"It probably makes you better at your job," a CEO of an innovative health-care company recently told me. She wasn't talking about my Midwest work ethic (I'm from Missouri). The implication was that because I have OCD, I must be extremely detailed, and being that detailed has helped me succeed as editor-in-chief of Women's Health magazine.
All across this country women are being turned away because hospitals are allowing religion to take precedence over medical standards of care. Today one in six U.S. hospital beds is in a facility that abides by the directives.
When it comes to measuring a woman's health, we often do so with numerical indicators that fit nicely into a medical chart like the numbers that correspond with our age, weight, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.
Serving as a reminder of just how much courts matter, the US Supreme Court ruling in Zubik may make a woman's ability to access birth control dependent on the religious views of her employer. No employers should be allowed to impose their personal religious views on their workers.
Americans will spend $22 billion on Mother's Day this year. $22 billion. That's $258 for each of the 85 million U.S. moms. Why not just give them the money. Even though it won't make a dent in the disparity of income between moms and dads, at least it's something. They deserve it, right?
Use these five simple steps as reminders to commit to your own health during Women's Health Week, the month of May, and even the entire year.
Every single day, in every single moment, we are telling ourselves something. That message is your practice. To be grateful, you must practice gratitude. You must make gratitude your practice.
At first, the idea of inserting a cup into your body might sound, well, less than pleasant. But we asked Dr. Vanessa Cullins, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist and vice president of external medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to shed some light on this not-as-often-used option, and dispel some of the myths.
While Amy Schumer is able to make light of the struggle that many of us go through each month when trying to access birth control, in actuality, it's anything but funny. Trust me, I'm not laughing.
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Women have abortions for many reasons, some of them we may think are good and others if we sit in judgement we may think are less good, but none of us knows what that woman's life is really like. Denny gets a few months in jail for being a serial child molester, while women bear the consequences on the bodies of women for life.
If you aren't getting the results you're looking for, I encourage you to keep fighting. Keep looking, keep an open mind and don't compromise. If you know you can do more, do it. This condition can be managed and you can live a better life.
Menstruation is a profound experience for the female body. It is a shedding and releasing of the potential for life. It is a ritual of detaching from ...
Zealous anti-choice activists who have long been pushed to the side of a movement trying to come across as kinder and gentler have suddenly found themselves welcomed to the Cruz campaign with open arms. Take Troy Newman.
When faced with infertility, you have two choices: You can dwell on the heartbreak, the unfairness, the frustration, the anger, or you can take what's happening to you and choose to learn from it. You can choose to grow into a better person than you were when your journey began.
When I booked in for a mastectomy, I assumed our sex life was over. Even though the surgeon promised his reconstruction job would have me looking better than new, my reservations were almost overwhelming.