There used to be a middle ground in the national conversation on abortion. Not anymore.
Jes Kast, a minister in the United Church of Christ, believes the procedure should be fully legal and accessible. Her path to that position has been complicated.
Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession.
Why researchers can't agree after decades of studies
Scientists are coming to a consensus that men in America and Europe are experiencing a worsening decrease in fertility. They disagree, however, about why.
In Season 2, the teen-centric series tackles adult concerns—notably the importance of nuanced sex education—with both didacticism and humor.
The CDC found that reported cases of three STDs hit an all-time high in 2017, suggesting that while sexual activity is decreasing in the U.S., it’s getting riskier.
Physicians have long dismissed or downplayed women's sexual- and reproductive-health concerns—but in 2018, stories about "health-care gaslighting" are consistently breaking through to the mainstream.
A new book on the science of sexual desire finds Americans are surprisingly romantic and loyal to their partners when they fantasize about sex.
Activists on the right and left want policies that will reverse the country’s baby bust. But the broader culture—and Congress—don’t seem to care.
The Trump administration steps into an on-going legal battle over civil rights—and steps on another agency’s turf.
Civic organizations were built on the voluntary labor of women. As the demands on women's time increase, communities are suffering.
Despite decades of research, it’s still only women who deal with the daily annoyances of contraceptive medication.
For toymakers like Lego, where is the line between making products children love and telling kids how they should play?
In a new ruling Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services said Obamacare outlaws discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
What a 30-year-old novel reveals about hidden biases
Products marketed to children are more divided by gender stereotypes than ever, but the Internet is increasingly offering alternatives to Hot Wheels and Barbies.
A conversation about Merriam-Webster’s newest words with a professional lexicographer
A new law in Mississippi makes it legal for physicians and therapists to opt out of care on religious grounds. What does this mean for medicine?
From partisan gerrymandering to exclusionary party primaries, a breakdown of the factors behind our polarized politics, and common proposals to fix it