reproductive health

Parental Advisory

Why Are Women Still Refusing Painkillers During Childbirth?

An increasing number of American women are choosing to have their babies delivered with fewer interventions.
Natasha Preskey
1.3.19
fertility

Tracking Your Fertility Can Be an Emotional Whirlwind

Women who use fertility tracking apps generally fall into one of five categories.
Mayara Costa Figueiredo
Yunan Chen
12.26.18
baby-making

Here’s How Your Diet Affects the Health of Your Sperm

If you’re looking to hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet in the not-too-distant, you may want to consider getting some more of the following into your diet.
Grant Stoddard
12.20.18
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
9.18.18
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
Weed

Does Weed Actually Work for Period Cramps?

Menstrual pain could soon be a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana.
Nicole Wetsman
4.18.18
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
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
7.5.17
GUIDES

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
6.28.17
baby-making

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
5.3.17
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
2.24.17
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