Missouri Rep. Todd Akin bungled science when he claimed that women who are raped are naturally protected from pregnancy. But he’s not the first politician to have a shaky relationship with scientific fact
Aside from condoms and a vasectomy, there aren’t any reliable methods of birth control for men. But researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Baylor College of Medicine report in Friday’s edition of the journal Cell that an …
According to a U.S. government advisory panel, almost no one should get screened for prostate cancer. But a new study this week reflects the continued view of many physicians — that screening does help to catch tumors earlier. …
Long-acting contraceptives like IUDs and implants, which eliminate the potential for human error, are far more effective than more commonly used methods like the Pill, patch and vaginal ring.
Seventeen-year-olds can legally buy Plan B over the counter at the drugstore, but nearly 20% of pharmacists incorrectly deny them access.
Prenatal exposure to pollutants in city air is linked to later anxiety, depression and behavior problems in children.
A government task force recommends less frequent screening for cervical cancer and reverses its initial advice on HPV testing, allowing it for some women.
Will women be left without breast cancer screening services, now that Susan G. Komen for the Cure has stopped funding Planned Parenthood?
Condoms and vasectomies are so yesterday. Researchers are working on a way to zap sperm to control male fertility.
On the whole, I’m assuming that studies in the academic journal Fertility and Sterility — which include chart-toppers like “Are varicoceles associated with increased deoxyribonucleic acid fragmentation?” — don’t receive a …
Two new studies suggest that eating a healthy diet may be linked to stronger and more abundant sperm.
A new study shows that taking birth control pills can affect women’s memory.
Erectile dysfunction has become the target of some blockbuster drugs and a lot of jokes on late-night TV, but the condition may help save lives — at least indirectly.