop has…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Pregnancy Doesn’t Make You a Better Athlete–It Might Make Exercise Harder

Serena Williams may have been pregnant when she won the Australian Open, so the New Scientist asked whether her pregnancy may have helped—as if her previous 38 major titles were flukes. But this is a myth that’s been floating around for a while, so let’s talk about what pregnancy really does to an athlete’s body.

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