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Health/Sexuality

June 2 Forum: “Let’s Talk Black Women’s Mental Health”

  When Dr. Catherine Squires returned to our website…

A Healing Journey With Lyrics (updated with music festival images)

How do you explain cancer to your young children while fighting the hardest physical battle you have ever faced? 

Chronic UTI Sufferers Seek to End Pain and Shame

"I want women to see that they’re not alone."

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Vignettes From a Badass Life

Or, the Foundations of Trying to Live Without Fear

Art Is Work: Grover Hogan Talks With Drew Maude-Griffin

"I always say that I make art for my mom."

Publisher’s Commentary 2: Faith in Humankind

people did not know in the early 1900s as much as we do now about behavioral changes that can come from wraparound mental, financial, and healing services. Education about genetics and mental health then — and for some still today — was limited to thinking that everything we are and can be is related to genes, and is unchangeable.

White House Announces First Initiative on Women’s Health Research

“Every woman I know has a story about leaving her doctor’s office with more questions than answers."

Commentary: Our Work to Decriminalize Sex Work in Minneapolis

I developed a personal passion for ending the criminalization of all sex workers as a step towards honoring the humanity of all people who have been impacted by the sex trade. 

Why Do We Let Our Bosses Control Our Health Care?

If we don’t have enough nurses to care for us at our most vulnerable, that’s not good for any of us. We should be regulating that just like we regulate child care, where there can only be so many infants per adult.

Commentary: My Abortion Experience in 1962

I was in a panic. I was sure there were doctors — and others — who would perform abortions for a price, but how to find one?

Activist Loretta Ross Talks Bluntly and With Humor at Women Winning Event

Minnesota Women's Press staff attended the Women Winning annual gala celebration on June 12, where activist Loretta Ross delivered a keynote address about reproductive justice.

This is a transcript of her remarks, used with Women Winning's permission.
The Our Justice Team: (l-r) Leah Soule, development director; Shayla Walker, executive director; and Megumi Rierson, communications director

One Year After Dobbs: Minnesota Abortion Providers Speak

It’s scarier [now] for patients and for providers — there are targets on our backs, but we’re committed to meeting people’s needs.

What Can Feminists Make of the Eugenicist History of Abortion?

How free is the choice to have an abortion when disability is imagined to mean the end of potential?

Post-Dobbs: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“A patient said to me, ‘You’ve given me my future back.’ When somebody says that to you, how do you not keep going?” — Tammi Kromenaker, clinic director at Red River Women’s Clinic in Moorhead

Exploring Sex and Aging

Good sex is about being good at communication. It’s not about how big anything is or where you put it.