hormones

Pregnancy

'Phantom Pregnancy' Is One of the Most Bizarre Medical Mysteries

Her abdomen had swollen up like a pregnant woman’s and she looked like she could give birth any minute. But there was no baby.
Olga Oksman
4.21.19
birth control

Your DNA Could Affect How Well Your Birth Control Works

New research suggests that people with an uncommon genetic variant make an enzyme that breaks down the hormones in birth control too quickly—which could put them at risk of unintended pregnancy.
Jessica Migala
3.20.19
This Week in Science

Birth Control Might Change Who Women Feel Attracted To

Women may be drawn to certain men because of the way they smell, and hormonal birth control could interfere.
Shayla Love
1.15.19
MASTURBATION

I Can’t Get Out of Bed Without Masturbating

I’m comatose until I cum. I decided to find out why.
Isabelle Kohn
1.14.19
Phys Ed

The Complicated Relationship Between Testosterone and Muscle Growth

It's not the levels of testosterone that men have that matters, but rather how sensitive they are to the hormone.
Christian Finn
11.27.18
Whale Poop

The Scientists Who Study Whale 'Defecation Events'

Whale poops fertilize ocean ecosystems, and also contain a wealth of information for marine scientists.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
VICE TONIC

'Phantom Pregnancy' Is One of the Most Bizarre Medical Mysteries

Her abdomen had swollen up like a pregnant woman’s and she looked like she could give birth any minute. But there was no baby.
Olga Oksman
4.24.18
battle of the sexes

Men Don't Survive Harsh Conditions As Well As Women Do

Even as babies, females survived more during famine and epidemics than males.
Shayla Love
1.24.18
Pregnancy

'Phantom Pregnancy' Is One of the Most Bizarre Medical Mysteries

Her abdomen had swollen up like a pregnant woman’s and she looked like she could give birth any minute. But there was no baby.
Olga Oksman
10.23.17
Health

Team USA's First Trans Athlete on the Future of Equality in Sports

"It's one thing for me to address the issue at a national level, but in many cases for the local level, it takes a student to challenge it, and that takes a lot of courage."
Madeline Moitozo
8.17.16
Stuff

The Argument for Masturbating During Childbirth

A growing number of women are using orgasms instead of drugs to "take the edge off" the pain of giving birth.
Sarika Chawla
3.10.16
Stuff

Dispelling the Myths About Trans People 'Detransitioning'

Stories about trans people looking to reverse their surgeries are far more complicated than tabloid headlines would have you believe.
Amber Roberts
11.17.15
0102