women's health

7 Unexpected Things That Will Happen When You Take Up Yoga

Yoga has been around for thousands of years but it's only in recent times that its true benefits have been uncovered. One of the only forms of exercise that places equal emphasis on the body and mind, just one session can leave you feeling relaxed an…
By Lauren Sharkey

Smoothie King Just Launched A Prenatal Smoothie — Here's What's In It

Are you pregnant? Are you thinking about trying to become pregnant? Good news: You can now get your daily dose of prenatal vitamins in the form of a delicious prenatal smoothie. The Premama Smoothie from Smoothie King is the result of a partnership b…
By Lucia Peters

7 Unexpected Signs Of IBS All Women Should Look Out For

Most of us have heard the phrase "IBS" before, but many people don't know exactly what it means. Because the term is so vague, many people don't even realize they have the condition, but it's important to be aware of some of the more unexpected signs…
By Carina Wolff

This Northern Ireland Abortion Law Update Could Mean The Tides Are Slowly Turning

Northern Ireland's near-total ban on abortion isn't going anywhere — for now. On Thursday, the United Kingdom's Supreme Court rejected an attempt to overturn Northern Ireland's abortion law, which prohibits the procedure in all instances except when …
By Seth Millstein

9 Effective Treatments To Get Rid Of Hormonal Acne And Prevent Painful Breakouts

If you suffer from hormonal acne, just leaving the house can feel like a challenge. We live in a time where skin acceptance is more widely discussed, but even then, showing off red painful blemishes isn't my ideal way to start the day. In fact, many …
By Lauren Sharkey

How The Supreme Court's Arkansas Abortion Law Decision Is Already Making Women Suffer

A recent Supreme Court decision is already wreaking havoc on women's reproductive health in Arkansas. SCOTUS refused to accept Planned Parenthood's challenge to the red state's ban on abortion-inducing medication on Tuesday, and already, Planned Pare…
By Mehreen Kasana

How This Woman's Horrific Death Forced Ireland To Reckon With Its Dangerous Abortion Laws

Abortion is illegal at the constitutional level in Ireland, but that may not be the case for much longer. Irish citizens are casting their votes Friday on a nationwide referendum to repeal the country's abortion ban, and as the results trickle in, it…
By Seth Millstein

A GOP Candidate Filmed Herself Harassing A Trans Woman In The Bathroom & Posted It Online

On Tuesday, Republican congressional candidate Jazmina Saavedra harassed a trans woman in the bathroom at a Los Angeles Denny's and shared a video of it online. Saavedra, who's running to represent California’s 44th congressional district, livestream…
By Seth Millstein

Here's How Trump's Title X Changes Could Devastate Planned Parenthood

The Trump administration sharpening its aim at Planned Parenthood, and health care advocates are scrambling. An announcement about changes to Title X funding is expected to come Friday, in a move that will effectively defund one of the country's larg…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim Szu-Hwei

Ireland's Abortion Vote Could Save Women's Lives — Here's Why It's Still So Up In The Air

Ireland is wrestling with a particularly polarizing issue on women's reproductive health care. With only a few days left before it holds its final referendum on repealing its near-total ban on abortion, how Ireland's abortion vote will turn out is co…
By Mehreen Kasana

Iowa's New Abortion Ban Is So Extreme That Its Own Attorney General Won't Stand By It

Iowa's new, extreme anti-abortion law has sparked national controversy — and its already led to a lawsuit. On Tuesday, CNN reported that the state's attorney general said he won't defendIowa's anti-abortion law in court, which bans abortion once a fe…
By Mehreen Kasana

Ireland's Abortion Vote May Be Flooded With Bots & Fake Ads — Just Like The 2016 Election

On May 25, the nation of Ireland will be voting on a historic referendum on whether or not to repeal the country's constitutional amendment outlawing abortion. But now, as MarketWatch detailed, some supporters of Ireland's upcoming abortion referendu…
By Chris Tognotti

Iowa's Governor Just Signed The Country's Most Draconian Abortion Ban Into Law

On Friday, the governor of Iowa signed the most restrictive abortion law in the country. The so-called "fetal heartbeat" legislation will effectively ban abortions at six weeks into a pregnancy, making it by far the most draconian abortion law on the…
By Seth Millstein

This Clinic In Kenya Already Lost $2 Million In Funding Thanks To Trump's Global Gag Rule

In an interview with NPR on Wednesday, Kenyan reproductive health nurse Melvine Ouyo described how Donald Trump's Global Gag Rule on abortion has harmed Kenya's oldest reproductive and sexual health clinic after it refused to follow the policy. The p…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump May Slash Planned Parenthood's Title X Funding — Here's Why It Would Be Devastating

One of Donald Trump's key campaign promises was to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the country's biggest reproductive health care providers in the country. Over a year into his presidency, many Republicans and other abortion opponents are demanding…
By Monica Busch

How To Tell If Your Headache Is Actually A Menstrual Migraine

Migraines have been my burden to bear since I was 6. Weather, certain scents, stress, and lack of sleep are all migraine triggers for me. Recently, I've also started to get menstrual migraines. Same? Then you're going to want to learn how to help rel…
By Brandi Neal

Why This Woman Trump Picked As Federal Judge Is Making Abortion Rights Groups So Worried

One of President Trump's judicial nominees has sparked loads of controversy, and she hasn't even had her confirmation hearing yet. Who is Wendy Vitter, the potential federal court judge who Planned Parenthood called "patently unfit for a lifetime fed…
By Seth Millstein

What It’s Like To Manage A Chronic Illness When You Work On Live TV

Imagine experiencing intense pain, migraines, cramping, and bloating, and then going directly on camera to interview famous sports stars like Ronda Rousey, or lead impassioned debates about March Madness. Molly Qerim, host of ESPN’s weekday morning t…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

9 Period Products You’d Never Expect To Make Your Cycle Better

Menstruation is a big deal. It costs people with uteruses a lot of money; it's estimated that over a menstruator's lifetime, their period will cost them $1,600 —provided they only buy tampons, and that those tampons' price never fluctuates. And that'…
By JR Thorpe

11 Healthy Daily Habits That Are More Effective To Do At Night Vs. In The Morning

By the end of the day, we are often tired and might not feel like going out of our way to engage in all that good old self-care. However, there are a number of healthy habits before bed that can have more benefits when done at night rather than done …
By Carina Wolff