health

Women are given the wrong treatment for UTIs nearly half the time. Here’s why.

Women living in rural areas can be particularly impacted

This women-made tool could help get more disabled people vaccinated

States aren’t prioritizing the disabled community, advocates say

A woman gave birth alone in a Kentucky jail. It’s a harrowing example of a bigger problem, experts say.

A lack of standardized medical care for prisoners means incarcerated pregnant women remain vulnerable

The major barriers transgender people can face in updating their IDs

Some states require proof of gender-affirming surgery to update driver’s licenses

Black maternal health is in crisis. Here’s how lawmakers hope the ‘Momnibus’ package will help.

The bills address everything from maternity care for veterans to diversifying the perinatal health workforce

We’ve been hearing a lot about PTSD. Here’s how to recognize and heal from trauma.

From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Evan Rachel Wood, women have been speaking out about trauma

Aetna is expanding coverage for gender-affirming surgeries. Here’s why that’s important.

The major insurance carrier will cover breast augmentation

1 in 10 college women face period poverty, a study shows. Here’s what that means.

Black and Latina women are most likely to report not being able to afford tampons and pads, the research shows

A 9-year-old was pepper-sprayed instead of receiving help. It’s part of the ‘dehumanization of Black girls,’ experts say.

Treating the girl as a threat, rather than a child in crisis, falls into a familiar pattern