The Clitoris Has Been Lost to Science for Centuries, but It’s Making a Comeback
Co-published with Scientific American. The vulva has long been ignored in anatomical study. But scientists are making strides in mapping the clitoris and improving sensation for survivors of …
Endometriosis Is Common and Debilitating. Why Do We Know So Little about It?
Co-published with Scientific American. Compared with other diseases with similar economic burdens, research on endometriosis is severely underfunded, in large part because we don’t talk about periods.
Abortion Clinic in North Dakota Relocated to Minnesota to Continue Providing Care
Co-published with Teen Vogue. For the past 20 years, the Red River Women’s Clinic was the state’s only abortion provider.
A Black Mother’s Loss Explains Why U.S. Maternal Health Care Is Broken
Co-published with Scientific American. The U.S. has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates among developed countries. Researchers from North Carolina to the West Coast …
How Medicine’s Fixation on the Sex Binary Harms Intersex People
Co-published with Scientific American. “Normalizing” infants’ and children’s genital appearance to match a sex assigned in early age isn’t medically necessary and can negatively impact quality of …
Traumatic Pregnancies Are Awful. Dobbs Will Make That So Much Worse.
Co-published with The Washington Post. Some pregnancies and births are difficult enough to give mothers PTSD. When a pregnancy is unwanted, the physical and psychological strains will …
Abortion and College Admissions: Roe v. Wade Decision Makes Students Reconsider School Choices
Co-published with Teen Vogue. “I would not consider going to school in a state where abortion is against the law."
Roe and Privacy Rights: The Risk to Birth Control, Gay Marriage, and More
Co-published with Teen Vogue. Conservative justices on the Supreme Court seem open to a larger-scale rollback of civil liberties, Namrata Verghese writes.
NATAL Season 2, Chapter 10: Returning
Co-published with NATAL. We head home for a final good-bye to hear how Anasia, Ciara, Erick, Shayla and more are building new legacies exactly where they are.
NATAL Season 2, Interlude: The Sisterhood
Co-published with NATAL. Alabama Birth Collective founding member, Nadia Gramby, on the sisterhood of birthwork.
“Women afraid of dying while / they are trying to find their life.” Poetry of Abortion by Alissa Quart
Co-published with Literary Hub. Katha Pollitt introduces “Clinic,” a documentary poem by Alissa Quart.
NATAL Season 2, Chapter 9: Metamorphosis
Co-published with NATAL. The parents adjust to life postpartum and the powerful transformations they've undergone.