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LGBT
LGBT

Parents Battle for Custody to Stop Trans Son from Receiving Hormone Therapy

The 17-year-old, who currently lives with his grandparents, was told by medical professionals that he should start hormone therapy as soon as possible as part of his treatment for gender dysphoria.
Kimberly Lawson
2.13.18
relationships
relationships

Why You Want Your Partner More When They Check Out of the Relationship

In a new study, researchers found that partners who were more invested in a relationship released more oxytocin—also known as the "love hormone"— when they thought the other partner was less invested.
Kimberly Lawson
5.18.17
Sex
Sex

This Hormone Injection Could Make You More Romantic and Horny

A recent study sheds light on how kisspeptin, a naturally occurring reproductive hormone, works to link sexual and emotional brain processing with the part of the brain that regulates the reproduction.
Kimberly Lawson
2.1.17
history
history

The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth Control Side Effects Secret

A recently published study sheds light on the alarming relationship between hormonal birth control and depression. But the findings are only the latest in a long line of battles between women and their doctors over accurate information.
Bethy Squires
10.17.16
Sex
Sex

How to Bio-Hack Your Brain to Have Sex Without Getting Emotionally Attached

Scientists have isolated the hormones and brain structures that may be responsible for romantic attachment. Is it possible to manipulate them to have sex without all those annoying post-coital feelings?
Sirin Kale
8.25.16
Sex
Sex

'I Was a Slave to Testosterone': How Sex Changes for Trans Women on Hormones

The experiences of transgender women on male-to-female hormone replacement therapy disrupt the conservative notion of intrinsic sex differences. Three trans women explain what it was like to change their hormonal sex, and how it unlocked parts of their...
Diana Tourjée
2.18.16
HEALTH
HEALTH

I Used My Hormones as a Horoscope and It Worked

Hormones impact virtually every aspect of our lives, so if you track your cycle you can know exactly what's going to happen.
Cole Kazdin
1.16.16