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Xenia E.

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 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

Sex 101

How to Recycle Your Sex Toy and Help Save the Planet

Resources are scant, but the advice is plentiful, and greener choices are available.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

Black Women Are Less Likely to Receive Care for Postpartum Depression

People of color are at higher risk for PPD, but face a disparity in treatment, research shows.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

Incarcerated Pregnant Women Face Healthcare Challenges

There are no mandatory standards for the care of expectant prisoners.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Understanding Reproductive Health

Herbal Abortions Are Dangerous—Let's Talk Safe Alternatives

With a possible overturning of Roe on the horizon, misinformation about DIY procedures abounds.

By Xenia Ellenbogen