Mara Santilli

Trumbull, CT

Mara Santilli is a journalist reporting on health and wellness and how social and political systems influence the well-being of certain groups, including but not limited to Black and brown communities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. Her editorial work has appeared in publications such as Shape, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, InStyle, Glamour, and more. Outside of reading and writing, she enjoys traveling (especially to Italy), singing, dancing, musical theatre, and playing guitar

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Articles

If you have endometriosis, you probably already know this, but according to the most recent research, 50 to 70% of people with endometriosis report...

March 25, 2024

Endometriosis flare-ups: If you know, you know about the debilitating pain it can cause for at least 7-15% of women worldwide. For some people,...

February 29, 2024

It’s safe to say that no one really looks forward to a Pap smear…maybe you even pay special attention to your period tracker beforehand...

February 25, 2024

No one really wants to talk about sexually transmitted infections, especially if they’ve been affected by them, but it’s an important conversation to have...

February 20, 2024

You’ve probably already been going for your annual OB/GYN appointment for years now, and are used to getting your pap smear and even a...

February 1, 2024

As soon as you decide you’re trying for a baby, the first step (after stopping any birth control you’re using) is to take prenatal...

January 20, 2024

Upon immediately reading this, you might think these conditions are completely unrelated: One has to do with your brain, and the other has to...

January 15, 2024

If you’re on the IVF rollercoaster, the wait after an embryo transfer is a part of the journey that can feel like it’s months...

December 27, 2023

Whether you’re in the midst of the dreaded two-week wait after an IVF transfer or after trying to conceive with a partner, you’re probably...

December 5, 2023

There are so many different ways to have a family, and it is totally worth it, but it is definitely an endeavor that requires...

November 15, 2023

For the 10 to 20% of pregnancies that end in miscarriage, the loss is compounded when there are more people involved in the journey...

November 15, 2023

If you are a menstruating human, you are no stranger to the period poops. They are unpredictable, always unwelcome, and seem to come as...

October 24, 2023

Information about hormonal birth control, what type you should switch to, horror stories with IUD placement, and personal anecdotes about the pill making patients...

September 20, 2023

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