The contraceptive injection Depo-Provera is causing baffling, quality-of-life threatening adverse effects for many women. Women considering or prescribed Depo-Provera deserve concrete and comprehensive information about the effects they might experience both while taking Depo-Provera and after stopping it, as well as full support from their health care providers to understand and manage the return to regular ovulatory menstrual cycles.
Pelvic organ prolapse — sometimes called genital prolapse — is rarely discussed, yet millions of women in the United States suffer from this condition. We’ve recently updated our health article on the disorder.
World Breastfeeding Week offers a perfect pause to reflect on how beneficial breastfeeding can be to the health and lives of babies and mothers. It’s also a chance to work with providers, hospitals, and governments to put in place policies that support women and babies from the moments following childbirth through the first year of life.
The “war on obesity” focuses far too little attention to the harms inflicted on individuals in the name of fighting fat. Writer Susan Greenhalgh’s new book gives voice to young people whose lives are dominated — and often devastated — by endless battles over weight and by body hatred.