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

Scientists Are Starting to Understand Thousands of Rare Diseases That Affect Children

Seventeen years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
Linda Geddes
Parental Advisory

Pregnant and Nursing Women Shouldn't Use Marijuana, New Guidelines Say

There's limited research on marijuana but doctors say enough concerns exist about both short-term growth and long-term neurological consequences for children to recommend against it.
Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
Fighting Words

Celebrities Need to Stop Endorsing Detox Teas

Cardi B is the last person I'd expect to go full Kim Kardashian on me with this weight-loss product endorsement.
Rajul Punjabi
Phys Ed

Some Women Marathoners Run Faster After Giving Birth

The idea of a post-pregnancy performance bump gets passed around among elite female runners. But does it really exist?
Markham Heid
Fighting Words

10 Things Not to Say to New Moms

Offer to drop off food that’s not available on Seamless, find something positive to say about the baby’s name—but please do not utter these phrases.
Juno DeMelo
reproductive rights

It’s Even Harder to Get an Abortion if You’re in the Military

TRICARE, the military’s health insurance, won't cover abortions except in the cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is at risk. Women often have to go off base and pay out of pocket for their care.
Gia Miller

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
Parental Advisory

How California Is Helping More Women of Color Breastfeed in the Hospital

While Californian women of color are breastfeeding their babies in the hospital more frequently than in the past, they still lag far behind white women. Here's how hospitals are working to change that.
Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News

A Woman Died From a Botched Abortion After Other Providers Couldn’t Help Her

Even in liberal states like New York, restrictions on abortion can have unintended consequences.
Sarika Chawla

Does Smoking Marijuana Affect Breastmilk?

One of the first studies in 35 years took a look.
Jesse Hicks
united states of addiction

My Baby Was Born With a Drug Dependence

Tiny changes in the treatment protocols could spare thousands of infants from the same fate.
Elizabeth Brico