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Impossibly Talented Comics Creator Kate Beaton Needs Your Help

Unfortunately, Beaton's current project isn't that fun. She's launched a YouCaring crowdfunding campaign to raise money for her sister, Becky Beaton, who is currently fighting cervical cancer. As we here on this site are passionate about both Beaton's art and women's health, this hits doubly hard.

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The IUD May Help Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer

For many years the IUD has been a very scary thing. A lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea of having birth control that goes inside of their bodies. IUDs are certainly not for everyone, but with a new study discussing how IUDs might help prevent high-risk HPV (this is different from low-risk genital wart HPV) that causes cervical cancer, I thought it best to revisit the IUD from someone who has one.

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Women Sue Trump Administration for Attacks on Birth Control

Five women have come together in order to fight back against the Trump Administration's attacks on Women's Healthcare. Since the Trump administration has decided to roll back protections that require employers to cover birth control among their health benefits. Now, they are able to opt out of coverage by citing religious or moral objections, which could leave countless women without care.

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Yet Another Movie About Underground Abortion Group The Jane Collective Announced, This Time Starring Elisabeth Moss

Coming straight off of her Emmy win for The Handmaid's Tale, Elisabeth Moss (who must have her choice of any number of projects) has signed on to star in Call Jane, about the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation in Chicago, known as the Jane Collective.

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New Trumpcare Bill the Absolute Worst For Women, Just Like Trump’s Entire Presidency, Really

Aaaaand, it just keeps getting worse. The fight against our Republican-led government's insistence on undoing anything having to do with Obama must continue in the face of the latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Selena Gomez Gets Kidney Transplant From Friend Francia Raisa, Taking the Word “Besties” to a Whole New Level

In a time of social media, smart phones, and reality shows, it's amazing that anything, especially in the celebrity realm, stays secret for any length of time. Which is why it was so shocking to find out that singer Selena Gomez had a kidney transplant over the summer that we didn't know about until she made the news public today.

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Things We Saw Today: A Wrenching Comic About Women and the Doctors Who Don’t Listen to Them

Author and artist Aubrey Hirsch recently shared a wrenching comic about her experience with autoimmune disease, titled "Medicine's Women Problem," over at The Nib. 

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Interview: Birthright: A War Story Filmmakers Say “The Issue Is Not Abortion” When It Comes to the Erosion of Women’s Rights

I had the chance to speak with Birthright: A War Story's writer/director/co-Executive producer Civia Tamarkin and its co-Executive producer/writer Luchina Fisher about the film, as well as how the implications of the laws discussed go way beyond abortion.

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Adam Ruins Pregnancy, Reminding Us Not to Get Our Fertility Info From Medieval France

If you can become pregnant, and you even have an inkling that you might want to bring a life into the world (or hell, even if you don't), you've likely been fearmongered to death about your "biological clock" and how your time is running out and how you'll basically just shrivel into a ball and die by the time you hit 35. Did you know that all that accepted "truth" is based on inaccurate information derived from the census records of French women in Medieval times?

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Birthright: A War Story Doc Offers Chilling Glimpse of the Real-Life Handmaid’s Tale We’re Living

There's a reason why watching Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale feels so eerily relevant. It's because we're currently living in a country in which what's depicted on that show or in that novel isn't too far off from what's actually happening in real life. Right now.

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Healthcare Just Got Really Complicated for Transgender Americans

The Department of Justice sent back Section 1557 of the Affordable Health Care Act to be reviewed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Section 1557 offered protection against discrimination for marginalized groups.

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Shonda Rhimes’ Speech at Planned Parenthood Gala Will Inspire You to Fight at Full Speed

"So … we work. I will do my part. I will do champion-y things. As hard as I can. I will CONSCIOUSLY make an effort to do champion-y things. Because what I did before, that was me at half-speed. Me at full speed? Get out of the way, please."

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Looking at Who Gets to Talk When We Talk About Abortion Reveals Some Disturbing Trends

Who is having the public conversation on abortion and what are they getting wrong?

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Feminism Around the World: Having a Period Is Too Expensive for Low-Income Students in the UK

That "Woman Tax" is so real the world over, and women in the UK have had the added fight of dealing with a VAT on menstruation supplies because Parliament considers them "luxury items." Now, in a post-Brexit economy, students from low-income families and neighborhoods are having trouble paying for this most basic of necessities.

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Heroic Lady Politician Proposes Bill That Bans Male Masturbation, Sets “Waiting Time” For Viagra

Texas state representative Jessica Farrar's bill may be satirical, but it is, unfortunately, founded in reality. While her bill—which allows doctors to not prescribe Viagra for "personal, moralistic or religious belief," mandates rectal exams for men seeking vasectomies, and forces these patients to read literature called "A Man's Right to Know"—would never pass, it serves a purpose: all of these ridiculous-seeming restrictions have actually been pressed on women by lawmakers.

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The List of Things GOP Lawmakers Don’t Want to Pay For In the Health Care Repeal Bill Is Beyond Upsetting

Early Thursday morning, after 18 hours of debate, the House Ways & Means Committee voted to approve the Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Trump Tells Planned Parenthood They Can Keep Their Funding If They Stop Providing Abortions

The White House offered an insulting, implausible deal to Planned Parenthood.

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Feminism Around the World: Irish Women Set to Strike If Referendum on Abortion Ban Not Held by March 8th

There's a lot of striking going on these days (probably because there's so much injustice going on that's just begging to be protested). Check out what's happening in Ireland.

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Feminism Around the World: Peruvian Case Prompts UN to Affirm Abortion As A Human Right

So, access to safe and legal abortions is now a human right according to the United Nations.

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Why Does the Women’s March on Washington Keep Adding & Removing Pro-Life Partnerships?

Curiouser and curiouser.

The event aims to represent "people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds." That is a huge undertaking. Some might say impossible.

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