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Is Human Longevity Due to Grandmothers or Older Fathers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.31.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

Why do humans tend to live such a long time? Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, can last into their mid-forties in the wild. Yet somewhere in the last six million years, human lifespans have lengthened dramatically, so that living into our seventies is no big surprise.

Scientists Get Stem Cells From WHAT?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/16/2012 10:22 AM EDT on LiveScience Death will come for us all one day, but life will not ...

Should Sex Selection of Embryos Be Regulated in the United States?

Jasmeet Sidhu | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science
Jasmeet Sidhu

Many expectant parents often joke about having a gender preference for their as yet unborn child: a boy, perhaps, to go to baseball games with dad, or a girl, to one day see her in a wedding dress. But what if those preferences could become a choice?

The Truth About the 'Biological Urge'

Laura Carroll | Posted 10.10.2012 | Women
Laura Carroll

When it comes to the "biological urge," it's time to shift our thinking to reflect what is real.

'You Mean About the No Pants?'

Bethany Meyer | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

Where do your kids ask their tough questions?

Fertility Drugs May Affect Children's Stature, Study Suggests

Posted 07.17.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 07/16/2012 09:05 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Children conceived through use of fe...

Sexy Spider Loses Penis To Gain Big Advantage

Posted 06.13.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/12/2012 07:17 PM EDT on LiveScience After leaving its detachable penis to finish inse...

'I Don't Want To Have Children'

Salon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women

"I was hoping for something more than a baby receptacle." That's what one of my 32-year-old male friends said to explain why he was dating a woman sev...

I Never Thought I Wanted A Baby -- Until...

Salon | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women

It started with a TV commercial. I can't remember what was being advertised. All I know is that it showed a father holding a newborn baby, and I start...

In Defense of My Body, Health & Choices

Voto Latino | Posted 06.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Not one question was answered. We were vocal and they were stunned silent. Mission accomplished.

What I Think About When I Think About Sex

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.03.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

It takes something as profound as love to trick us into putting aside our conflicting interests and mistrust long enough to mate, and sometimes even to raise a family together.

The Important Work of Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Jennifer Hamady

Villainizing the entire organization is a mistake. It ignores, and dismisses, the services Planned Parenthood provides that we all -- regardless of our political views -- can agree are important.

The Context of Sex

Carin Bondar | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Carin Bondar

We're not the only girls in the animal kingdom who fall for the wrong guys, strategize about finding 'Mr. Right' and occasionally fend off the advances of unwelcome suitors. Like many other ladies, from beetles to chickens to dolphins, we're generally the 'choosy' sex.

Cara Santa Maria

Is Sex For Pleasure Uniquely Human? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.13.2012 | Education

You've probably heard the rumors that dolphins are the only other mammals that have sexual intercourse for pleasure. It appears as though this is almost true, depending again on how one defines sex for pleasure.

Catherine Pearson

Is Male Birth Control Coming? The Gates Foundation Thinks | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Women

When some of the most innovative thinkers in contraception research meet to discuss the future of birth control this weekend, they won't just be discu...

Pop Music Is Human Nature

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Barry Kaufman

I've got a proud confession to make: I'm a pop music junkie. Drizzy Drake, Britney, Adele, Nicki, Ke$ha, you name it. I love it. But I've got to admit...

Sperm Donor Fathers 150 Kids, System Under Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Concerns are being raised about the lack of regulation of sperm donors in the United States, after one anonymous man was found to have fathered 150 ch...

The Hypocrisy of Being Green and Making Babies

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
Toni Nagy

I find myself second-guessing every environmental decision since I produced this little being of natural destruction.

California's Flammability Standard Puts Children at Risk

Sarah Janssen | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Sarah Janssen

A study published this week in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives is further evidence that California children are the most highly exposed...

I Am Creative

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I Am Creative, Posture/Exercise: The Butterfly Hip Opener Pose

International Surrogate Pregnancy Industry On The Rise

The Wall Street Journal | TAMARA AUDI and ARLENE CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a hospital room on the Greek island of Crete with views of a sapphire sea lapping at ancient fortress walls, a Bulgarian woman plans to deliver a b...

I'm Pregnant -- Just Serve Me Some Coffee And No One Gets Hurt

Pauline Millard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pauline Millard

Is a guy with a 10th grade education also an OB/GYN? "I could smoke crack if I wanted to," I said. "So why don't you make it a large coffee?"

Love Can't Buy You Money

Beth Kohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Kohl

First, what is with this doctor? Suleman sought treatment from the same reproductive specialist who enabled her first six children. He already knew she had six.

The Politicization of Sex and Reproduction

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Diana DeGette

Instead of policies based on extreme ideology, we need to start a new dialogue about reproductive and sexual health that is based on sound, science-based public policies.

Too Young for This: Menopause at 32

Alice Crisci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

I've been receiving Lupron injections since before chemo, throwing my body into "menopause" as opposed to real menopause. No more periods. No more PMS. No more cancer. Maybe, no more eggs.