The debate over whether men and women have meaningfully different brains could have profound implications for health and personal identity
A host of factors figure into whether someone is female, male or somewhere in between
The notion that behavioral differences between the sexes are innate and immutable does not hold up under scrutiny
Researchers and doctors must dig deeper into gender differences before they can provide women with better treatments
Age-old taboos against menstruation have led to a lack of research on how women's cycles work, with serious consequences for their health
Female puberty is starting earlier and earlier, with worrying consequences for women’s health
The IUD is held up as the gold standard of contraception. That says a lot about the slothful pace of innovation
Two-thirds of all U.S. maternal deaths are considered preventable. Racism—not race—is a critical factor
Technical advances are driving a boom in egg freezing, which promises to let women put off pregnancy indefinitely. But will the science live up to the hype?
Endometriosis spreads like a vine through the bodies of roughly 176 million women worldwide, causing agony and infertility. Science has struggled to understand the condition, but new research is sparking hope for improved treatments soon...
The placenta does a whole lot more than just ferry oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and take away wastes and carbon dioxide
Men and women have different ways of speaking, but research reveals the conversational gender divide is not as stark as it seems
Stolen people—mostly women and children—were a driving force in the evolution of modern society
Traditions that favor sons in Asia—resulting in millions of dead or neglected girls—have started to change
A study shows growing national wealth and gender equality accentuates differences in the types of choices men and women make
As more women contribute to the economy, life gets better for everyone. Why are the barriers to opportunity so hard to change?
The gender gap remains a global phenomenon
Study shows a cost for males who defy gender stereotypes
How a misplaced emphasis on genius subtly discourages women and African-Americans from certain academic fields
A leader of a major report on sexual misconduct explains how to make science accessible to everyone
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