Monday's Roundup: The American transgender experience, Google Jobs works to level the playing field, IUDs linked to reducing cervical cancer, & more...

November 20, 2017 Kimberly Williams

It may be Monday, but here's to a short work week! Whatever your Thanksgiving festivities might consist of (avoiding politics like the plague, filling up on hors d'ouvres, or passing out at 8pm), we have our hand-picked articles to keep you updated before you get your gobble on. 

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, to remember trans folks whose lives were taken by anti-transgender violence and prejudice. These photos from the Transilient production team "capture the spectrum of transgender experience — and prove that there is more to being trans than what others might assume."

"Undoubtedly, one of the biggest contributors to the wage gap is that fact that we've been programmed by the patriarchy to believe that talking about money is impolite." Google Jobs is changing the game by adding a salary estimator in its job search. Smell ya later wage discrimination! 

A study has found that women with an IUD were 30 percent less likely to get cervical cancer than women who don't use it as a form of birth control. Contraceptive + cancer control = win for women's health. 

"I used to blame myself every time I came down with another UTI, but it turns out that factors largely out of one’s control make women more prone to these infections—and personal hygiene often has very little to do with it." If you get recurrent UTIs, here are 8 things you should know. For more info, check out why women are more prone to getting UTIs than others. 

"You don't have to be a marathon runner to benefit from physical activity." A study from the University of California, San Diego concludes that just 30 minutes of very light activity like walking slowly or household chores was tied to a 12 percent reduction in mortality in women ages 63 to 99. 

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormone disorder that causes numerous symptoms, including infertility. Whether you or someone you know suffers from PCOS, here are the best birth control pills that can alleviate symptoms and rebalance your hormones. 

Fact: we consume a variety of media throughout the day. This quirky chart illustrates why and where we consume such media, not to mention it's extremely relatable. I mean, who doesn't pretend to be in a music video while they're listening to music on public transportation?! 



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