The story of how human eggs became an integral part of a multi-billion dollar global fertility industry starts in a unlikely place: the sex lives of farm animals.
Young, poor, single and a mother of two: This is the profile of most women in the US and Northern Ireland who seek financial assistance to help pay for an abortion.
Don't get too excited about the prospect of freezing ovarian tissue to postpone menopause. The costs, risks and unknowns are likely to outweigh the potential benefits.
It can be difficult to understand all the 'add-on' procedures available with IVF. A new study finds one popular fertility technology, ICSI, is being offered to couples it might not be suitable for.
Whether women should need a prescription to get the pill has long been controversial. But making it available over the counter would compromise the provision of comprehensive women's health care.
Approximately 25% of women – representing all races and backgrounds – will undergo an abortion before the age of 45.
Why it's important South Africa doesn't ignore sexually transmitted infections.
The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
Female-centred health services are good, but they may detract from gender equality and men’s health.
Recent revelations of the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada are part of a long, complex and disturbing history -- in which feminism became a fight to keep one's own children.
Adenomyosis is a different condition to endometriosis, though many women who have one will have the other.
Abortion appears to be illegal and clandestine in large parts of the Muslim world. Yet, women continue to challenge the status quo and archaic laws through their daily practices and activism.
Argentina's Senate voted down an abortion bill 38-31 after a 16-hour debate. The Catholic Church thanked senators for defending 'life,' but ever more Catholics here insist on women's right to choose.
Over the past 45 years, women have married later, attained higher education and joined the workforce in record numbers. Could it all be turned back?
The impact of Venezuela's medical crisis is not gender-neutral.
Male contraceptives have been under development for at least the past 50 years, because of the success of the female pill and pessimism about men taking a pill.
In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?
A new movie about a female ghost has scared millions in Indonesia. Female ghosts have been center stage in Indonesian folklore and their stories can serve as a warning to the state of women today.
A better understanding of sperm could help develop new fertility treatments and contraceptives for men.
A new evolutionary perspective on what's been a medical paradox: Why does the body use inflammation to regulate aspects of pregnancy when inflammation is also a big threat to pregnancy?