More non-Hispanic whites in the United States are dying than are being born. The Great Recession appears to be the main culprit as birthrates have declined 13% in two years. How will the Baby Bust affect the country in the future?
Researchers believe women who have their last child after 33 are more likely to live into their late nineties. The findings are a matter of genes, meaning the relationship between late motherhood and long life is correlative, not causative.
American and European researchers are currently testing a procedure that uses generic fertility drugs and simpler equipment and could end up costing less than US$300.
Mandatory ultrasounds are becoming a required part of the abortion process across the United States, and some states might be taking it too far.
Scientists of all stripes have for years investigated the proclivities and behaviors of our primate cousins in order to gain insight into human behavior, and a recent study of rhesus macaques has added two more shared traits: the enjoyment of pornography and the worship of celebrities. Here’s ...
Imagine if Rip Van Winkle fell asleep in 1992 and woke up yesterday. He would probably be amazed at the extent to which our national conversation on reproductive health has regressed in 20 years. Abortion is no longer at the center of the debate. It's contraception! While many health care plans ...
Leigh Gallagher discusses her decision to freeze her eggs and the bioethics involved in delaying parenthood.
A new study has isolated stem cells in human ovaries that could be developed into mature eggs, or ova. This discovery "opens the door for development of unprecedented technologies to overcome infertility in women and perhaps even delay the timing of ovarian failure."