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 Reproductive Health

How Long Do Condoms and Other Forms of Birth Control Last?

Just like over-the-counter meds, contraceptives come with expiration dates.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

Pregnancy While Being a Chronically Ill Person

Does your illness impact your maternal health? A good medical team can help.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Understanding Reproductive Health

Experts React to and Correct Women's Health Misinformation on TikTok

Influencers dispensing unverified medical advice on social media can cause real harm.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Sex 101

How Often Do Couples Have Sex?

Once a day, once a week, once a month or any other frequency are all normal.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Culture and Entertainment

STD Education in Schools Could Prove Crucial

Are we doing enough to prepare our children for their future safety?

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Exercise, Diet and Nutrition

Yoni Pills Make Sweeping Claims. Take a Closer Look.

This herbal suppository has no proven benefits and, in fact, can make you prone to infection.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

It's True: Your Period Products Are Covered by HSA and FSA

You can use your flexible spending or health savings account to purchase menstrual care items.

By Xenia Ellenbogen

Understanding Reproductive Health

How to Have the Birth Control Talk With Your Partner

Opening up the conversation about contraception—and what happens if it fails—isn't easy.

By Xenia Ellenbogen