Using a new equation based on today’s primates, scientists can take a few molar teeth from an extinct fossil species and reconstruct exactly how fast their offspring grew during gestation.
Female leaders tend to open people’s perceptions of what is possible for other women in politics – but the job is also still fraught with double standards and unique risks.
The FDA’s allowance for pharmacies to dispense mifepristone will broaden access to the two-pill mifepristone-misoprostol regimen of medication abortion, which is 95% to 98% effective.
Genetic conflict may play a role in pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, as well as developmental disorders.
Many of the preventable pregnancy-related deaths documented by the CDC are directly attributable to failures and barriers in the maternal care system.
Neuroscientists know that pregnant mothers’ brains change in ways that appear to help with caring for a baby. Now researchers have identified changes in new fathers’ brains, too.
Pregnancy changes the structure and function of virtually every organ system of the body. That includes some big changes to the gut.
If maternal mortality is an important indicator of how a health system is performing, this is damning news for the NHS.
It turns out pregnancy itself, regardless of mode of delivery, is a significant risk factor for pelvic floor dysfunction. And there are other risks that have nothing to do with babies.
Education is important for girls’ future earning power and the promotion of their lifelong health and socioeconomic well-being.
What are the risks and benefits of having labour induced?
There hasn’t been a new form of male birth control since the 1980s. More contraception options for all partners could help reduce the rate of unintended pregnancies.
Pregnant women attending antenatal care should be asked about cooking fuels and given help to minimise prenatal biomass exposure to reduce low birth weight in Nigeria.
Testosterone therapy is often essential for the health and well-being of transmasculine people. The choice to stop it to pursue pregnancy can be a difficult one.
States taking the strictest stands against abortion tend to have among the worst statistics in the nation on child and family well-being.
Avoid while pregnant or trying to conceive: smoking, drinking, space travel.
Seahorse fathers use different muscles and hormones to give birth than female animals.
The fall of Roe v. Wade will result in more people deciding to privately end a pregnancy, a new study finds. But how often people will turn to safe versus unsafe options remains to be seen.
For many who must travel to get an abortion, the financial burden of the trip can be overwhelming.
Escalating legal restrictions throughout the US might mean an increase in mental health disorders for those who are denied an abortion.