A Question of Sex
Watch this documentary series about how gender and sex biases skew science
Science Still Doesn’t Understand How Our Sex Affects Our Health
Our X and Y chromosomes represent the biggest genetic difference in our species. Medicine routinely ignores their influence. Why?
How Medicine's Fixation on the Sex Binary Harms Intersex People
“Normalizing” infants’ and children’s genital appearance to match a sex assigned in early age isn’t medically necessary and can negatively impact quality of life...
A Black Mother’s Loss Explains Why U.S. Maternal Health Care Is Broken
The U.S. has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates among developed countries. Researchers from North Carolina to the West Coast are working with parents like Vu-An Foster to understand why...
Endometriosis Is Common and Debilitating. Why Do We Know So Little about It?
Compared with other diseases with similar economic burdens, research on endometriosis is severely underfunded, in large part because we don’t talk about periods.
The Clitoris Has Been Lost to Science for Centuries, but It’s Making a Comeback
The vulva has long been ignored in anatomical study. But scientists and doctors are making strides in mapping its pleasure center, the clitoris, and improving sensation for survivors of genital cutting...