San Francisco Chronicle, January 2022
The BMJ, September 2021
Longreads, March 2020
The New York Times, February 4, 2020
The New York Times March 24, 2019

from the Center for Investigative Reporting July 29, 2019
The Washington Post Magazine July 26, 2017 cover
The Baffler, June 12, 2014
Pacific Standard, June 14, 2017
“The ‘mommy wars’ aren’t real–but the attack on American women is”
Quartz, February 2015


Four Ways to Fix the Vaccine Rollout: Don’t Pressure the Vaccine Hesitant
The New York Times, January 2021

Our C-Section Rate Won’t Budge. Is it because we don’t trust women’s hormones?
Pacific Standard, March 2015

Because It Feels Right: Do we worry too much about the science of breastfeeding?
Pacific Standard, December 2013

Will This Pill Fix Your Sex Life?
Newsweek, April 2013

Are Pregnant Women Second Class Citizens?
Alternet, January 2013

How To Scare Women
Slate, July 2012

Jailed for a Suicide Attempt 
The Daily Beast, April 2011

Unnecessary Measures: The pH Balancing Tampon Scam
Jezebel, April 2011

Warning: Orgasm, Inc. Will Leave You Hot and Bothered
Time, February 2011

Birth as Performance Art?
The Daily Beast, October 2011

Heart Disease Poses Surprising New Threat to Moms
The Daily Beast, June 2011

The Walrus, March 2011

Facebook and Milk Sharing

Time, November 2010

“Too Many Women Dying in U.S.”
Time, March 2010

The Other Side of Surrogacy
Babble, April 2009

Deconstructing the “Home Birth Debate”
Babble, August 2009

Where’s the Birth Plan?
Rewire, July 2009

The Backlash to Breast is Best
Babble, April 2009

Baby Kaboom (On Octuplets and Family Values)

The Guardian, February 2009

Can We Please Stop Blaming Women for C-sections?
Rewire, January, 2009

Midwives Deliver
Los Angeles Times, December 2008

Big Medicine’s Blowback on Home Births
Los Angeles Times, July 2008

Childbirth in England — It’s Shocking!
Huffington Post, October 2007

The C-section Epidemic
Los Angeles Times, September 2007

Pro-choice, Pro-midwife
Huffington Post, July 2007

How Women Become Mothers
Huffington Post, May 2007


Since When Is Bicycling a Crime?
Plenty, 2006

Why the Faith Trade is Interested in the Sex Trade
Conscience, 2004

Street Sweeping
Village Voice, 2003

Emergency Landing

Village Voice, 2002

Gimme a V-I-C-T-I-M!
Salon, 2001