Women and the COVID-19 vaccine: What you need to know

Can it affect mammograms or the timing of fertility treatments? What side effects should you look out for? Experts weigh in.
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Intercepted: Trump EPA helped erase records of cancer-causing pollution

Investigative reporter Sharon Lerner explains how 270,000 pounds of the chemical ethylene oxide vanished from the public record.

Taboos around menstruation are leading to a growing environmental crisis in India

Cultural sensibilities around feminine hygiene products are contributing to a growing environmental crisis.

Coronavirus hasn't lead to the baby boom that was anticipated, according to a new study

Health professionals speculated that the end of 2020 and 2021 may be busy for expecting parents. But unlike after World War Two, it’d seem people are putting off conceiving until the world is a little more certain.

'Why is it such a scandalous thing?': the women who have to fight for their right to be child-free

The pandemic has caused many to think about whether they really want children. But practical options for those who choose not to remain limited.


Air grievances: Silence swirls around the toll of bushfire smoke during pregnancy

Exposure to fine particle air pollution increases risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. So why was the health advice for pregnant women so hazy during Australia’s Black Summer?

Portland protests: Tear gas may cause women's health issues

Two months of protests have turned downtown Portland, Oregon, into a nightly fog of tear gas. Now problematic health reports are emerging from women.

Women and girls are losing access to care amid coronavirus pandemic, health workers and U.N. agency warn

As coronavirus lockdowns continue to restrict movement around the world, female patients face an uncomfortable paradox: The measures intended to keep them safe from the pandemic could have dangerous long-term impacts on their health.

An ambitious year for climate action is a big year for women’s empowerment

This year, the Paris Agreement's effectiveness as a global response to the climate crisis is being tested as governments are preparing to submit more ambitious national targets for mitigation and adaptation.


Thinx competitor Knix is pushing for better regulation of period underwear

“To restore faith in our category, we need to push for better regulation,” says the CEO of Knix, a Thinx competitor.

Air pollution tied to hypertension in pregnant women: Study

High blood pressure is one of the most-common health issues women develop during pregnancy. New research shows that air pollution in high-traffic areas increases the risk.

Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners in study of almost 50,000 women

A study based on the medical records of more than 45,000 women found a positive correlation between permanent hair dye and breast cancer—particularly among those who are black.

The unspoken disease affecting 80 per cent of midlife women

When Bridget Taylor, 45, woke up to see something “protruding from my stomach”, she took herself straight to A&E.

The Nepali women who deliver birth control by hiking

Staff members of Marie Stopes International navigate wild bulls, treacherous singletrack, and rushing rivers to make long-term birth control accessible to some of the hardest-to-access places in Nepal.

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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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