Sex makes babies
As far as we can tell, no other animal knows this. Did our understanding of baby-making change the course of human history?
Bun or bump?
Does the mother contain the foetus or is it a part of her? On the metaphysics of pregnancy, and its ethical implications
Sweden’s hands-on dads represent an alternative male form forged by lowered testosterone and the potent hormones of attachment
The twin boom
The proportion of twins in the population has waxed and waned in human history. For the first time we understand why
It is a decision that no parent should have to make: should we let our very sick baby die before she was born?
Is that my baby?
Sperm donation is socially acceptable but donor eggs still provoke a wave of unease about blood relations and motherhood
Boys and girls alike
An un-consenting child, an unnecessary, invasive surgery: is there any moral difference between male and female circumcision?
Women in their 30s and 40s exhibit a mix of wishful thinking and woeful ignorance when it comes to their fertility. Why?
The first cut
Most American boys are circumcised as a matter of course. Now, many of them feel violated. Should the practice be banned?
The great allies of infectious diseases are no longer poverty, nor dirt, but the global anti-vaccination movement
Where’s the male Pill?
Many promising male contraceptives are in development, but none have come to market. What’s taking so long?
Magic or medicine?
If you were a poor Ugandan mother with a desperately ill baby, would you turn to Western medicine or the village healer?