Pill Side Effects Hard to Swallow by Brittany Shoot
When the first generation of birth control pills was approved for sale in 1960, “the pill,” as it came to be known, was heralded as a great liberator. At long last women could reliably control their fertility. After just two years on the market, more than a million women were incorporating the pill into their daily routine. Within five years, the pill had become the most popular form of birth control in North America.
Red Tent Revolution by Jeanie Keogh
Twenty-two years ago, Madeleine Shaw (photo, left) struggled to find a solution to the uncomfortable bladder infections she experienced brought on by the o.b. tampons she was using.
Time to Slay the Perfect-Mother Myth by Jeanie Keogh
A generation ago, middle-class women grew up with the understanding that it was possible to have it all: healthy, well-adjusted children, successful careers and fulfilling personal relationships.
Viva la Vulva by Erica Lenti
The mirror has long been touted as a feminist symbol of liberation. For some women, it is a means of understanding identity, a path to empowerment, a vehicle for harnessing sexual awareness.
Lesbian Infertility a Feminist Issue by Elizabeth Ruth
Illustration: Jaime Drew
I know something of missed opportunities, stunted and miswoven cells, futures undone. I know relentless, raging optimisms, babies not yet wished into being.
Hormone Therapy: A Prescription for Replacement by Penni Mitchell
In 1966,an American doctor named Robert Wilson wrote Feminine Forever, a book that promoted estrogen replacement as a miracle cure for women 's aging woes.
(Archives 2001) Are Periods Passé? by Kathleen O'Grady
The human body is rarely viewed holistically anymore. In an increasingly technocratic world, our bodies are portrayed as objects made up of transferable bits and pieces.