reproductive health

Living With It

I Thought I Was Gaining Weight, Then Doctors Found a 20-Pound Cyst on My Ovaries

No matter how much I worked out, my stomach refused to shrink. Turns out I wasn't gaining weight, I was just carrying a fluid-filled nightmare.
Alia Marsha

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
Asking for a friend

Can I Skip My Period Safely?

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

Does Weed Actually Work for Period Cramps?

Menstrual pain could soon be a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana.
Nicole Wetsman
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
You're Smarter Than That

Add Glitter to the Long List of Things That Don’t Belong in Your Vagina

The unicorn trend has gone too far.
Susan Rinkunas

No But Really, Don't Put Garlic in Your Vag

It won't help with the itch, and it might cause other problems.
Erene Stergiopoulos

It's Never the Right Time to Be Asked if You Want Your Eggs Frozen

Doctors with patients in possession of ovaries, take note.
Emily Cassel
hard data

Men Who Work Out Have Superior Sperm

A simple change in lifestyle may be all some guys need to get their swimmers back in shape.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
Living With It

The Period That Wouldn't Quit

One writer reveals the bloody truth about her experience with Menorrhagia.
Sarah Kasbeer

Why Aren't Doctors Recommending Post-Birth IUDs?

Gynecologists are depriving new moms of the best birth control for them.
Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy
women's health

Way Too Many Women Don’t Know Where Their Vaginas Are

In a recent survey of 1,000 women, 44 percent were unable to identify the vagina on a medical illustration of the female reproductive tract.
Kate Watson