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My second childbirth experience was better than the first. Here’s why.

My doula made sure my medical team included me in decisions and treated me with compassion

For breast cancer survivors, sexual intimacy can be challenging

Knowing what to expect sexually during and after a diagnosis is important, but often overlooked

Human trafficking is a threat to human rights and international stability

Governments ought to prioritize the investigation of the sophisticated criminal and extremist networks that perpetrate this crime

Lily Lines: How monogamy can ‘mess with female passion’

Plus, the airlines introducing a non-binary gender option

She made history by stepping foot inside a holy Indian temple. Her family locked her out of the house.

All but one of her five siblings stopped speaking to her. Police now shadow her for her protection.

‘Lorena’ peels back the layers of an over-sensationalized story, but some episodes still fall flat

The four-episode documentary series rehashes the Bobbitt case

This line from Lady Gaga about being single helped me finish my first book

Women have often labored for their partners at the expense of their own creativity

‘Roma’s’ Yalitza Aparicio wanted to be a teacher. Now she’s an Oscar nominee.

Aparicio is the first indigenous Mexican woman to receive a nod for best actress

Dads are happier than moms. Why?

Fathers experience more well-being from parenting than mothers do, a new study shows

Mo’Nique stands by her truth at all costs

Even though she’s gotten less work and more criticism, the Queen of Comedy won’t stop calling people out

Jill Biden has never wanted to be a political figure, but Joe can’t win the White House without her

‘If anyone can make the case for him, she’s going to be the one who can do it’

Newly surfaced VHS tape allegedly featuring R. Kelly is turned over to authorities by Michael Avenatti

The tape could reportedly lead to an indictment soon

Why did the first U.S. uterine transplant fail?

This case illustrates what critics say is a lack of public accountability in the U.S. transplant system

Breast surgeons say all breast cancer patients should be offered genetic testing. Oncologists aren’t so sure.

The breast surgeons’ recommendation got mixed reviews from oncologists and surgeons

Meet Madeline Stuart, one of Australia’s fashion models — who also has Down syndrome

Stuart is in demand at events worldwide, including New York Fashion Week

How caring for my dying father helped me embrace the monotony of parenting

Suddenly, the emotional stakes of caring for my son seemed much lighter

Early 2000s icons, like Avril Lavigne, are making new music. Here’s what they gave me in girlhood.

I saw myself — a young brown girl living in suburbia — in Lavigne, Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton