Until we learn to truly trust the people giving birth to know what’s best for themselves and their babies, we will continue to spend more healthcare dollars per person than any other country—while killing and traumatizing increasing numbers of parents with our ignorance.
People facing down medical sexism can’t overcome their career obstacles by “leaning in.”
After nine months of misogynistic language from doctors and nurses, it’s easy to forget that you’re the decision-maker about your own body.
Building awareness of the disparities black women face in pregnancy is a start—but providers also need to acknowledge our own biases.
We need to start calling obstetric violence what it is.
When profit-maximizing “pharma bros” hike up the price of drugs, they are disproportionately harming women.
My personal journey through the transition we dare not discuss compels me to break the silence around menopause.
Is this an essay about health and feminism? Yes and no.
Over 15,000 women are protesting Summer’s Eve—claiming its products promote manipulative marketing, include toxic products and have poor ingredient disclosure.
The only thing more startling about rising uterine fibroid (UF) diagnosis rates—1 in 3 women will experience UF in their lifetime—may be the global silence about this women’s health crisis. Sateria Venable founded The Fibroid Foundation to break that silence.