The Long, Strange History of Birth Control

The father of the birth control pill — who died Jan. 30 — was part of the extensive history of people trying to prevent pregnancy

Five Best Ideas of the Day: January 16

1. A simple plan pairing a low-income first-time mom with a nurse for advice through pregnancy and her child’s early years can give that family stability and...

6 Myths About Abortion

The anti-abortion side of the debate has created fiction from fact

The Link Between Asthma and This Chemical

Bisphenol A, or BPA, lurks in the plastics of all kinds of consumer goods, from can linings to plastic bottles—but its influence doesn’t end with the product...