Reproduction
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 […]

News
Repro Rights Rally in NYC Saturday

On February 18, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care! Just check out this funny but horrifying Daily Show summary. Here’s what you can do about it. First, you can sign PP’s open letter […]

What's Up Doc?
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. 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. […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Keep Having Sex with an Old Crush

photo by Lynette 1962 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’ve been dating my boy for 3 years and I think I love him, but I keep having this […]

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Dear Dr. Kate, Can I Have My Tubes Untied?

photo by dullhunk 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 tubes been tied for fifteen years and I’m really thinking about getting them untied. […]

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Dear Dr. Kate, Can You Affect the Sex of Your Baby?

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, When trying to conceive, are there things you can do to try to tip the […]

News
Should Anonymous Sperm Donation Be Banned?

Is anyone not thinking about sperm donation right now, given the ubiquitous billboards for the movie THE SWITCH featuring Jason Bateman sniffing a cup of jizz? Anonymous sperm donation is now banned in Britain and several other European countries, and some people are pushing for the same to happen here in the U.S. Proponents of […]

News
The New Abortion Providers

Dr. Emily Godfrey is our new hero: she had the courage to be featured on the front page of the NYTimes Sunday Magazine last weekend as a doctor willing to provide abortions, not in an abortion clinic but at her practice where she sees all sorts of patients. In case you missed it last weekend, […]

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Dear Dr. Kate, What's Involved in Egg Donation?

photo by woodleywonderworks 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, There’s been an ad for egg donors in the paper for the last few weeks. […]

Research
New Study Says Fetuses Don't Feel Pain Before 24 Weeks

photo by chadcrowell A report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which was commissioned by the UK’s Department of Health, has found that fetuses don’t feel pain before 24 weeks (and probably not after for some time) for two reasons: 1) the brain is not formed enough to perceive pain, and 2) the […]

Sexual Health
What Kind of Birth Control Should You Use?

The good news is there are a lot of birth control options available to women. The bad news is you have to figure out which one is right for you — how to choose?! Planned Parenthood has a pretty cool, new widget that can help take a little bit of the guesswork out of it. […]

Pop Culture
Pro-Choice Responses to the Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

To kick off your Superbowl weekend, check out these 3 bits that you won’t (but should!) see during the game this Sunday — all are in response to the anti-choice, anti-equality, anti-gay Christian group Focus on the Family’s 2.5-million-dollar spot (that we mentioned the other day) featuring football star Tim Tebow and his mom talking […]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: Is Sex During Pregnancy OK?

photo by karindaiziel 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 pregnant and healthy. I’ve heard it’s okay to have sex when you’re pregnant. […]

Sexual Health
Take Action Against the Stupak Amendment Today

photo of the Capitol Building dome interior (looking kind of like a pack of birth control pills) by opalsson Today, Planned Parenthood is organizing a “National Day of Action” to inform people about the Stupak Amendment and to lobby the Senate for health care reform that ensures women’s access to reproductive health care. Their bullet […]