In many countries, sterilization as a mode of birth control has given way to IUDs and the pill. But in India, where it has a troubled past, it remains the top method of birth control.

The modern man produces half the sperm his grandfather did, and is half as fertile—and this accelerating decline of male fertility is may put men on track “to void the species entirely,” writes Daniel Noah Halpern. Sperm counts are down by more than half in the past 4…

Tanzania’s president John Magufuli has advised couples to forego birth control because the country needs more people, local news outlets reported. Africa’s population is set to double to 2.5 billion people by 2050. Magufuli called families seeking contraception “lazy” and…

Most contraception reports focus on surveying women, but to get the full picture of spousal communication on contraception and contraceptive use, it’s crucial to incorporate men to prevent bias.

The “catastrophic failure” of an Ohio fertility clinic’s cryogenic tank destroyed 4,000 eggs and embryos in one weekend, leaving some would-be parents with no options to have biological children. The incident, and another like it, have spurred dozens of lawsuits brought by…

Beyond condoms, male birth control may seem the stuff of contraceptive mythology. But research shows that men do want more birth control options—but the science is lagging, and getting new methods approved is a slog. The potential risks involved in pregnancy mean…

Having more than one child, early onset of menstruation, and/or late onset of menopause are all associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's, research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago indicates.  

Under a more conservative Supreme Court, the future of Roe v. Wade is unclear at best. But abortions are already illegal or difficult to obtain in some states, forcing women to travel, delay the procedure, or try a more modern option: mail-order abortions.

The world’s most effective birth control method—long-acting reversible contraception—is also the world’s least-used common method.   Long-lasting IUDs work 99% of the time. Compare that to the pill, which fails for 9 out of 100 women. But newer, safer LARCs have had trouble…

The prospect of a US Supreme Court tilting right has spurred speculation that the landmark 1973 abortion ruling Roe v. Wade will be overturned. But the landscape is very different today, write Pam Belluck and Jan Hoffman—with more tools to prevent and detect pregnancy, and…