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Sperm
A visual history of abortion and birth control
  • Politics
  • November 2 2015, 1:39 PM

A visual history of abortion and birth control

Photographer Laia Abril pictures centuries of gadgets meant to delay or terminate pregnancy, from lemon rinds to knitting needles to enema syringes, first published by Hopes&Fears.

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 1:39 PM

Endangered ferrets successfully bred from frozen sperm

Endangered ferrets successfully bred from frozen sperm

In the 1980s, only 18 black-footed ferrets existed in the wild.

I was a professional sperm donor
  • What Do You Do
  • July 13 2015, 2:05 PM

I was a professional sperm donor

In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears’ anonymous interview series, we talk to a struggling actor who made a livelihood selling his semen.

  • News
  • May 20 2015, 5:23 PM

You can now add a barcode to your sperm and egg cells

You can now add a barcode to your sperm and egg cells

Barcodes could help organize and identify sperm and egg cells before fertilization occurs.