Pregnancy
What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate: Can You Get Pregnant Without Intercourse?

photo by Marina(im.back) Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Can you get pregnant without having actual intercourse? And if so, how? — Curious Georgina […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Get a Girl Pregnant (But I’m a Woman!)

photo by karindaiziel Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I had a dream that I was a man and I’ve somehow gotten some girl pregnant. I started freaking out […]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: Doc Told Me I Have a Tiny Cervix

photo by eclaire Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I’m 24, and have not yet had any children. At my last gynecological exam, […]

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Dear Dr. Joe: Can Pre-Ejaculate Get a Woman Pregnant?

photo by rightee Once a month, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, answers your questions on male sexual health. To ask him your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, Can pre-ejaculate get a woman pregnant? — Leaky Dear Leaky, Pre-ejaculate, or “pre-cum,” as it is commonly known, is the predominantly clear fluid that […]

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Dear Dr. Kate, How Often Should We Have Sex to Increase Fertility?

photo by gniliep Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, If I want to get pregnant, is it best to have sex every day or […]

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Dear Dr. Kate, Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

photo by Blyzz Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My girlfriend and I have been trying for a baby for the last 8 months. […]

Sexual Health
One Woman's Tale of Dying to Give Birth

photo by Lynsey Addario/VII Network for Time It’s reasonable to assume that, in this day and age of technological advances and common knowledge about good health, maternal mortality rates should be next to nil. But even in the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, it’s up at 13.3 deaths per 100,000 […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation – I Told BF I Was Pregnant and He Withheld Sex

photo by karindaiziel Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I’m female, single, and very NOT pregnant, but I recently had a dream in which I had just told the […]

Research
Will Teary-Eyed, Face-Holding, Baby-Making Sex Become Obsolete?

photo by Blyzz According to a new report in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine (what, you’re not a subscriber?), IVF conception could become routine for thirty-somethings within a decade. Buh-bye, baby-making sex, hello doctor! The report claims that IVF technology is advancing so quickly that soon it will be possible to produce embryos with almost a […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: My Ex-Husband Gave Birth

Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I recently divorced my ex-husband after his not being there for me and his children for many years. I also took back my […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Can I Get Pregnant During My Period?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Can I get pregnant if I have unprotected sex during my period? I’ve heard that you can, but […]

Research
NOW Can We Give Up Abstinence-Only Programs?

photo by Marina(im.back) You might have seen the headlines this week that read “Rise in Teen Pregnancy Rates.” Of course what’s missing from that title is the fact that these are not real-time figures they’re talking about. The 3% rise in teen pregnancies among 15-to-19-year-olds increased between 2005 and 2006 — the first jump since […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: The Truth About Sagging Boobs

photo by St_A_Sh I have a Master’s in Lactation Science, so I know what I am talking about when it comes to all things breast: 1) Breastfeeding does not make breasts sag. Pregnancy and genetics cause the lost of elastic tissue, which causes sagging, NOT breastfeeding. If you didn’t nurse your children [i.e. if you […]