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The Trump Admin's New "Domestic Gag Rule" Will Seriously Impact Access To Abortion

By Chelsea Stewart
President Donald Trump clearly isn't kidding about his crackdown on abortion laws and rights, and he just scored a major win. The Trump administration's new "domestic gag rule" change to Title X could ban clinics that provide abortions or offer…

Everything You Should Ask Your Doctor During Your Yearly Physical, According To Experts

By Jordan Bissell
About a week ago, I got an email reminding me that I'm due for my yearly physical. At first, I felt an enormous sense of dread. After all, who enjoys booking medical appointments and spending an hour (or more) in a doctor's office? But the more I…

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Dental Dams, Because They're Literally For Everyone

By Griffin Wynne
I hate the dentist. I'll give a big "thank u, next" to pumice powder and fingers in my mouth. And don't even get me started on the flossing guilt-talk. Nothing about the dentist appeals to me, which is perhaps why it took me so long to learn about…

These Inspiring Quotes For International Women's Day Challenge You To Take On The World

By Chelsea Stewart
Being a woman is truly an amazing thing, and I think we can all agree that we're ready to let that be heard on International Women's Day. If you've somehow never heard of the holiday, it's a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of women while…

This Is Why Wearing Two Condoms Is Not A Good Idea, According To Experts

By Korey Lane
For most couples, sex is a super important, super intimate part of a relationship. And while sex is great, there's no denying the fact that there are several factors to consider — especially when it comes to using protection. Safe sex is crucial,…

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Internal Condoms

By Rebecca Strong
There’s no denying that condoms are one of the most common, accessible, and affordable methods of birth control. But did you know that there are multiple kinds of condoms — and furthermore, that you don’t have to have a penis to wear one of them?…

8 Tweets About Condom Week That Are So Important & LOL-Worthy

By Rebecca Strong
It totally makes sense that Valentine's Day falls during National Condom Week — after all, there’s hardly a better way to show love for your body than by practicing safe sex. Just take a scroll through the many tweets about Condom Week and you'll…

4 OB-GYNs & Sexperts Straighten Out The One Sex Misconception They Hear All The Time

By Caroline Colvin
If you're sexually active, there will come a time where you end up bumping against the biggest misconceptions about sex. You'll be furiously Googling as you wonder what's fact and what's fiction. A lot of us know, for example, that the pull-out…

4 Steps To Take If You Think You Might Be Pregnant, According To OB/GYNs

By Rebecca Strong
Ask any young woman what it feels like to suspect you may be unexpectedly pregnant, and she’s bound to tell you that it can be a tad anxiety-inducing. Unless you’ve been actively trying to have a baby, the suspicion can trigger some serious…

Sarah Silverman Blasted Her "Arrogant" Doctor On Instagram For An Understandable Reason

By Jordan Bissell
I have yet to meet a single person who looks forward to an annual gynecologist exam. Medical appointments in general aren't usually the highlight of someone's week, but gyno exams specifically can be extra uncomfortable. Being touched intimately by…

Here's What To Know About The New Abortion Laws In Virginia & New York, So Stay Informed

By Shelby Black
Let's be real, it's never been more important to stay up to date on the issues impacting our country at the moment. Even though it feels like there's a new controversy every day, here's another one to add to the list. In recent weeks, two states…

A Study Explored If Women Really Got More IUDs After President Trump Got Elected

By Candice Jalili
When President Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, millions of people felt deeply affected by the news. That included some women who feared his presidency could result in a change the Affordable Care Act, which would no…

Do You Need Condoms If You’re On Hormonal Birth Control? Gynecologists Explain

By Caroline Colvin
If you have a vagina and you're having sex with someone who can get you pregnant, you've probably weighed pros and cons of all the different contraceptive methods. But you still might be wondering: Do you need condoms if you’re on hormonal birth…

If You Get Pregnant On Super Bowl Sunday, Here's When Your Baby Could Be Born

By Laura Moses
Even if you're like "sports, what?" you're probably aware that the Super Bowl is on Sunday, Feb. 3, and you're probably aware that it's a BFD. While I'm not the biggest sports fan in the world, I still absolutely love the Super Bowl — especially the…

Here’s Why Experts Say The Pull-Out Method Is Dangerous, So Be Careful

By Rachel Shatto
One of the most personal decisions you are likely to make is what type of contraception (or which safe-sex practice) is right for you. It may not be a decision you make once, but many times throughout your life. It can depend on your current…

A Troubling Percentage Of Women In The U.S. Still Don't Have Easy Access To Abortions

By Hannah Golden
Tuesday, Jan. 22nd marks 46 years since the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling which effectively legalized abortion in all 50 states. It's 2019, but it would be hard to blame some for feeling as though the 1973 decision…

Two Years On, Why This Activist Thinks The Women's March Movement Isn't Close To Over

