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The CEO of $111 million contraception start-up Nurx informed us how she’s charting a brand-new course forward after a scorching New york city Times exposé

The CEO of $111 million contraception start-up Nurx informed us how...

Last month, Varsha Rao started as the CEO of the trendy health-tech startup Nurx, which sells prescription drugs online. About 10 days later, a searing New York Times exposé dismantled the company's culture and practices. Nurx's offerings include birth control pills, which are prescribed by doctors and then delivered to your door. Founded by two…
United States Birth Rates Struck Another Record Low in 2018

United States Birth Rates Struck Another Record Low in 2018

The U.S. birth rate continues to fall, reaching another record low in 2018, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Last year, there were 59 births per 1,000 U.S. women ages 15 to 44, which is 2% lower than the rate in 2017, and the lowest recorded rate…
A start-up seeded by Silicon Valley’s most popular mentorship program intends to bring the very first male contraception to market

A start-up seeded by Silicon Valley’s most popular mentorship program intends...

When University of California at Berkeley scientists Polina Lishko and Nadja Mannowetz first dreamt up the idea for a new kind of birth control, they didn't intend to create an option for men. Instead, they aimed to design a women's contraceptive free from the laundry list of negative side effects tied to today's Pill. But…
No, We Still Do Not Have Hormone Contraception For Male

No, We Still Do Not Have Hormone Contraception For Male

Will it ever happen? Credit: Getty Men, as CNN likes to point out, have “only two” choices for birth control — condoms or a vasectomy — whereas women have so many! And gosh, are they great. So great, in fact, that quest continues to develop more birth control choices for men, especially of the hormonal…
House Birth Can Be Appealing, However How Safe Is It?

House Birth Can Be Appealing, However How Safe Is It?

Lesley McClurg sits on the floor of her home in Oakland reading one of her birthing books. McClurg has been taking the time to decide between having a home birth or a hospital birth. Lindsey Moore/KQED hide caption toggle caption Lindsey Moore/KQED Lesley McClurg sits on the floor of her home in Oakland reading one…
Throughout Giving birth, Push Like You’re Pooping

Throughout Giving birth, Push Like You’re Pooping

Photo: Malte Mueller (Getty Images) Hello, Offspring! I am back from maternity leave. We had our second child, a boy named Max. It has been the best! It has been the worst! My brain constantly teeters between thoughts of “How did I ever live in a world without this baby?” and “Who thought this would…
CDC: What Opioid Usage Involves This Gut Spilling Abnormality

CDC: What Opioid Usage Involves This Gut Spilling Abnormality

Taking opioid medications may be linked to a higher risk of birth defects. (Photo: Getty Images)Getty You don't want your newborn spilling his or her guts. Not from interrogation, because your newborn doesn't really know anything yet, but also not from gastroschisis. Gastroschisis is a serious birth defect that results in a hole in the…
How to Successfully Utilize Your Nesting Energy

How to Successfully Utilize Your Nesting Energy

A few Lifehacker staff members were talking about nesting the other day. You know, that special burst of somewhat frenetic energy that pregnant moms can experience that propels them to get shit ready. One staff member spent a couple of days on her hands and knees, ripping up carpeting and causing knee pain that would…
Mystical area ‘Cow’ surge might be birth of great void

Mystical area ‘Cow’ surge might be birth of great void

Sloan Digital Sky Survey A strange celestial explosion, nicknamed "The Cow", occurred in a galaxy almost 200 million light years away on June 16, 2018 and it had astronomers udderly bamboozled. Besides providing journalists with ample opportunities for bovine-based puns, the Cow has largely remained a mystery but two recently-discussed theories may have Sherlocked the…
This Exploding ‘Cow’ May Be the First Great Void Birth Ever Observed

This Exploding ‘Cow’ May Be the First Great Void Birth Ever...

On June 16, 2018, a cosmic explosion called "Cow" blazed out of the Hercules constellation 200 million light-years away. Scientists now believe it to be the exact moment a black hole or neutron star was born, observed from Earth for the first time ever. Credit: Raffaella Margutti/Northwestern University On June 16, 2018, a stupendously bright…
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