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…

India is the most dangerous country for women in terms of sexual violence and slave labor, according to a global poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts on women’s issues.

A Ukrainian clinic is performing pronuclear transfers for women unable to have their own children. The procedure creates embryos using DNA from 3 people and is banned by the FDA, criticized as “irresponsible human experimentation.” Experts don’t yet know if DNA changes are…

In Kenya, family planning is widely considered to be women’s responsibility and methods that affect men—like vasectomies—are traditionally scorned. Misconceptions like the negative effects on men's sex drives abound but education about the 15-minute procedure and its…