health

Hormonal birth control can be a struggle. Could this new gel be a ‘game changer’?

The gel protects against pregnancy for one hour and is applied right before intercourse

Teens don’t always get sex ed at school. TikTokers are stepping in.

The platform is filling an education gap. But like anything else, it has its limitations

A generation changed

A package from the editors of The Lily examining the effects of the pandemic on women and nonbinary people

He threatened her with a knife. Then the pandemic trapped them inside together.

Domestic violence reports got ‘much more severe’ during the coronavirus

Why burnout won’t go away, even as life returns to ‘normal’

‘It turns out everything has been overwhelming. And there’s no shaking it.’

America expected a pandemic baby boom. It got an egg-freezing one instead.

It’s ‘given me the gift of time,’ said one woman

Minnesota will be the first state to stop separating incarcerated moms and newborns

As it stands now, after two or three days in the hospital, the baby goes on to a new caregiver

Biden omitted an abortion restriction from his budget. Women of color are to thank, activists say.

The Hyde Amendment bars Medicaid from covering the cost of abortion in most cases

The Hyde Amendment and abortion: Why it’s in the news and what you need to know

Here’s more on the history of the amendment, what it does, and what activists on both sides have to say about it

These grieving mothers donated breast milk after loss: ‘I still had a purpose’

For these women, expressing milk brought joy in a time of pain