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Women's Health

Be Well Philly

Life Unfiltered: Why I Opened Up About My Cancer Scare on Social Media

“I’m tired of hiding,” I say aloud to nobody. I’m alone on a travel assignment, scrolling Instagram in my room and thinking about how frustrating […]

City Life

The Icewomen Cometh: Why Dozens of Women from the Philly Area Are Taking Arctic Soaks in Winter

January 3rd could have been just another day in Philadelphia. Just another Monday. But thanks to a certain four-letter word that tends to send Philadelphians […]

Be Well Philly

A Woman- and Doctor-Led Birth Control Delivery Service Just Expanded to Pennsylvania

Since the 1950s, oral contraceptives — better known as the Pill — have been helping women regulate their menstrual cycles, prevent pregnancy, and mitigate symptoms […]

Be Well Philly

With Stix’s New Line, You Can Test for and Treat Yeast Infections Without Ever Leaving Home

Roughly two months ago, Stix — a Philly-based, female-founded women’s health company — announced that they raised $3.5 million in seed funding to expand their […]

Be Well Philly

A Philly Company Wants to Make Buying Pregnancy and Ovulation Tests Stress-Free

Two years ago, Queen Village resident Cynthia Plotch went to buy a pregnancy test, hoping to make the purchase without any fuss. Of course, the […]

Be Well Philly

A Real Housewives of New York-Founded “Vaginal Rejuvenation Spa” Is Opening in Philly

If you’re looking for an orgasm shot, a kegel-chair treatment, a V-steam, or a 24K gold wax and vagina facial — you’ve come to the […]

NextHealth PHL

NextUp: The Local Company Using Data Analytics to Save Premature Babies

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email qmuse@phillymag.com […]

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City Life

Pa. Legislators Set to Vote on Country’s “Most Restrictive” Abortion Bill

Pennsylvania is already one of the nation’s toughest states on abortion – in the company of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri. But on Tuesday, state legislators […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: How to Keep Your Starbucks Iced-Drink Fix Under 100 Calories

• Move over Caramel Macchiato: Starbucks has got a whole lineup of healthier iced drink options to combat the heat that won’t send you into […]

City Life

Pa. Senate Committee Votes to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

A Pennsylvania Senate Committee has voted in favor of a bill that would cut funding to Planned Parenthood in the state. The Finance Committee, which […]

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Be Well Philly

What’s the Deal With Organic Tampons? (And Should You Be Using Them?)

Fact: Talking about tampons can be awkward. But lately, organic tampon brands like LOLA and Cora (which started in Philly) — along with alternative forms of […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: Women’s Health Bans Phrase “Bikini Body” From Future Covers

• The phrase “bikini body” is everywhere when it comes to promoting fitness and weight loss (we’ve totally been guilty of dropping it in a […]

City Life

Einstein Healthcare Network Opening Gynecology Clinic for Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Transmen

Later this spring, Einstein Healthcare Network in Olney will open a gynecology clinic catering specifically to lesbian and bisexual women and transmen. The clinic is a […]