Laurie is a science content writer-researcher for Clue. She is a nurse practitioner specializing in reproductive and sexual health. Laurie has a passion for empowering people with knowledge about their bodies so they can live their healthiest lives.
Preferred birth control: Whatever someone feels comfortable and confident in using.
Favorite reproductive health fact: The ovaries of a female fetus contain 6-7 million eggs by the 20th week of pregnancy—the most they will ever have. At birth the number has dropped to 1 million, and by puberty it’s down to about 400,000.
How the past affects present day obstetrics
Here’s what the research says on every method.
Whether you’re undergoing hormone therapy or not, here’s what you need to know about preventing pregnancy.
How testosterone, top surgery, and binding affect breast cancer risk.
The significance of period blood color is commonly misunderstood.
The menstrual cycle is more than just your period—it’s the rhythmic changes of the your reproductive system.
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