Turns Out Ovarian Reserve Testing Isn't Totally Reliable

Every Lean In Group in America has at one point discussed the possibility of freezing one’s own eggs. Since women are only born with a set number of eggs that die off regularly, the procedure can be a good choice for women who are, for whatever reason, not ready to have children when their egg supply begins to rapidly… »10/05/15 9:45pm10/05/15 9:45pm

Menopause May Be the Evolutionary Origin of Romantic Relationships -- And Cheating

Menopause is one of the oddest features of human reproductive biology. Not the hot flashes or the forgetfulness, but the fact that older women lose the ability to have babies. Now researchers say that once it appeared, menopause may have had a ripple effect on human mating that helped create the human pair-bond. »9/08/15 8:45pm9/08/15 8:45pm

America Is Having More Babies for the First Time Since the Recession

America’s been having fewer babies since around the time of the recession, probably because suddenly everyone’s money was gone and women were afraid of taking vacations, much less maternity leave. But for the first time since 2007, the birth rate has actually increased. Maybe you’re not imagining the uptick in… »6/17/15 1:30pm6/17/15 1:30pm

Woman Cuts off Husband's Penis Twice, Then Throws It Out a Window

This right here is commitment: Feng Lung has been arrested for causing grievous bodily harm to her husband (and father of her five children) Fan Lung after she discovered that her man was sending "saucy texts" to his new lover from his wife's phone. So she cut off his dick. And then she cut it off again. And if she… »1/13/15 5:30pm1/13/15 5:30pm

Hot New Having It All Tip: Just Be Rich Enough to Freeze Your Eggs!

This cover of this week's Bloomberg Businessweek features a confident-looking white woman in her thirties and the seductive headline FREEZE YOUR EGGS FREE YOUR CAREER. Is it already that time during the year when magazines invite America to comment on reproductive and parenting choices that are only available to a… »4/17/14 1:50pm4/17/14 1:50pm

White Women Are More Likely Than Other Races To Succeed At IVF

New research into In Vitro Fertilization success rates has revealed a curious trend: white ladies are more likely to successfully become pregnant as a result of the procedure than women of other ethnic backgrounds, and scientists say they can't figure out why. It's a white mystery, not unlike that confusing flavor of… »11/06/13 1:15pm11/06/13 1:15pm

Believing You're Magical Is Really Bad Birth Control

New research shows that a huge contributing cause of unintended pregnancy in the US isn't birth control failure or devious condom-sabotaging gnomes, it's women believing that they can't get pregnant because they're magical and special, nothing like those other silly non-magical fools who get pregnant all the time.… »10/28/13 11:50am10/28/13 11:50am

No One Is Going To Help You Pay For Your Fancy Egg Freezing

Being a woman means that making permanent decisions about reproduction must occur within a time frame that, for many of us, predates a time frame when we can be trusted to responsibly select an appropriate paint color for the living room (not terra cotta. It makes being in the living room feel like slowly going… »10/23/13 6:30pm10/23/13 6:30pm

Three-Parent Mutant Babies Coming Soon to the U.K.

And I use the term "mutant" as X-Men's Magneto would: a superrace that will eventually dominate the rest of humanity. Sort of. Britain has given the OK to "three-parent" fertility treatments that would implant genetically modified embryos into women in order to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children. »6/28/13 11:30am6/28/13 11:30am