The Decade in Health
As the 2010s come to close, we look back at a mix of your favourite stories and speakers. From the rising opioid crisis to the danger of concussions in sports, these are the ideas, people, and conversations that helped define Canada
My Life and Death on Opioids
BY CHRIS WILLIE
In November 2017, The Walrus started working with Chris Willie on a memoir about his fentanyl addiction. While writing the article, Willie died from an overdose. This version of his story is published with his family’s approval
Are Breast Implants Making Women Sick?
BY JULIE CHADWICK
New evidence suggests that doctors were wrong about one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world
Teaching Teens How to Have Good Sex
BY VIVIANE FAIRBANK
Many young adults accept pain as a normal part of intercourse. Why doesn’t sex ed value pleasure?
A History of Hymens
BY DR. JEN GUNTER
The Vagina Bible author on why virginity is a social construct
How I Saved My Kids From Sugar
BY YONI FREEDHOFF
The overconsumption of sugar has became a normal part of our culture. Here’s a recipe for fighting back
The Human Egg Trade
BY ALISON MOTLUK
How Canada’s fertility laws are failing donors, doctors, and parents
After Two Decades on Antidepressants, Who Am I?
BY EMILY LANDAU
I was diagnosed with a mental illness at age eleven and joined one of the first generations to grow up on prescription pills