fertility

fertility

Women Shoulder the Invisible Burden of Preventing Pregnancy Alone

We talked to the researcher behind a study that examines how clinicians in the US reinforce the widely accepted notion that the physical, mental, and emotional labor around contraception is "women's work."
Kimberly Lawson
8.10.17
fertility

Humans Could Go Extinct, Thanks to Men

According to research, plummeting sperm counts could result in human annihilation. We asked men how guilty they feel about potentially wiping out the species.
Sirin Kale
7.26.17
egg freezing

Women Are Freezing Their Eggs Due to a 'Deficit' of Educated Men, Study Claims

We talked to the researcher behind the study rebuking the claim that women who participate in IVF typically do so to "preserve" their careers.
Kimberly Lawson
7.5.17
Science

Scientists Grow a Functional Miniature Model of the Womb Lining in Lab

Researchers hope that their achievement will pave the way for new breakthroughs in the cure for endometriosis and infertility.
Sirin Kale
4.11.17
Features

The Century-Long Battle to Disprove the Myth That All Women Want Children

In 1916, psychologist Leta Hollingworth published a paper in the "American Journal of Sociology" challenging the notion that women naturally want to procreate. One hundred years later, we're still struggling with the idea.
Olivia Campbell
11.24.16
men

Men Don't Know How Things Like Cell Phones Affect Their Fertility

Is that a cell phone is your pocket or are you just wasting away your fertility with every push notification? According to a new study, most men don't know which factors put their reproductive future at risk.
Kimberly Lawson
11.23.16
Health

How Alcohol Affects Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Researchers in Denmark have conducted one of the first major studies into how alcohol influences your chances of conceiving. We spoke to the lead author to find out why booze impairs your baby-making abilities.
Sirin Kale
9.1.16
Health

Harrowing Dog Testicle Discovery Implies that Human Fertility is Declining

According to a new study, contaminants may have caused dog fertility to decrease—and there's a chance the same contaminants could cause similar effects in humans.
Candace Bryan
8.9.16
Health

Ejaculate on Your iPhone for a Good Reason: It Can Now Count Your Sperm

Researchers at the University of Illinois have come up with a convenient way for men to check their fertility.
Gabby Bess
7.19.16
teens

Witnessing the Horrors of Young Motherhood Can Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Researchers previously thought that teens were more likely to become pregnant once their peers did. But a new study says they actually learn from their friends' mistakes.
Gabby Bess
7.5.16
reproductive health

What Happens When Uterus Transplants Fail

Two weeks after what seemed like a successful uterine transplant, 26-year-old Lindsey McFarland's body rejected the organ because of a routine yeast infection. Although advancements in reproductive health technology are staggering, the case highlights...
Cole Kazdin
4.14.16
Health

The Strange Hell Women Go Through to Donate Their Eggs

We Are Egg Donors is a website that offers women more transparency about donating than most fertility clinics are willing to give.
Colette Shade
1.17.16
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