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When an Emmy Award-winning television host and a veteran film producer decided to create a documentary on the birth control pill, it sent them on a six-year journey.
Executive producer Ricki Lake and director Abby Epstein said that what they learned in the making of “The Business of Birth Control” — which premiered Sunday at the Doc NYC film festival — is that there is a severe lack of awareness of how hormonal birth control affects people’s bodies and their mental health.
When weeks of coronavirus-induced depression became too much to handle, Geordie Lindemann did something few American men admit to: He bought his very first romance novel.
Sixty miles outside of downtown Washington, D.C., the air seems lighter at the Boulder Crest Retreat. This is where some 800 U.S. service members and their families have come over the past year to seek comfort and refuge from the ravages of war.
A recently published study conducted by the Karolinska Institute and the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare found that babies born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) had an increased risk of neuropsychiatric disorders like autism and ADHD.
Blocked fallopian tubes is the cause of infertility in 25%-35% of people with ovaries. If you're experiencing conception challenges, a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) may be one of the first tools a reproductive endocrinologist (REI) will use to better understand the cause of infertility in people with ovaries. This nifty five-minute X-ray exam helps doctors pinpoint if the fallopian tubes are blocked.
Finding out you're pregnant may be an eagerly anticipated event — or it may come as a complete surprise. That's why OB-GYN and Modern Fertility medical advisor Dr. Eva Luo, MD, MBA always asks how her patients feel when they first tell her about a positive pregnancy test result.
The last year and a half has been filled with uncertainty and lockdowns. But at long last, our lives are beginning to look a little more normal each day — all thanks to vaccines.
So why are mask and social distancing mandates still fluctuating?
A very small percentage of people with ovaries may experience a pregnancy that's real in all ways except one: There's no growing fetus. In cases of pseudocyesis (sometimes called "phantom pregnancy," "false pregnancy," or "pseudopregnancy"), although there's no true pregnancy, the individual still has the classic physical signs — including a swollen stomach, missed periods, and lactation. The pregnancy may not be real, but the condition and symptoms very much are.
After a year of missed sports, virtual birthday parties and Zoom learning, your kids are probably itching to get back to normal life. And now that pandemic restrictions are starting to lift, they may be closer than ever to scratching that itch.
In this article, we're going to break down what gestational diabetes is, what treatments address it, and how harnessing nutrition can help (we’ve even provided some food lists to get you started!).
Have you ever noticed that sex scenes in movies, TV shows, and porn follow the same pattern? Despite the vast array of actresses who each have different bodies, their sexual experiences are curiously uniform: they always orgasm and are able to do so in less than three minutes, their orgasms are always loud and mind-blowing, always achieved exclusively through penetration, and always occur simultaneously with their partner’s orgasm.
Premature Births Drastically Declined Around The World This Year. A Yale Researcher Explains What This Means.
The causes of premature, or preterm, birth have long been a medical mystery. But this year, amidst a raging pandemic, the international medical community reported a curious phenomenon: preterm births drastically declined around the world.
In the vast wilderness of the literary world, a rare form of author exists: the male romance writer. They’re so rare, in fact, that many believe them to be nothing more than mythical creatures. But with the release of his debut romantic comedy, The Flip Side, 29-year-old James Bailey reminds us that male romance authors like himself are indeed real after all.
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a Toronto-based author, podcast host, certified fertility awareness educator, and certified holistic reproductive health practitioner. For our “Real Talk” series, we asked Lisa about her experience learning to understand her own menstrual cycle and her work with clients to help them better understand their cycles, regulate their periods, and optimize their fertility.