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Xenia Ellenbogen

Xenia Ellenbogen (she/they) is a freelance sex and mental health writer. She focuses on reproductive justice, LGBTQIA+ issues, menstrual equity, gender, and trauma. She holds a BA in writing from The New School.

Understanding STDs/STIs

Who Bears the Brunt of STI Stigma?

Having a sexually transmitted infection is bad, but what other people think can make it worse.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Eating Disorders in LGBTQIA+ People May Require More Focused Care

Equality in treatment is vital for queer people who experience anorexia, bulimia and more.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Queering Menstruation: Periods Aren't Binary

Healthcare can affirm the experiences of nonbinary menstruators by degendering the cycle.

By Xenia Ellenbogen


Congenital Syphilis Cases Are on the Rise

Failing public health systems may be responsible for the lack of timely treatment that cures CS.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

We Need to Talk About Period Poverty in America

More than 40 percent of women in the U.S. lack access to menstrual hygiene tools and education.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Understanding Your Vagina

No, Your Vulva Doesn't Need Skincare

Revelations about intimate products are all over social media, but are the items necessary?

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

We Need to Talk About Maternal Overdoses and Suicides

Two of the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths are under-discussed and need attention.

By Xenia Ellenbogen