Topic: reproductive health

It’s My Menopause And I’ve Earned It: Why I Don’t Believe Women Should ‘Evolve’ Out Of Menopause

Itâs My Menopause And Iâve Earned It: Why I Donât Believe Women Should âEvolveâ Out Of Menopause

I’m going to be entering menopause soon. I don’t feel melancholy about this. I’m actually excited about aging, and yes, I realize that this goes against every societal norm that is shoved down our throats at any given moment, that women who are older should be lamenting the passing of their youth and that I should be spending my days gazing into hand mirrors and wiping away tears that fall from my crow’s foot embellished eyes. We are supposed to fear getting older and menopause. Screw that. More »

A Neanderthal Child Was Weaned After 6 Months So Clearly The Breastfeeding Debate Is Over

A Neanderthal Child Was Weaned After 6 Months So Clearly The Breastfeeding Debate Is Over

Breastfeeding politics are considerably loaded topics to discuss with strangers and relatives for good reason. A mother’s choices surrounding the boob are highly charged — with a never receding group of individuals who feel completely entitled to school you. And now that conversation includes Neanderthal moms — or rather one Neanderthal mom. More »

Man Faces Murder Charges For Tricking Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill

Man Faces Murder Charges For Tricking Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill

When 26-year-old Ramee Lee became pregnant with the child of her boyfriend, John Andrew Welden, she chose to go through with the pregnancy. Welden, the son of a fertility doctor, did not want her to have the child, so he gave her a bottle of prescription medicine and told her it was just full of antibiotics that his father recommended she take. As it would turn out, Welden had actually relabeled the bottle, which was filled with abortion pills. More »

I Breastfed My Friend’s Baby And Loved It

I Breastfed My Friendâs Baby And Loved It

My 5-year-old is finally weaned. Think that’s shocking? It’s good you didn’t know me when she was a baby. Because the length of time her breastfeeding continued is nothing compared to the frequency of her breastfeeding as a newborn. Most babies eat every three hours or so, but she was more likely to unlatch after three hours — for about three minutes — and then latch on again. I was lucky enough to have ample supply and the desire and ability to quit working, but breastfeeding her was still time-consuming, draining and utterly exhausting. More »

Marissa Mayer Announces Baller Maternity Leave Policy For Yahoo Employees

Marissa Mayer Announces Baller Maternity Leave Policy For Yahoo Employees

Unless you’ve been under a rock with no Wifi, you know that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been hit with some scrutiny regarding her work from home policy – specifically from parents. But now, I don’t give two figs about all the work from home hoopla considering that Marissa has officially announced a baller maternity leave and paternity leave for Yahoo employees. Work from home what?
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Evening Cool-Down: Vaginas Through The Ages

Evening Cool-Down: Vaginas Through The Ages

• Great moments in vaginal history! (YouBeauty)

• Battle of the beverage bans: Raw milk versus soda (Organic Authority)

• Destress this weekend with this simple yoga stress relief sequence (Alignyo)

• Can therapy work for postpartum depression? (Mommyish)

• Backlash over Eden Organic’s policy on employee birth control intensifies (the gloss)

• How to deal when you’re terrified of flying (The Frisky)

• Some obvious but important advice about bringing food into the bedroom (Your Tango)

• The 7 most misguided celebrity weight-loss tricks (Intent)

Fast food vegan fare that’s taking the west coast by storm (Well + Good NYC)