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6 fascinating facts about your vagina | Joylux

6 fascinating facts about your vagina

For most of human history, vaginas have been a hush-hush topic. Researchers didn’t have a medical term for vaginas until the late 1600s. Researchers didn’t include women in clinical trials until 1994.  Yet, even as vaginas mystified medicine, we’ve compiled some pretty interesting facts about them throughout the years.  When...

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6 Crucial Skills We Gain from Motherhood | Joylux

6 Crucial Skills We Gain from Motherhood

Talk to any mom, and she’ll tell you the years fly by. From the first moment you look your baby in the eyes to the time they walk across the graduation stage — each year is filled with learning that shapes our lives. Here are six skills we have mastered...

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A mother is sitting at a table while her young daughter hugs her from behind and wraps her arms around her neck.

Did the pandemic end the divide between moms?

No matter how you frame it, motherhood is exhausting. However, since the early 90s, women have been battling over whether or not we belong in the workforce or at home raising children. It has created a difficult challenge of balancing work and motherhood. The pandemic handed us dozens of lessons, including...

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7 Lessons Motherhood Teaches Us | Joylux

7 Lessons Motherhood Teaches Us

If you felt like you became a different person when you had a child, you can thank biology. After all, growing a human is no small task. Emerging research has shown that women undergo brain remodeling during pregnancy for up to two years.  What feels like “mommy brain” during that...

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A female medical professional in red scrubs is measuring the pulse of an older female patient. The patient is wearing a red dress and sitting across from the medical professional.

The Gender Health Gap: Why Your Body Should Matter in Medicine

On June 10, 1993, Congress passed the NIH Revitalization Act to establish guidelines for including women and people of color in clinical research. Until 30 years ago, women of childbearing potential were excluded from the early phases of many clinical trials. Researchers largely avoided the hormone cycle of the female...

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Sexual Assault in Intimate Relationships | Joylux

Sexual Assault in Intimate Relationships

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but we shouldn’t limit our conversation around sexual violence to one month in the year. 1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Intimate partner violence is the most common form of sexual, emotional and physical abuse and more than 10 million cases per...

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