Women's Health

  • Film

    April 30, 2014
  • Film

    July 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    The Sickest Remarks Being Made About Angelina's Double Mastectomy

    Yesterday, Angelina Jolie revealed that she'd had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure against a family history of breast cancer, amidst worldwide kudos and admiration. But on Facebook and other places, some were not convinced. "Her breasts were sagging," said one ex "friend" of mine, "so s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Angela Lansbury Sensually Bumps Her Pelvis

    I think of Angela Lansbury as a lot of things--talented, charming, accomplished--but wildly sexual is not usually one of them. But below, thanks to the kids at All That Chat, are the highlights from an '80s video she did to promote sexuality after menopause. It was sort of the original Hope Spring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Could You Live With Ann Romney As First Lady?

    I know Mitt's a total joke, but how about the wife? Would she make the experience of a Republican White House any easier to swallow? Well, here are some wiki-facts about her--some inspiring, some not--to help you decide: The Mormon missionary rules allowed her only two brief visits with Mitt and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Rick Santorum Opposes Prenatal Testing, Women

    ​Rick Santorum doesn't think that insurance companies should have to pay for a simple diagnostic test that determines whether a baby will be born sick or severely disabled. Santorum, who is so anti-abortion that he would make his own daughter carry a rape-baby to term, thinks that amniocente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Shoot! Gunslingers Raise Money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure With Assault Rifles (UPDATE)

    Yesterday, Runnin' Scared brought you news of a pink gun -- marketed as a fundraising partnership with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation -- on sale for 429 bucks at a Seattle Firearms dealer. Late in the afternoon, a Komen spokeswoman told reporters that the breast cancer advocacy group h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Women Have Finally Discovered Booze

    ​Back in the old days, before gender equality and such things, women who drank excessively were considered untoward, ill sots, the kind you wouldn't bring home to your mother, who only had a small sip of sherry when feeling poorly and then spat it out immediately. But today, the world has embr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Women Dying For Mammograms

    ​Audit: Women might die waiting for their mammograms City Controller John C. Liu said that hundreds of New York's women will face dangerous waits for mammograms, according to the Spanish-language daily. Liu's announcement is the result of an internal audit of nine Health and Hospitals Corpo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Oral Sex Is Causing Cancer. But, Wait, There's a Bright Side.

    Not so cute in reality.​Scientists, who clearly do not want us to be happy, are again reminding us of a link between oral sex and BAD THINGS. This time, cancer. There's "strong evidence" linking oral sex to cancer, scientists have said, yet again. In fact, in the U.S., oral sex has surpassed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Orgasm Inc. Director Liz Canner Talks About Her New Film, Decriminalizing Clit Classes

    ​Stress abounds in the life of a documentary filmmaker, especially when the work involves gritty subjects like police brutality, globalization in Nicaragua, and the 1992 L.A. riots. Award winning director Liz Canner is proud to call those documentaries her own, but when the topics left her ree ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011


    Pam Murphy kicks cancer where it hurts

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    KFC's Pink Bucket Campaign: A Breast for a Breast?

    Your fried chicken, pinkwashed to perfection.​Practically in the same breath as launching its Double Down Sandwich stunt, KFC debuted its Buckets for the Cure campaign, which promises to donate 50 cents from every pink bucket sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Since April 5, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Q&A: Marisa Acocella Marchetto on Cancer Vixen, Her Fund, and FREE Mammograms This Friday

    ​ The Cancer Vixen herself. Photo by Jeremy Balderston. When graphic novelist Marisa Acocella Marchetto was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she didn't have health insurance. But she had supportive friends and doctors, a good strong will -- and a creative outlet that also helped get her ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2007

    Plastic Surgeon to the Scars

    Brad Jacobs went from shaping Playboy bunnies to defending himself against charges of butchery

  • News

    June 12, 2007

    Shots in the Dark

    New worries about HPV vaccine for kids—other than foes' warnings of promiscuity

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    The Case for Plan B

    Things haven't looked good for women's reproductive rights these days. Not with the abortion ban in South Dakota. Not with the pro-life pharmacy movement nationwide. About the only momentum in favor of choice is a lawsuit pending against the Food and Drug Administration over the morning-after pill, ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 13, 2006
  • People

    December 6, 2005

    A Hypochondriac's Dream

    Coming soon—a home cancer-screening device

  • News

    November 22, 2005

    If the Morning After Never Comes

    The Bush administration is set to keep emergency contraception out of reach

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    FDA Chokes on Morning-After Pill

    Excerpts from the GAO's 62-page report

  • People

    October 11, 2005


    Affordable health care and services for women

  • People

    October 11, 2005

    Chances Are

    The link between breast cancer and genetics

  • People

    October 11, 2005

    The End to Endometriosis

    A chronic disease that afflicts young women

  • News

    September 6, 2005

    Trust Me, Baby

    Bush White House snookers Clinton on morning-after pill

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    Tits for Tat?

    Bush's FDA moves forward on approving silicone breast implants but still stalls on emergency contraception

  • Art

    July 26, 2005

    Body Politics

    The wheel world: Is disability studies academia's next frontier?

  • Art

    April 5, 2005

    Head Case

    In theory and practice, psychoanalysis flourishes in academia

  • Art

    April 5, 2005

    Dr. Strangeglove

    Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Do Breast and Pelvic Exams

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    The President vs. the Pill

    New ad campaign targets Bush record on birth control

  • News

    December 2, 2003

    Period Peace

    Women Get Their Revolution in Birth Control—Sort Of

  • News

    February 18, 2003

    NYC's Forsaken Future

    An Alarming Report on the State of New York's Women of Color

  • Specials

    July 30, 2002
  • News

    July 16, 2002

    Hormonal Outrage

    The Menopause Industry's Marginalized Critics Are Finally Proven Right

  • News

    April 9, 2002

    Still No Pill Bill

    Birth Control Coverage Snagged as Legislators Fight Over Cancer Screenings

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Spin Doctor

    Grim Diagnosis for Times Science Scribe

  • News

    April 3, 2001

    No Rx Required

    The Fight to Make Morning-After Pills Available Over the Counter

  • News

    January 30, 2001

    Reading Between the Lines

    How Ashcroft Could Make an End Run Around Roe v. Wade

  • News

    October 17, 2000

    'Mujeres' Power

    Tackling Cultural Taboos About Breast Cancer

  • News

    October 10, 2000

    Genetic Sleuthing

    Researchers Seek African American Women for Breast Cancer Study

  • News

    September 19, 2000

    Saving Babies

    Fighting to Reduce Infant Mortality Among Immigrants and African Americans

  • News

    August 29, 2000

    The Best-Kept Secret

    Misinformation and Moral Issues Limit Access to 'Morning After Pills'

  • News

    February 15, 2000
  • News

    November 30, 1999
  • Specials

    November 16, 1999
  • News

    November 2, 1999


    An Old Virus Becomes a New Argument for Abstinence

  • News

    October 12, 1999

    Rise of the Vaccine Nation

    'The New Yorker' Joins the Campaign for a Disease-Free America

  • Columns

    August 17, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Anyone can be Madonna and Madonna is in everyone: Maddy impersonator Queerdonna.

  • News

    March 16, 1999

    Health Care Customs

    Out-of-network costs leave the insured in a hole

  • News

    December 1, 1998

    Repro Man

    Did a Park Avenue doc defraud insurers by playing Robin Hood to infertility patients?

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