fertility

body

We Looked Into Whether Tight Underwear Is a Sperm-Killer

Whether you’re a laid-back boxers-wearer or an uptight fan of briefs, the choice may have an influence on your sperm health.
Kat Eschner
10.15.18
healthcare

Cancer Treatment Can Make People Infertile, But Insurance Companies Aren't Always Willing to Help

If young people with cancer want to have kids later, they might have to pay out of pocket for things like egg retrieval, egg and sperm storage, and treatments like IVF.
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
10.12.18
parenting

We Looked Into Whether 'Baby Fever' Is a Real Thing

Psychology can tell us a lot about why some people suddenly become obsessed with having a baby.
Julie Stewart
10.2.18
family

The Jarring Experience of Learning You Were Conceived With Donor Sperm or Eggs

"In the beginning my body felt invaded. And I didn’t know who made up the other half of me.”
Louise McLoughlin
9.21.18
Sex

Orgasms Can Relieve Hiccups, Migraines, and Help Men Live Longer

And, shocker, there's scarce research on what they do for women.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.10.18
Whoa

In The Future, You Could Be Pregnant Outside Your Body

Ectogenesis—having a baby in an artificial womb—sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a reality if you're rich enough.
Natasha Preskey
6.14.18
Asking for a friend

Can I Skip My Period Safely?

Doctors break down why getting your period is actually optional.
Elizabeth Brown
5.30.18
hormones

Being Hormonal Is Actually A Good Thing

What we consider 'hormonal' is actually a sign of higher intelligence.
Carson Kessler
3.21.18
Fighting Words

When Women Bear the Burden of Infertility to Protect the Male Ego

I went through two rounds of treatment over several months before we took a closer look at my husband.
Stephanie Auteri
2.16.18
Asking for a friend

How Long Can I Delay Pregnancy And Still Remain Fertile?

You probably have longer than you think.
Nick Keppler
2.6.18
The High Life

Smoking Weed Appears Not to Affect Fertility

“We went into this thinking we would find something bad.”
Nick Keppler
2.5.18
fertility

How Long Can Frozen Embryos Last?

We learned this week that a woman gave birth using a 24-year-old embryo.
Olivia Campbell
12.21.17
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