In the #MeToo Era, Women Experience Less Self-Blame When Facing Sexual Harassment
New research suggests the nature of workplace harassment, and the way women respond to it, are both changing.
Does It Make a Difference When Politicians Tell Their Abortion Stories?
Abortion storytelling projects, aimed at reducing stigma, have proliferated in recent years, but what's their real effect on public opinion?
Here's What It's Like to Argue Before a Judge That You Should Be Able to Get an Abortion Without Telling Your Parents
Most states require parents to be notified or provide consent for a minor to have an abortion, with exceptions for youths who fear abuse as a result. A new study offers a glimpse into what it's like to try to secure an exception.
Could a Name Change Increase Support for Safe Injection Sites?
A study shows that people feel differently about "overdose prevention sites" and "safe consumption sites."
What Research Can Tell Us About Breastfeeding Stigma
Stigma factors into our perceptions of breastfeeding and formula, with serious consequences for infant health.
You Probably Have Herpes, so Stop Laughing About It
The heavy stigmatization of herpes only contributes to increases in disease transmission and hinders public health prevention efforts.
Can Storytelling Help Destroy the Stigma Associated With Abortion?
Last year was dubbed “the year of the abortion story.” Though these narratives have changed some hearts and minds, dismantling abortion stigma won’t happen overnight. And it certainly won’t ensure reproductive freedom for all.
What Life Is Like When Having Your Period Means You Are Shunned
Rose George reports from Nepal and Bangladesh on menstrual taboos.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Dana Smith, 26, Psychology
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
Should All Americans, Regardless of Risk, Be Screened for HIV?
New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force could help lift some of the stigma associated with testing—and shift the bill to insurers.
TV Reinforces Psychotherapy Stigma
Therapists — and their clients — are often portrayed in unflattering ways on television comedies and dramas, and as a result, viewers may be less willing to seek the psychological help they need, according to a new study by Iowa State University researchers.