By Chelsea Stewart
It's almost time to march again. On Jan. 19, masses of women and allies around the world will pour into their streets for 2019's Women's March, the third year of the ongoing mass movement highlighting social issues across the board and calling for…

The Theme Of The 2019 Women's March Is All About Building Power

By Chelsea Stewart
This time last year, more than one million people descended into their streets to participate in the Women's March. The 2018 event, themed “Power to the Polls," was all about getting people out and registered to vote, which seemingly inspired…

Julianne Hough Revealed The Unexpected Way Endometriosis Affects Her Sex Life

By Candice Jalili
Celebrity life may seem sweet, but the truth is that even famous people are human beings who have to deal with health issues. Everyone's favorite Dancing with the Stars judge recently opened up to Women's Health about her endometriosis, and her…

Get To Know This Woman Tossing Her Hat In The 2020 Presidential Race

By Chelsea Stewart
The 2020 presidential election is nearly two years away, but people are already lining up to take on President Trump. The latest person to toss their hat in the 2020 race is Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii who has served in Congress since…

Ivanka Trump Is Starting 2019 With A New Initiative For Women's Empowerment

By Shelby Black
It's a new year people, which means that change might be on the horizon. While some of us are focusing our energies on completing our new year's resolutions, it looks like the first daughter is already hitting the ground running. In case you've…

New Research Revealed The Most Common Form Of Birth Control, But It's Kind Of Surprising

By Julia Guerra
Between recent recalls on packs of oral contraceptives and the plethora of new research on these medications, 2018 was a big year for birth control. Now, the stats are in from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2015-2017 National…

Here's What Obamacare Being Ruled As Unconstitutional Could Really Mean

By Daniella Bondar
The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare, the nation's current healthcare plan signed into law under President Barack Obama, has been hanging in the balance since Obama exited the White House and President Donald Trump entered. Now,…

Here's Why You Should Always Ask For Consent, Even When There’s Mistletoe Involved

By Rebecca Strong
It looks a little something like this. You and your potential bae-to-be hit up a holiday bash together, and for some reason those ugly Christmas sweaters have you feeling all hot and bothered. Or, you spot your crush from college looking like a hot…

Abortion Laws Could Be Seriously Different After The Midterms, So Here's What To Know

By Shelby Black
The fight for reproductive rights has never been an easy one, but as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, there are some victories — as well as some defeats. So, for those wondering what will happen to abortion laws after the midterms? Here are the major points to…

These Two States Just Passed Measures That Could Seriously Impact Reproductive Rights

By Shelby Black
The November midterm elections have been on everyone's minds over the past few months, but as of Tuesday, Nov. 6 the polls have officially closed. Leading up to the midterm elections, initiatives ranging from LGBTQ+ to reproductive rights were on a…

Sex Therapists On How You Know You’re Ready To Stop Using Condoms With Your Partner

By Rachel Shatto
I spend a lot of time thinking about (and writing about) how important it is for young people to be empowered to make their own choices about which forms of protection and birth control they should be using. And while I am a big, big fan of condoms,…

Here's How One Millennial Campaigner Is Finding Common Ground On Reproductive Rights

By Hannah Golden
Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, tensions are understandably running high. Over in Nevada, where voters could determine whether Democrats can take back the Senate, a fierce battle is taking place. For one reproductive rights organizer, though,…

Here's What Experts Want You To Know About Daylight Saving Time & Your Birth Control

By Julia Guerra
At about 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2018, the clocks will turn backward a full 60 minutes, granting you and me an extra hour of sleep. In theory, this sounds absolutely fabulous. Who couldn’t benefit from bonus shut-eye? But the first few days or so of…

Here's The Truth About Whether Douching After Sex Prevents Pregnancy

By Hannah Schneider
Douching is a practice adopted by many people with vaginas in order to enhance the "cleanliness" and "odor" of the vaginal canal. The controversial practice has been around for decades, but does it actually benefit you and can douching after sex…

Here’s How To Find A Primary Care Doctor If You Legit Have No Idea Where To Start

By Jordan Bissell
The first time I tried to find a primary care doctor on my own in Washington D.C., I was shocked by the wait times for appointments. After calling several doctors' offices, each one told me it would take six weeks or so to be seen for a new patient…

The FDA Says You Can Get The Gardasil Shot Past Age 26, So Make An Appointment, Girl

By Jordan Bissell
If you regularly went to the pediatrician as a kid, then you probably remember having a kind of awkward conversation with your doctor about getting a vaccine called Gardasil. I had the first shot in my early teens, and I remember being frustrated…
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7 Men Share What They Don't Understand About Consent & Experts Answer Their Questions

By Iman Hariri-Kia
On Oct. 5, 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault (which Kavanaugh has denied) following a…

