Latest by Lara DeSanto

The Weirdest Health Advice You’ve Ever Received

Whether it’s from a doctor, family member, friend, or a total stranger, comments about our health aren’t always medically sound.

HBO Documentary Gives Honest Look at Abortion

Women share their experiences living in Missouri, a state with restrictive abortion laws.

Julianne Hough Speaks Up About Living With Endometriosis

Julianne Hough of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ speaks out about overcoming the pain of endometriosis, a condition that affects 1 in 10 women.

How to Prep for the Gynecologist

Whether going in for a Pap test or a medical issue, here’s what your OB-GYN suggests.

Why Don't More Women Use the Birth Control Implant?

The IUD isn’t the only form of long-acting reversible birth control on the block. In fact, it’s not even the most effective. Here are the facts about the birth control implant.

Top 3 Myths Your Gynecologist Wants You to Stop Believing

Obstetrician-gynecologists weigh in on the top three myths their patients tend to believe, from monthly periods to STDs.

Bill Paxton Died of Stroke After Heart Valve Replacement Surgery, Death Certificate Says

Credit: Actor Bill Paxton died from a stroke following heart surgery, according to his death certificate obtained by TMZ and released March 6. The actor had heart valve replacement surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm on Feb. 14, which resu...

Important New Cervical Cancer Numbers

Cervical cancer mortality rates are higher than we previously thought, though the rates are decreasing thanks to cervical cancer screening.

What Can Be Done About IUD Placement Pain?

Why is it that some women find IUD insertion incredibly painful, while others barely feel a thing?

11 Women Explain What It Really Feels Like to Get an IUD

Interest in intrauterine devices (IUDs), a form of long-acting reversible birth control, skyrocketed after the 2016 presidential election and has been growing steadily in recent years—but there is one common reason why some women remain apprehensive ...