News & Events

Oregon's Day of Empathy Centers Women, Dignity, and Criminal Justice Reform

The national event aims to shine a light on individuals impacted by the criminal legal system.

03/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

Here Are PoMo’s Top 10 Health & Wellness Stories of the Year

From a woman who lost five years of memories to historic wildfires to, oh yeah, the coronavirus, a lot has happened this year in medical news.

12/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

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Screening and Early Detection: One Breast Cancer Survivor’s Story

A Kaiser Permanente member shares wisdom from her recent cancer journey.

10/19/2020

How We're Coping

A Local Therapist Talks Calming Nerves in the Age of COVID

Regina Tricamo is just as scared as her clients right now. So how does she manage to bring them comfort?

04/13/2020 By Conner Reed

Babies

What to Expect When You’re Expecting during a Global Pandemic

Parents-to-be have many questions about giving birth at this time. Here are some answers.

04/08/2020 By Fiona McCann

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Three Ways to Cope While Staying at Home During National Infertility Awareness Week

“As if infertility wasn’t isolating enough, now we’re all in quarantine.”

04/06/2020

The Vagina Dialogues

A New Start-Up Aims to Teach Us About Our Breasts and Vaginas

The Portland-based Gabbi wants women to speak up about their privates.

04/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Office Life

New Portland Coworking Space Wants to Set Us Free from the Traditional Work-Life Separation

With an on-site concierge, fitness classes, and a drop-in day care center, Vida is especially focused on supporting working mothers.

07/02/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Activism

Angry About Alabama and Want to Support Pro-Choice Groups? Here’s How.

Last week, Alabama signed into law the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation.

05/20/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Film

A New Film Documents the Daily Work of Abortion Providers

In Our Bodies, Our Doctors, Portlander Jan Haaken sets out to demystify a little-seen corner of medical care.

03/07/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Education

How a Group of Portland Teens Scored a Huge Victory for Menstruation

Abby Rice and Chloe Knott helped persuade Portland Public Schools to spend $25,000 on menstrual products for 7,000 students.

10/03/2018 By Allison Place

Pretty in Ink

This Portlander Gives Postmastectomy Tattoos to Breast Cancer Survivors

After a long career, medical tattoo artist Mary Jane Haake will retire at the end of 2018.

09/11/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Women's Health

This Portland Nonprofit Aims to Destigmatize Mental Illness

ASHA International brings the world here this September for its first annual multicultural women’s mental health conference, Grit and Grace.

08/30/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Woman Up!

What the Heck Does 'Healthy' Look Like, Anyway?

This Saturday, four local health pros will attempt to redefine wellness at Portland Monthly’s Woman Up!

05/08/2018 By Tuck Woodstock

The Oregon Woman: Into Their Own Hands

Meet Judith Arcana, a Pioneer of '70s-Era Underground Abortion Work

Before Roe v. Wade, a group called Jane served Chicago women. Arcana, now a writer living in Portland, was part of that clandestine network.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Body Talk

Has This Portlander Designed a Better Menstrual Cup?

When Voxapod founder Amanda Wilson couldn't find a cup that worked for her, she decided to produce her own. A Kickstarter campaign is live now.

03/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Cannabis: Rolling Papers

This Portland-Based Cannabis Magazine for Women Is Wonderfully Weird

Broccoli is fun to read in any state of mind. But, you know.

01/30/2018 By Zach Dundas

Fashion News

Wildfang Sets Out to Save South Dakota's Last Abortion Clinic

In honor of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a Portland apparel company steps up to save one state's access to reproductive health care.

01/22/2018 By Eden Dawn

Health News

Oregon Just Passed the Most Progressive Reproductive Health Policy in America

The newly signed Reproductive Health Equity Act guarantees copay-free legal abortion (and vasectomies) for all, among other provisions.

08/18/2017 By Tuck Woodstock

Everyday Activism

Portland Menstrual Society Provides Period Products for All

The student-led group works to ensure that everyone at Portland State University—especially members of the LGBTQ+ community—has access to necessary menstrual materials.

07/20/2017 By Bryanna Briley