women's health

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

7 Surprising Red Flags You Need To See A Dermatologist

Most of us know to go see a dermatologist when we have persistent acne or a suspicious looking mole, but we experience plenty of skin changes all the time, and it's not always obvious when they could be serious. It's important to be aware of when to …
By Carina Wolff

13 Interesting Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Pap Smears

Most of us have heard the term "Pap smear" and know that we should be getting them, but beyond that, what constitutes a Pap, why we need to get them, and for some women, what happens when you get a Pap smear remains vague and unclear. However, to mak…
By Carina Wolff

Women Are More Likely To Die Of These 7 Diseases Than Men

Although it is hard to predict which illnesses can and will affect certain people, especially going by gender alone, some research has found that women may have their own set of health issues compared to men, and as a result, some diseases can affect…
By Carina Wolff

A Doctor Claimed Period Cramps Are As Painful As Heart Attacks & Twitter Has A LOT To Say

Anyone who has ever suffered through intense menstrual pain can tell you that it’s no laughing matter — and yet, period-havers across the globe have continually dealt with being told that their cramps are not actually that bad or all in their heads (…
By Lucia Peters

Yes, You Can Get A Menstrual Cup Stuck — Here's What You Need To Know

Remember that Sex and the City episode where Carrie gets her diaphragm stuck in her vagina and Samantha has to help her get it out? Well, this can happen with other things too. If you've ever wondered: Can you get a menstrual cup stuck? The answer is…
By Brandi Neal

8 Kinds Of Bumps Every Woman Should Look Out For, According To OB/GYNs

Finding a bump near your vaginal area can quickly send you into a panic, but not every issue down there is cause for alarm. Bumps can be anything from a pimple to a skin infection, so to keep yourself calm, it's good to know what kind of pubic area b…
By Carina Wolff

I Tried To Stop Sleeping With My Phone Near Me & It Was A Total Disaster

I know that I should probably use my cell phone less, but I know it in the same way that I know that I should drink more water and exfoliate more often. I am always on my phone — I'd love to say that it's work-related, but that isn't true. I struggle…
By Ayana Lage

This Is How 4 Women Decided To Become OB/GYNs

Many women will, at some point in their lives, consult an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) or reproductive specialist, for everything from well-women visits, to getting contraceptives, to fertility aid. But the women behind this profession didn't j…
By JR Thorpe

7 Surprising Alternatives To Tampons That Actually Work

Although tampons tend to be one of the more common period products women use, many women are in search of alternative options, whether it be because they cost too much, they don't want to use plastic, or they're concerned about the environment. Lucki…
By Carina Wolff

7 Times It's OK To Say No, Even Though It Feels Weird

If you're notoriously bad at saying no, you are certainly not alone. So many people find the word awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes even damn near impossible to say. And yet, there are several instances when it's more than OK to say no, even thou…
By Carolyn Steber

This Is The Weird Way Your Period Affects How You Sweat

Menstrual cycles, as we all know, can be difficult and occasionally rather annoying — but they're also a fascinating biological phenomenon that affects different parts of our bodies in ways we're still discovering. If you've ever felt like your perio…
By JR Thorpe

11 Signs You Might Have PCOS And Not Even Know It

As is the case with many health concerns, how to know if you polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be difficult to tell on your own, unless you know exactly what to look for. And even then, signs of this hormonal and reproductive disorder can be easy …
By Carolyn Steber

Jessica Biel Gets Ridiculously Personal About Sexual Health In This New PSA — VIDEO

Jessica Biel and Chelsea Handler are getting up close and personal with their bodies for a good cause. In "Look See," a hilarious new short, Biel and Handler finally answer the question "What is a vulva?" and encourage women everywhere to become more…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

9 Little-Known Holistic Anxiety Hacks That Therapists Swear By

Anyone who suffers from anxiety knows that there's tons of the same advice out there telling people to breath deeply, meditate, or write your worries down. However, if the same old advice isn't working for you, you might want to try out some more lit…
By Carina Wolff

11 Unexpected Things That Affect Your Health, According To OB/GYNs

Although most of us know our vaginal health is important, we may not spend as much time thinking about it as we do other aspects of our bodies. It's clear that habits like sexual activity and hygiene habits can have an impact, but there are a number …
By Carina Wolff