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Katherine Rowland
Journalist, New York

Katherine Rowland is a journalist. Her work has appeared in Nature, the Financial Times, the Independent, and OnEarth, among other publications. She is the publisher and director of Guernica magazine, and lives in New York City. 

Written by Katherine Rowland

Essay/
Human reproduction
We are multitudes

Women are chimeras, with genetic material from both their parents and children. Where does that leave individual identity?

Katherine Rowland

Essay/
Sex and sexuality
The libido crash

Female sex drive has plummeted in our stressed-out world, but can we fix an epidemic of lost desire with drugs?

Katherine Rowland