What It's Like to Be an OB/GYN in Sierra Leone: An Interview

Each day, around 800 women across the globe die because of complications during pregnancy or childbirth. Doctors Without Borders, the international medical organization that sends physicians to impoverished areas, recently launched a multimedia project to illuminate the reality of these unnecessary deaths. Because… »7/22/15 4:05pm7/22/15 4:05pm

Scientists May Have Finally Discovered a Chlamydia Vaccine

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, infecting around 1.4 million people in the United States in 2012. The infection is gnarly: it can lead to ectopic pregnancies, pneumonia, and infertility in women, and can also cause blindness if you get the infection in your eyes (which you should… »6/23/15 9:30pm6/23/15 9:30pm

Your Womb Is Full of Tiny Dead Babies, Says Pastor Who Certainly Understands a Lot About Medical Science and Wombs

This is a little stale, but let's make fun of it anyway, shall we? Colorado pastor and completely heterosexual sperm-warrior for Jesus Kevin Swanson—whose previous hits include "Gays will burn Christians at the stake!" and "Gays lured Hurricane Sandy to New York with their tantalizing buttholes!"—has now taken on… »2/15/13 2:30pm2/15/13 2:30pm

Spread Facts With These Handy Reproductive Rights Infographics

The Guttmacher Institute released some helpful new reproductive health infographics today in honor of the upcoming 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Facts about abortion and contraception have never been more important, so check these out for a glimpse of what it's really like to be a woman in the United States today. »1/08/13 1:30pm1/08/13 1:30pm

Get Your Jizz While the Getting's Good: Sperm Quality and Quantity Is Declining

In some parts of the world, there has been a considerable decline in sperm quality and quantity in recent years, according to reports from sperm banks as well as evidence from scientific research. The cause is not yet known, but some are pointing pollutants and a "modern Western lifestyle," which includes cellphones… »8/29/12 12:00pm8/29/12 12:00pm

Medical Experts Heartily Dismiss Todd Akin’s Idea of ‘Legitimate Rape’

Since Todd Akin was more than willing to share his "scientific" knowledge of rape with a (mostly) nonplussed American public, it seems only fair that some legitimate medical doctors should get a chance to perhaps offer a more erudite perspective. Akin's claim that "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole… »8/21/12 12:50pm8/21/12 12:50pm

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

Christian College Suing Over Birth Control Mandate Didn't Realize it Already Covered Contraception

Wheaton College, a private Christian school in Illinois, wishes to be exempt from the Obama administration's newly-enacted birth control insurance mandate, like other religious-run schools and hospitals. But there's one problem: Wheaton doesn't qualify for the exemption, despite the fact that they're adamantly against… »8/03/12 4:50pm8/03/12 4:50pm

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Will Remain Open, Thanks to Anti-Choicers' Big Mouths

Loose lips sink abortion eliminating ships. Erm, laws. Today, a federal judge temporarily extended an injunction blocking the enforcement of a state law designed to close the state's only abortion clinic in part because politicians who vocally supported the law couldn't fucking shut up about how the law wasn't about… »7/11/12 5:40pm7/11/12 5:40pm

Conservatives Continue Global Fight Against Abortion, Contraception, & Reality

"Sluts, keep yer legs closed!" hasn't been a viable public health solution for the last several thousand years, but if we pray real hard, maybe it someday will be. Until mass abstinence is feasible or permanent pregnancy is desired, sustainable, or safe, though, the best options women have to control their… »7/06/12 11:30am7/06/12 11:30am