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Why Aren’t Doctors Giving More Young Women HPV Tests?

High-risk HPV has been in the news lately, and we all want to protect ourselves. You probably assume that your doctor wants to protect you—and therefore that your ob-gyn is testing for HPV as part of your Pap test when ...

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Why More Women Are Opting for 'Gentle C-Sections'

There aren't traditionally a lot of options when it comes to giving birth: there's c-sections and there are vaginal births. But more and more women are now choosing a kind of hybrid: “gentle c-sections,” also known as “family-centered c-sections.” During ...

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Why More Women Are Opting for 'Gentle C-Sections'

There aren't traditionally a lot of options when it comes to giving birth: there's c-sections and there are vaginal births. But more and more women are now choosing a kind of hybrid: “gentle c-sections,” also known as “family-centered c-sections.” During ...

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Women Behind Viral Before-After Weight Loss Photos Share Their Stories

Before-and-after photos have become a full-on social media phenomenon. But these kinds of images can never really show you a start point and an end point to anyone’s weight or health journey. They’re just part of a story—often a lifelong ...

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Can We Please Stop Acting Shocked When Pregnant Women Do Physically De

Based on the media's reaction to Gal Gadot, Serena Williams, and most recently Alysia Montano doing physically demanding jobs while they were pregnant, you'd think pregnancy rendered women incapable of any demanding tasks. “How is it possible to win a ...

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4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Senate Republicans revealed new legislation—a much-anticipated follow-up to the American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives last month—intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Senate’s version of the ...

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Plus-Size Models Not Only Look Good, They Make Women Feel Better About Their Bodies

Women pay more attention to—and feel better after looking at—models who are average and plus-size compared to models who are thin. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Florida State University researchers, published last week in the journal Communication Monographs. ...

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These 25 Body-Positive Women Prove Every One of Us Is 'Swimsuit Ready'

In the months leading up to summer, magazine issues have historically—and unfortunately—been packed with tips about how to get that elusive “beach body,” making “swimsuit season” a time of dread for some women rather than joy. Thankfully, those antiquated tropes ...

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Women Are Judged Whether They Take Maternity Leave Or Not

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Whether or not a new mom takes maternity leave seems to affect her coworkers’ opinions of her. According to new research in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, she’s “damned if she does and ...

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Study shows differences in brain activity between men, women who are obese

A new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains’ reward regions make them more prone to overeating, and that women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating. Researchers from UCLA found that women who are ...

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