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Pregnancy

We Asked
We Asked

5 Women Told Us What a Home Birth Is Really Like

Sometimes you poop in the birthing pool.
Cristina Maza
10.18.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Why Aren't Straight Men Told to Get Regular STD Tests?

Women and gay men carry the STD-testing burden.
Shayla Love
10.13.17
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

These Two Fertility Tests May Not Be Accurate

Tests that estimate ovarian reserves failed to predict who got pregnant in a new study.
Olivia Campbell
10.11.17
the mess in texas
the mess in texas

Texas Knows How to Fix Its Problem of Women Dying After Childbirth

They just won't do it.
Jason Silverstein
9.29.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

If India Is Making Progress in Reproductive Rights, Why Can’t the US?

The international battles for sex education, contraception, and abortion.
Sophie Cousins
9.19.17
doin' it
doin' it

The Best Condom Exists But We Can't Buy it Yet

Thanks, researchers.
Emily Cassel
9.18.17
RACE
RACE

Black Women Are 3.5 Times More Likely to Die From Being Pregnant Than White Women

And Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare would only make things worse.
Sarika Chawla
9.13.17
STDs
STDs

Getting Oral Sex While Pregnant Could Mess With the Baby

What most OB-GYNs aren't telling their patients about sex during their third trimester.
Callie Little
9.5.17
STDs
STDs

An STD Can Ruin Your Shot at Making a Baby One Day

24,000 women become infertile every year as a result of an undiagnosed STD. That's a lot of sad surprises.
Melissa Meinzer
8.30.17
Asking for a friend
Asking for a friend

You’re Screwed If You Wait Too Long to Take Plan B

Well, 75 percent screwed.
Patia Braithwaite
8.25.17
I'm shocked
I'm shocked

Huh, Another Study Says Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Doesn’t Work

Scientists and public health experts continue to rack up evidence that this kind of education is failing young people.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.22.17
uh oh
uh oh

Western Men Have Half as Much Sperm as They Did 40 Years Ago

And researchers don’t know exactly what’s causing the drop.
Stacey Colino
7.25.17