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Will the Pill Mess Up My Ability to Detect My One True Love?

It’s vacation time for Team Family, as my daughter calls us. While we’re skating and skiing, enjoy this repost from my old blog on hormonal contraceptives and mate choice. Imagine you are a single, heterosexual woman. You meet a nice man at the driving range, or on a blind date. You like him and he [...]

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Personal Agency, My Arse: Policy, Not Agency, Needed to Improve Outcomes for Academic Parents

Inside Higher Ed has an interesting interview with Professors Kelly Ward (Washington State University) and Lisa Wolf-Wendel (University of Kansas) the authors of the new book Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family. The whole thing is worth a read, including important points about how liberal arts colleges tend to be less family-friendly than [...]

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What Do You Do When There is No Best Dataset? A follow-up on pregnancy and rape statistics

Trigger warning: discussion of violence against women.

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Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape

Trigger warning: discussion of violence against women and graphic mention of miscarriage.

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What the CDC and WHO Know about Young Girls and Hormonal Contraceptives

birth control pills nateOne 500 sq

I am slowly working on a book chapter on adolescent hormonal contraception, based on this blog post and conference presentation. I wanted to share some findings for your perusal. I’ve intentionally left out much analysis in favor of keeping things open-ended. I’ve been curious about whether there are general guidelines out there for medical doctors [...]

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Why We Shouldn’t Prescribe Hormonal Contraception to 12 Year Olds

Painted rock that reads "Ellen congrats on beating teen pregnancy! Happy 20th birthday LSC 2010"

This is a re-post, with slight editing, of a piece I wrote on the old blog after last year’s AAPA meetings. I would like to keep thinking on this topic so thought I would share this before I write anything new for the Sci Am space. Variation in adolescent menstrual cycles, doctor-patient relationships, and why [...]

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Building Babies: Interview with Julienne Rutherford

Julienne Rutherford hard at work, doing awesome science.

As I mentioned Wednesday, Building Babies, the volume edited by me, Katie Hinde and Julienne Rutherford will be out in only a few months in one of the fastest turnarounds I know of for a book of this nature. It also happens to be awesome. I shared an interview with Lady Editor Katie on Wednesday, [...]

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Building Babies: Interview with Katie Hinde

Katie Hinde, giving her exit seminar at UC Davis

After almost two years of work, Building Babies is off to the presses, due to be out late August/early September! Building Babies: Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective is a volume co-edited by me, Katie Hinde, and Julienne Rutherford about the many mechanisms and broader adaptations involved in – you guessed it – building [...]

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Interrogating Claims about Natural Sexual Behavior: More on Deep Thinking Hebephile

Graph demonstrating that girls who begin giving birth as young adolescents have lower reproductive success in relation to total parity

In his SciAm post addendum (scroll to the bottom), Jesse Bering has been very gracious. This post really isn’t about that now-infamous advice column, but about broader ways to interrogate claims people make. This post is another way of thinking about Sci and my #scio12 session on “Sex, gender and controversy” (see our other session [...]

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Get This Baby Out of Me! On Induction and Ending #occupyuterus

An ultrasound of my daughter during her #occupyuterus movement

Summer 2001. I had just graduated from college with a joint degree in biological anthropology and women’s studies which, as my father pointed out, was not a degree with an obvious vocational angle. I was headed to graduate school in anthropology that fall, an experience for which I was woefully underprepared. I spent the summer [...]

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