Stories by Carey Purcell

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Posted on: Jun 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

At $1,700 a pop, being a bridesmaid is a pricey commitment. So why do groomsmen get away with spending so little?

Posted on: Sep 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Pre-op anxiety is often not surprising to patients, but the feelings can worsen after the procedure is done.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Gay Mormons have three options: Enter into a fraudulent heterosexual marriage, remain celibate, or leave the church.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When I was sexually assaulted and mugged last month, I was abruptly introduced to the culture of victim blaming — from the police, and even my family and friends.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Ten years after taking the medication, Bobby Grozier suffers from brain damage and he's lost more than $3 million in medical costs and income.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Imagine a choice between no intercourse or sex with unbearable pain. Then imagine that no doctor knows how to fix it. That's the world occupied by women with vulvodynia.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

I had a job and health insurance when I got sick, but my claim was denied. And that was just the beginning.