Body Talk

Should Portlanders Rush to Get IUDs?

Here’s how Trump’s presidency might affect your uterus.

11/16/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Health News

Oregon Women Face Higher Rates of Rape, Violence, Depression, and Wealth Disparity

A new report by the Women’s Foundation of Oregon spotlights the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of being female in our state.

10/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Claybia Workshops Offer Healing, Self-Acceptance, and a Heck of a Conversation Piece

Come for the amazing pun, stay for the body positivity and arts & crafts time. (NSFW?)

09/22/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

Why Breasts Are like a Bowl of Oatmeal

A local ob-gyn weighs in on the latest in breast cancer prevention: genetic testing, exams, and mammograms.

05/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BODY TALK

Why You Need to Get a Pap Smear

A local ob-gyn offers her expert opinion on cervical cancer prevention.

04/06/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BODY TALK

The Truth about Long-Acting Birth Control

Dr. Carrie Miles of Bridgeview Women’s Health shares her expert insights on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and debunks common IUD myths.

03/14/2016 Photography by Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BOOKS

A New Outdoor Guidebook Just for Women

Portland-born author Ruby McConnell looked everywhere for a book that covered outdoor lady matters—you know, peeing, periods, sex, etc. It didn't exist. So she wrote it.

03/08/2016 By Ramona DeNies

GET OUT

Outrun the Baby Blues with a New Training Program for Busy Moms

Get ready to hit the pavement with Train Like a Mother Club.

02/22/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

NEWS

How Oregon Fixed Birth Control

Two new laws give Oregon women more flexibility and independence than any other state in the country.

12/21/2015 By Jennifer Abbasi

TREAT YO SELF

Spa Spotlight: Zenana Spa, Portland's Pregnancy and Parenting Care Experts

SE Clinton's massage, yoga, and skin care studio is ground zero for great prenatal nurturing. Here's what sets it apart.

09/29/2015 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

You Should Probably Throw Out Your Makeup

The local skincare experts at Echo Natural Beauty share when to toss your powders, creams, tints, and mascaras. Hint: it's more often than you think.

09/04/2015 By Allison Jones

MEDICINE

How One Woman Transformed Primary Care with a Single Question

These magic words are changing the way doctors treat women's health.

07/13/2015 By Kelly Clarke

FEATURE

The Last Days of My Left Breast

I’m a stripper, rocker, bartender, and writer. I had a lot of plans last year, but none of them involved breast cancer. The disease sidetracked my livelihood, threatened my life, and forced me to reinvent my chest. So far, I’ve lived to to tell the tale.

04/15/2013 By Viva Las Vegas

FEATURE

Safe Delivery: Home Birth in Oregon

Legacy Emanuel leads the way in bridging hostilities between the home-birth community and traditional hospitals—potentially saving lives along the way.

12/18/2012 By Jill Davis

WOMEN'S HEALTH ANNUAL

Menopause: Handle with Care

Dr. Adams answers some common questions on life after menopause.

09/06/2012

WOMEN'S HEALTH ANNUAL

Menopause: Flash Forward

What to expect when you can no longer expect

09/06/2012 By carin moonin

WOMEN'S HEALTH ANNUAL

Contraception: Not Your Mother's Birth Control

Young women today may still reach for the pill, but alternative methods are on the rise.

09/06/2012 By Ian Gillingham

WOMEN'S HEALTH ANNUAL

Oncology: Magic Markers

When it comes to cancer, treatment gets personal.

09/06/2012 By carin moonin

WOMEN'S HEALTH ANNUAL

Oncology: A Parting Shot

OHSU’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology kicks off a vaccine trial for ovarian cancer.

09/06/2012

WOMEN'S HEALTH ANNUAL

Heart Health: Jumping For Joy

Moderate exercise can help keep your best interests at heart.

09/06/2012 By carin moonin