FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first
Jumana Nagarwala could face life in jail if convicted of mutilating young girls over more than a decade.
Female politician proposes law to fine men $100 for masturbating as 'act against an unborn child'
A Texas politician has filed legislation that would see men fined $100 (£82) for masturbating unless they are doing it in a sanctioned session at a hospital or clinic. Jessica Farrar, a Democrat, crea...
Birth Control Could Raise Depression Risk
If you’ve ever thought that your birth control might be messing with your mood, you may be right: The pill and other types of hormonal contraception may increase the risk of depression, suggests a Dan...
Women Without Tonsils Or Appendix May Be More Fertile
A new 15-year study has found that women who had their tonsils or appendix removed are more likely to get pregnant, and sooner, than the rest of the population.
A Healthy Lifestyle May Help Lower Genetic Breast Cancer Risk
Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.
U.N. Call For An End To Female Genital Mutilation Leads To New Rituals With Milk, Honey And Sex Ed
The chief of the U.N. has called for a "better way" to mark the coming-of-age of girls. Some communities are paving the way with a new kind of ritual.
The Case For Putting Weed Up Your Vagina
After their introduction of weed lube changed some people's lives, Foria is back — this time with a cannabis vaginal suppository meant to ease the hell that is menstrual cramps. Foria Relief is a $44 ...
Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism
Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. study suggests. When women are both obese and have diabetes, the autism ...
Can women’s lost libido be fixed with mere drugs?
Female sex drive has plummeted in our stressed-out world, but can we fix an epidemic of lost desire with drugs?
PMS May Raise Women's Risk For High Blood Pressure
Women suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may only be experiencing the early stages of what appears to be a meaner, future health problem: high blood pressure. The rising rates of hypertension ...
Tattoos May Be A Coping Mechanism For Some College-Age Women
“I think women, especially, are more aware of their bodies through, among other things, fat shaming, the cosmetics and plastic surgery industry and hyper-sexualized imagery in media,” Koch said. “What...
Roundworm Infection Increases Fertility Among Women In The Amazon
Parasitic worms can live inside humans gaining nourishment from the food we ingest (roundworms) or from our blood (hook worms), whilst being safe from predators. Although roundworm infections are gene...
New Study Finds That It’s Safe To Eat During Labor
Pregnant women rejoice! You no longer have to starve while you are in labor. A new study released by the American Society of Anesthesiologists says that women are no longer at risk for aspirating if t...
Male And Female Hearts Grow Old In Different Ways
Men's and women's hearts do not age in the same way, with the left ventricle muscle getting bigger and thicker with time in men and smaller in women. A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Unive...
Children Born In Summer Are More Likely To Be Healthy Adults
According to the study, birth month affects birth weight and when the girl starts puberty, both of which have an impact on overall health of adults. The environment in the womb leads to differences in...
Preliminary Results Suggest Mediterranean Diet Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
A new study suggests there may be a way for women to dramatically reduce their risk of breast cancer, without cutting calories, losing weight or taking medication. Women who were randomly assigned to ...
Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. Typically carried out by a traditi...
FEMEN
FEMEN (Ukrainian: Фемен) is a radical feminist protest group founded in Ukraine in 2008. The group is now based in Paris. The organization became internationally known for organizing controversia...
Support for the legalization of abortion
Abortion-rights movements advocate for legal access to induced abortion services. The issue of induced abortion remains divisive in public life, with recurring arguments to liberalize or to restrict ...
We'Moon
We'Moon: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn is an astrological and lunar calendar datebook, featuring art and writing submitted by, for and about women. "Wemoon" means "women," "we of the moon." The datebook was...
Potty parity
"Potty parity" is equal or equitable provision of washroom facilities for women and men within a public space.
Gender-neutral toilets are common in some contexts, including on aircraft, on trains ...
FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first
Jumana Nagarwala could face life in jail if convicted of mutilating young girls over more than a decade.
Female politician proposes law to fine men $100 for masturbating as 'act against an unborn child'
A Texas politician has filed legislation that would see men fined $100 (£82) for masturbating unless they are doing it in a sanctioned session at a hospital or clinic. Jessica Farrar, a Democrat, crea...
Birth Control Could Raise Depression Risk
If you’ve ever thought that your birth control might be messing with your mood, you may be right: The pill and other types of hormonal contraception may increase the risk of depression, suggests a Dan...
Ecofeminism
Ecofeminism describes movements and philosophies that link feminism with ecology. The term is believed to have been coined by the French writer Françoise d'Eaubonne in her book Le Féminisme ou la Mort...
Feminism and the Oedipus complex
Feminists have long struggled with Freud's classical model of gender and identity development, which centers around the Oedipus complex. Freud's model, which became integral to orthodox psychoanalysi...
Pro-life feminism
Pro-life feminism is the opposition to abortion by a group of feminists who believe that the principles which inform their support of women's rights also call them to support the right to life of pren...
Femen's Topless 'Shock-Troops of Feminism'
A documentary and a new book look at a global movement of young activists