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 9:30am 3/24/15 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 10:00am 6/16/14 10:00am

​Adults Are Laughably Bad at Identifying Human Reproductive Systems

As it turns out, when you ask a bunch of adults to identify specific parts of the human body, suddenly everyone becomes a comedian! » 3/10/14 3:00pm 3/10/14 3:00pm

President Barack Obama Snuggled This Baby To Make Your Ovaries Explode

Oh here I am over here all "NOPE, I'm cool with not having kids and whatnot. NBD! Hey, what's that? It's a picture of President Barack Obama; how nice. Oh and what's that he's doin—OH MY GOD." All the ovaries exploding. All of them, y'all. » 1/07/14 8:30pm 1/07/14 8:30pm

'Fertile and 30' Is the New 'Flirty and 30'

According to conventional wisdom, on the stroke of midnight on your 27th birthday, Father Time begins to dog your steps and rapaciously guzzle up every last bit of your fertility ("fertility" being Father Time's snack of choice). Pursuing a career and putting having kids on hold is a risky idea, says conventional… » 6/20/13 4:15pm 6/20/13 4:15pm

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

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 10:00am 8/15/12 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 1:10pm 7/16/12 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 6:40pm 5/15/12 6:40pm

Who Needs Fallopian Tubes Anyway?

If you're wont to think about your reproductive system, usually you're thinking about your eggs (they're dyyyyying, after all) than about your fallopian tubes. But maybe we should start, because some doctors are suggesting women start thinking about removing them — not just having the tubes tied — when they're done… » 5/09/12 2:20pm 5/09/12 2:20pm

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 5:40pm 3/16/12 5:40pm

What If Your Ovaries Could Live Forever?

The world, and especially our mother, never tires of telling us that our biological clocks are ticking. We'd better have those babies sooner rather than later because we're running out of eggs, they say relentlessly. And there's a pretty good reason: Unlike our male counterparts, who produce sperm until they're old… » 2/27/12 6:45pm 2/27/12 6:45pm

Bristol Palin: Telling Mom About The Baby Was "Harder Than Labor"

• In a recent interview, Bristol Palin describes breaking the news about her pregnancy to her mother as being really, really painful. She also has this to say about her role as an advocate for abstinence: » 6/29/10 5:40pm 6/29/10 5:40pm

Who Needs Clothes When Crewcuts Kids Are So Freaking Cute?

Take a deep breath and get ready for an ovary-explosion, because the folks at J. Crew's Crewcuts have cast some adorable little whippersnappers. Free shipping! » 6/11/10 5:00pm 6/11/10 5:00pm

Teachers Punished For "Spirit" Lap Dance • Fox Viewers Aren't…

• Two high school teachers from Winnipeg have been suspended for performing a lap dance at a pep rally. School officials say the dance was "totally inappropriate" and a 12th grade student called it "dirty." Video after the jump. • » 2/24/10 5:20pm 2/24/10 5:20pm

White House Gets Puppy-Proofed • Another Boy Commits Suicide After…

• The Obamas are facing the tough job of puppy-proofing the White House for new dog Bo. Also in presidential-pet news, artist Bob Staake's book, The First Pup, has yet to find a publisher. » 4/21/09 5:30pm 4/21/09 5:30pm

Doctors Debate What To Remove During Hysterectomies

Several new studies are challenging previously held beliefs about hysterectomies; specifically, some experts claim that removing the cervix and the ovaries could be detrimental to both a woman's health and her sex life. » 2/26/09 11:30am 2/26/09 11:30am

All of us know that all sorts of shit can go wrong with our unique internal plumbing: Fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis. And! After reading this informative but horrifying story, we all have something new to worry about: "Ovary death." Kathy Harris, 49, had experienced giving birth, a tubal ligation, and a broken… » 5/01/08 12:45pm 5/01/08 12:45pm

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

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 1:30pm 3/04/08 1:30pm

President Bush Still Controls Our Ovaries