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Viewpoints

Doctor-Prescribed Birth Control Isn’t For Everybody — And That’s OK

Hormonal birth control can cause side effects that are intolerable for many women, whether they are sexually active or not. Candis McDow tells her story.

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News Analysis

A Texas Court Ruled Providers Can Discriminate Against Trans People and Those Seeking Abortion Care. Here's What's Next.

When the Trump administration didn't move to finalize its anti-trans, anti-abortion rule on the Affordable Care Act, a Texas judge stepped in to move the needle for it.

From L to R: David Perkins, Dorothy Dempster, Leslie Guinn, Michelle McCallister
Interviews

Advocates Throw a Wrench in the Motor City's HIV Epidemic

HIV rates are going down in Wayne County, home of the city of Detroit. Providers here think a mix of U=U campaigns and rapid-start treatment have helped. But how will the epidemic end here?

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Features

Emergency Contraception: Here's What You Should Know

These three forms of emergency contraception can keep you from becoming pregnant after having unprotected sex, or if your birth control method fails.

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News Analysis

Much Ado About Descovy

While many celebrated the FDA approval of Descovy for PrEP earlier this month, advocates wonder whether it will make biomedical HIV prevention more or less accessible to those most in need.

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Personal Stories

Facing Chronic UTIs as a Black Woman Meant Confronting Generations of Bad Sexual Health Education

Urinary tract infections affect many women, but many black women are not given enough information about their bodies to battle them well.

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Features

Tips for Talking About Sex Toys in a More Honest Way

With mutual respect, support, and honesty, a conversation about toys can help you and your friends think about ways you can each increase your sexual pleasure.

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Features

These Women Are Helping Others Heal From Trauma and Enjoy Sex

Women who work in mental health, engineering, and design, many of whom are survivors, are creating tools to help other survivors heal.

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Personal Stories

How Sex Toys Gave Me Sexual Confidence as a Plus-Size Woman

One woman explores sex toys as a way to allow her to focus on her own pleasure and break free of shame.

Activists Lead Trans March for Visibility in DC credit Stephen Hicks
News

Trans Activists Demonstrate for End to Violence and Discrimination at Landmark National March

The National Trans Visibility March on Washington, D.C. brought thousands to the nation's capital to advocate for trans lives and an end to violence and discrimination.