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Scientists Spy on Sex Lives of Octopuses

Katherine Harmon Courage | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Katherine Harmon Courage

Finding a human mate is difficult enough. We at least, however, have bars and online dating sites. For the octopus, things can be a little more challenging.

8 Ways to Overcome Anxiety About a Gynecologist Visit

Em & Lo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

We all have to do things we don't like: take our vitamins, shovel snow when it's blocking the front door, pay our taxes, leave the womb. But we do it; we just get it over with as quickly and with as little fanfare as possible -- and it ultimately makes our lives easier and better.

'It's Complicated': How I Learned to Fend off That Question

Amy Lossie | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Amy Lossie

I will always remember the first time I shored up the courage to give the nosey person a steely look and replied, "It's complicated."

Are Men Useless? New Study Shows Dwindling Need For Y Chromosome

Posted 11.22.2013 | Science

A new study has promising results for those battling male infertility. Researchers at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii h...

Forget About Controlling Your Thighs, and Other Wisdom from Debora Spar's Wonder Women

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Linda Flanagan

For any woman who has grappled with competing identities over the years, Spar's book is a refreshing acknowledgement of the impossible expectations women carry around with them, starting in adolescence and extending into old age.

Religiosity More About Reproduction Than Cooperation

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Why do religious beliefs vary so broadly? I'm not talking here about the near-cosmic diversity in the content of religious belief. Rather, I'd like to consider why some individuals seem fervently devout while others seem devoid of any superstition.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Reproductive System?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Women

Ah, the glorious reproductive system. It's such an important part of women's lives, and yet so many of us know so little about it. It's not our fa...

We Need an Enlightened Version of Fatherhood for the New Age

Donna Henes | Posted 08.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

The hand that rocks the cradle, has, from antiquity, ruled the world. Motherhood has been the only recognized blood kinship for the majority of people...

Dare to Be 100: Why Do Women Outlive Men?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Paradoxically, despite the fact that fewer males live into old age, the ones who do seem healthier and more robust than the ladies. Why?

Homosexuals Don't Reproduce: False!

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.

What basic fact about homosexuality do you, your parents, your local evangelical priest, and your science teacher most likely agree about? Try this one: Homosexuals don't reproduce. This verity is beyond obvious: Try as they may, two men or two women together cannot have babies.

Friday Freak Out: BPA May Create An Even Bigger Hormonal Mess

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome again to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback or ideas for environmental health topics via email or Twitter. Among its devas...

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin's Legacy Among Doulas in L.A.

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Antonia Blumberg

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives recounts the history of the natural birth movement in the United States. It is the story of a revolution, initiated in the least likely place imaginable.

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.