Illustration by Shelby Gubba
With the rising temperature we inevitably see a rise in the number of patients experiencing urinary tract infection symptoms: burning with urination, the urge to urinate more often, the uncomfortable sensation of not completely emptying the bladder, pressure or cramps in the lower abdomen during urination…sound familiar?
Continue reading How to Avoid the Seasonal Urinary Tract Infection
A first-hand experience with the menstrual cup contributed by Planned Parenthood supporter, Brooke Pennington.
It all began in the jungle, while vacationing in Belize in an area with only backcountry outhouses for sanitation. I couldn’t escape the thought: “It’s a good thing I don’t have my period right now.” There was nowhere to dispose of the typical waste that I was used to flushing away or dropping into discreet silver bins. Anything not totally biodegradable would have…well, degraded the environment around me, but tampons and pads have plastic wrappers and backing.
Continue reading Why I Went Green With My Period
When was the last time you talked about sex? And we don’t mean the last time you made a “that’s what she said” joke or watched How to Get Away With Murder with friends. When was the last time you had an honest conversation about sex that got into the details — with a friend, a parent, a partner, or a doctor?
Continue reading Stats (with GIFs) that’ll make you wanna GYT
While you’re off creating those New Year’s resolutions, we have one to add to your list: Take better care of your health with preventive screenings like a Pap test.
Continue reading Public Cervix Announcement
If you’re a fan of “Forever Your Girl”, “Straight Up”, “Cold Hearted”, or any of Paula Abdul’s songs, you’re going to want to “Rush Rush” on over to YouTube and check out her new “Check Yourself” video.
Continue reading Paula Nailed It With Check Yourself Video
Known for its relatively timely, often hilarious and ridiculously accurate coverage of any topic up for discussion, BuzzFeed, the Internet media outlet is at it again with a trending feature on reproductive health, specifically targeting vaginas.
Continue reading 29 Vagina Need-to-Knows
More than a half a million breast exams are performed by Planned Parenthood annually.
We’ve all heard the disturbing statistics. One in eight women will get breast cancer at some point in her life. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. And breast cancer has a particularly devastating impact on women of color. African-American women have the highest rate of breast cancer among women under 45 years old, and Latinas are 20% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.
Continue reading October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month