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Older Ovaries, Not Older Eggs, May Reduce Fertility With Aging

Women who are over 40 have a notoriously hard time getting pregnant by in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and it’s long been assumed that their problem stems from “old eggs”. But a preprint now available online at the Journal of Endocrinology suggests that the real problem might be the aging of the cells that surround the… »8/13/15 2:50pm8/13/15 2:50pm

The Best Time I (Maybe) Regenerated an Ovary

Inside a tiny room in the back of my gynecologist’s office, there’s a small cork board covered with inspirational quotes. As you’re sitting in that cramped nook having vials of blood drawn, you can crane your neck to the right and absorb the evergreen wisdom of Maya Angelou, Pema Chödrön, Oprah, and 50 Shades of Grey »4/23/15 11:50am4/23/15 11:50am

Angelina Jolie Writes New NYT Op-Ed About Having Her Ovaries Removed

Roughly two years after she wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about getting a mastectomy, Angelina Jolie has followed through on her plans to have a salpingo-oophorectomy, due to her genetic predisposition for ovarian cancer. "Regardless of the hormone replacements I'm taking, I am now in menopause," she writes… »3/24/15 9:30am3/24/15 9:30am

​Woman Set To Have Ovaries Removed Discovers She's 32 Weeks Pregnant

A woman in New Zealand was in for quite the surprise a few months ago when she was admitted to a hospital for an operation to remove her ovaries after dealing with intense abdominal pain. Doctors instead found a 32 week-old 9 pound fetus alive and well. Inside her. Just hanging out. Now they are trying to figure… »6/16/14 10:00am6/16/14 10:00am

About a Third of Egg Donation Websites Offer More Money to Women with Gattaca Eggs

A recent overview of websites aimed at recruiting women to donate their eggs to those with fertility problems has revealed that almost a third of such sites do not follow ethical guidelines, which include not offering potential donors higher sums of money for a Gattaca baby and informing donors about the potential… »8/15/12 10:00am8/15/12 10:00am

Congressman Thinks Birth Control Is Worse than Animal Cruelty

Iowa Republican Steve King currently fighting to oppose California's right to regulate eggs from out of state, but he argues against Affordable Care Act on the grounds that the government shouldn't have the right to tell states what to do. He's also against letting states outlaw fois gras, and in favor of letting… »7/16/12 1:10pm7/16/12 1:10pm

Your Jerky Ovaries Are Tricking You Into Picking Bad Boys

Oh, bad boys, with their leather jackets, their greased back hair, their fear of commitment, and their ways of thrilling us while simultaneously making us feel shitty about ourselves. We just can't get enough of them! We've spent an eternity beating ourselves up over our perverse attraction to these cads, but now it… »5/15/12 6:40pm5/15/12 6:40pm

Legislators Got You Down? Cheer Up With Uterus-centric Stuff from Etsy

It's pretty obvious that lawmakers are waging a war on women, and it can make you want to tear out your hair, scream, and cry. Here's another option: Celebrate your uterus! Prove you're proud of your reproductive organs, and feel a sense of ownership over your ladyparts — buying uterus-inspired stuff from Etsy. »3/16/12 5:40pm3/16/12 5:40pm

Canned Career Columnist: "Take That Career Drive And Direct It Toward Mating!"

Last we heard from Penelope Trunk, she was a Yahoo! Finance career columnist in the midst of being unceremoniously sacked for the women's ghetto of the company's "Lifestyle" channels. We were deeply saddened, as we often agreed with her advice, like the time she said that if you want a better job, "Don't work hard!… »3/04/08 1:30pm3/04/08 1:30pm