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

These Doulas Are Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color

"It’s not our bodies that are broken. We need to look at all the other external factors that are making childbirth more dangerous.”
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
Parental Advisory

Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Miscarriage

If children learn that sex makes babies, shouldn’t they also learn that some pregnancies don’t get that far?
Jessica Zucker

Serena Williams Advocates for Maternal Healthcare After She Says She Almost Died

"Every mother, everywhere, regardless of race or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and birth."
Susan Rinkunas
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
women's health

We Need More Male Doulas

As the family dynamics shifts, so does the need for a more diverse birthing community.
Laura Dorwart
hard data

Having Older Brothers Might Increase a Man's Odds of Being Gay

It's long been thought that something must happen within the womb.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
Parental Advisory

A Nurse Called the Cops on a New Mom Who Wanted Depression Treatment

Jessica Porten went to a doctor's appointment with her daughter, Kira, to get help with postpartum depression. The nurse called California police.
April Dembosky, KQED
Asking for a friend

How Long Can I Delay Pregnancy And Still Remain Fertile?

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

Smoking Weed Appears Not to Affect Fertility

“We went into this thinking we would find something bad.”
Nick Keppler
Doctor's Note

I Delivered a Baby on My Flight to New York

I'm 27 and I'm not an OB/GYN.
Sij Hemal, MD
hard data

Trump's Embrace of Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is a Threat to Your Health

Instead of learning safer sex practices, students are simply taught to keep it in their pants.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD