Maegan is a former science writer for Clue and an epidemiologist. Thinking about research validity and reproducibility keeps her up at night.
Favorite reproductive health fact: Other than humans, only four other species experience menopause—orcas, short finned pilot whales, beluga whales, and narwhals.
How effective is birth control?: The difference between using a method perfectly and typically
Researchers measure how well a birth control method works in two ways: perfect-use and typical-use.
Everything we know about menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for menopause? Here’s the research on estrogen, progestin, and the benefits and risks of treatment.
Here are all of your non-hormonal birth control options
Compare the different types of non-hormonal birth control, their effectiveness, pros and cons.
Natural birth control and Fertility Awareness Methods
People use Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs) or "natural birth control" to become pregnant or to prevent pregnancy—but do they work?
Tracking your period can help you understand PMS symptoms. Here’s how
Tracking symptoms throughout your menstrual cycle can help you understand your experience of PMS, what to expect, and when to see a doctor.
What’s all the fuss about free bleeding, and why does it matter?
Free bleeding is the practice of menstruating in public without blocking or collecting the period flow. Here’s why people do it.
Miscarriage or period: Is it a late and heavy period, or something else?
When a miscarriage occurs very early in pregnancy, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a miscarriage and a heavy period.
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) and menstrual products: a short history
You may have heard about TSS, and know that it has something to do with tampons. Fortunately, it’s rare.
Hormonal birth control and cancer risk: reproductive cancers
You might have heard about a link between birth control pills and breast cancer. It’s tricky, so we dove into the research.