reproductive health


Both Parents’ Drinking Habits Matter When They’re Trying to Have a Baby

Reproductive health has long focused on the pregnant person's behavior—but their partner's lifestyle is important, too.


Birth Control Pills Might Be Making Teens Depressed

The pill is an amazing feat of medicine, but it's shocking that science doesn’t really know how hormones affect developing brains.


We Don't Really Need to Know 'Why' Women Orgasm

The eagerness to explain the female orgasm from a scientific perspective feels like much ado about nutting.


Vaping May Also Put Women's Fertility at Risk

A study finds that the nicotine and flavorings in vapes affect eggs in ways that would make it more difficult to conceive.


Please, Let's Just Say 'Vagina'

Some social media policies make it harder to use straightforward anatomical terms, which directly contributes to the taboo of talking about our bodies.


What Happens When an Abortion Doesn't Fully Work

I had an incomplete abortion last year. This is what I wish I'd known about them.


Women in Labor Can’t Hold In Their Babies. Nurses Tell Them To Do It Anyway

Mothers in labor are often asked to delay birth to accommodate doctors’ schedules. In many cases, it can have harmful consequences.


Conservatives Are Making Abortion Rights More Popular By Attacking Them

It seems some people don't know what they have until it's almost gone.


My Abortion Was the Most Positive Experience I Had With Canadian Health Care

I had expected the procedure to be fraught with difficulty, given the experiences of many women. I proved to be the exception.


Halsey Should Be the Speaker at Every Damn Function She Chooses

While being honored as an endometriosis spokesperson on Monday, she spoke honestly about her experience of living with the painful condition.


Doctors Don’t Understand Why Many Women Suffer Chronic Pelvic Pain

Women are consistently dismissed for reporting symptoms of an under-researched disorder.