Here's How You Can Do Your Part & Support Survivors Of Sexual Assault

By Shelby Black
The recent allegations facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which he has denied, have awakened an important discussion in the United States. Representatives for Kavanaugh did not reply to Elite Daily's request for comment. As women like…

Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh Are Shaking Up His Confirmation – UPDATE

By Hannah Golden
On Friday, Sept. 14, reports surfaced that the Democrats in the Senate had referred an alleged incident to the FBI regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. According to The New Yorker, Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's pick for the vacant…

6 Super Helpful Ways To Stay Safe The Next Time You Hook Up At A Party

By Hannah Schneider
Hooking up with someone at a party can be really thrilling — but it's important to make sure you're as safe as possible when doing so. Here are some useful safety tips for hookups at college parties so you can maximize your fun and minimize your…

Brett Kavanaugh Finally Explained Why He Ignored A Parkland Victim's Father

By Shelby Black
During the week of Sept. 3, Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh took the hot seat in preparation for the confirmation hearings that would possibly affirm him as former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement. However on Sept. 4, a…

8 Really Easy Tips For Taking Care Of Your Sexual Health This Year

By Hannah Schneider
You probably get plenty of reminders to exercise often or eat your veggies (thanks, Mom). You probably haven't heard many sexual health tips because they can be harder to casually slip into conversation. Just because a reminder to get tested isn't…

Brett Kavanaugh Danced Around Abortion Rights At His Hearing, Which Isn't Reassuring

By Shelby Black
The second day of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing is underway, and it's gearing up to be just as controversial as the first. On Sep. 5, Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked the Supreme Court hopeful his thoughts on women's right to…

Female Condoms Could Majorly Upgrade Your Sex Life, So Here's What You Need To Know

By Hannah Schneider
When it comes to methods of sexual protection, it's important to take the time to figure out what works best for you. If you have a vagina, prefer to be the penetrated partner, and want to take control of your sexual health, you might be interested…

4 Ways That Getting An IUD Can Dramatically Change Your Sex Life

By Laura Moses
There are a few things that make me feel like I've really got my sh*t together: a manicure, a clean email inbox, and my birth control. Taking care of your health is like Adulting 101, and this includes mental health, emotional health, and sexual…

Gloria Steinem Released A Lip Balm With The Lipstick Lobby To Support Incarcerated Women

By Ariana Marsh
There's power in the beauty industry when it comes to helping bring about positive social change. When a brand gets behind an important cause and supports it financially and otherwise, the effect can be huge. Gloria Steinem's lip balm, which she…

My Roommate Caught Me Touching Myself & This Is What It Taught Me

By Iman Hariri-Kia
There is nothing more uncomfortable than being caught masturbating — especially by your college roommate. Personally, I've never been one to shy away from the subject of masturbation. I did, however, grow up listening to groups of boys audaciously…

6 Women Reveal How This Super Effective Birth Control Method Affected Their Bodies

By Jamie Kravitz
When it comes to choosing a contraceptive method, there are a number of options for women. You're probably aware of the Pill and getting an IUD, and you may also have heard of the Depo-Provera shot and the NuvaRing. One of the most effective birth…

This Period-Tracking App Is The First Of Its Kind To Ever Receive FDA Approval

By Julia Guerra
These days, there’s pretty much an app for everything. Relocating your house keys, figuring out where the heck your friends are when it’s 7 p.m. on a Friday night and you’re sitting at the bar all by yourself, and even timing your period are all…

9 Incredibly Common Sex Myths That Simply Aren't True, According To Sexperts

By Hannah Schneider
There are a lot of misconceptions about sex out there. This is a result of a lot of different societal factors — like the fact that only 13 states in the U.S. require their sex ed to be medically accurate, and that there's a lot of shame surrounding…

3 Steps To Take If You're Worried You Might Have An STI

By Laura Moses
Years ago, a friend raged into my apartment with bad news: the guy she had been hooking up with had given her an STI. She knew he was seeing other people, but he had just written her a lovey-dovey email from his business trip, asking about her…

6 Myths About Getting Pregnant You Need To Stop Listening To ASAP, According To An Expert

By Korey Lane
I don't know about you, but my middle school and high school sex education classes consisted of us girls being taught that we were like "flowers." We were given three strict rules: Nothing below the neck, nothing laying down, and nothing comes off.…

Fayrouz Saad's Candidacy Is About More Than Being The First Muslim Congresswoman

By Hannah Golden
With the wave of diverse candidates running for office, including record numbers of women, there are plenty of representational barriers that stand to be broken in the 2018 midterm elections. But Fayrouz Saad, who could be Congress' first Muslim…

Can You Reuse Condoms? Absolutely Not & Here's Why

By Candice Jalili
There are lots of things we have the luxury of reusing in life. Metal utensils. Blankets. Most articles of clothing. Most shoes. Most types of jewelry. Ceramic plates. Toothbrushes. Hair brushes. You get the picture. And, TBH, until now, I believed…