women's health

Your False Nails Could Be Causing These Unpleasant Reactions Without You Even Realising

Mix celebrities with social media and you end up with some wild and wacky beauty trends. A lot of these in recent months have revolved around nails; acrylics, gels, you name it. A quick trip to a salon and you can end up with jelly-like talons or…
By Lauren Sharkey

I Wore A Tight Ponytail For A Week & FYI, I Will NOT Be Trying It Again

Throwing your hair up is one of the easiest ways to create a put-together look. And with celebrities like Beyoncé perfecting the high and tight pony, it was inevitable that this particular look would become the style to emulate. But you've probably…
By Lauren Sharkey

7 Hacks For Balancing Your Hormones During Your Period

Many women don't enjoy some of the symptoms that come with menstruation. After all, they usually include moodiness, breakouts, and cramps. Our bodies experience a natural shift of hormones during this time which can cause these symptoms, but there…
By Carina Wolff

What To Know About This Utah Senator's Abortion Views, 'Cuz He May Be Trump's SCOTUS Pick

When Anthony Kennedy announced his impending retirement from the Supreme Court in June, supporters of abortion rights feared that his eventual replacement might give anti-abortion activists the vote they need to overturn Roe v. Wade. Reports that…
By Seth Millstein

5 Surprising Things OB/GYNs Warn Not To Do When Traveling

When you're on vacation, you're likely spending more time thinking about preventing jet lag or avoiding catching a cold rather than focus on how you can look after your health. However, you might want to add protecting your sexual health to your…
By Carina Wolff

If You're Considering Getting The Coil, Here's What You Need To Know ASAP

While many people have heard of the coil, knowing how it actually works is another matter. Here I'm going to dig into the most important questions. So firstly, what is it, and secondly, how effective is the coil? There are two key types of the…
By Charlotte Pasha

8 Things I Wish I'd Known About Chronic Badder Inflammation

As a writer who covers women's health, I've spent the past three years reading about all sorts of health issues common among women, from endometriosis to PCOS to vulvodynia. Yet somehow, I hadn't heard of interstitial cystitis (IC) — chronic bladder…
By Suzannah Weiss

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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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,…
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…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

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…
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…
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…
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…
By Seth Millstein