Sarene Leeds

Buford, NY

I hold an M.S. in Professional Writing from NYU, and I'm a seasoned journalist, having written and reported on subjects ranging from TV and pop culture to health, wellness, and parenting over the course of my career. My work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Vulture, SheKnows, and numerous other outlets. I also host the podcast “Emotional Abuse Is Real.”

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Articles

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, we’re addressing the elephant in the room head-on: Many Americans who need in-vitro fertilization (IVF) still can’t...

April 18, 2024

If you’ve experienced any form of pregnancy loss, the first thing to do is to give yourself grace. It’s crucial during this devastating time...

April 9, 2024

These days, no matter where you are in your fertility journey, trying to conceive can be stressful. Even if you’re going for it the...

April 3, 2024

When researching in-vitro fertilization (IVF), there are plenty of primers available on the numerous steps involved, like ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, and embryo transfers....

April 1, 2024

It’s been nearly 50 years since the first baby conceived via in-vitro fertilization was born. This scientific breakthrough revolutionized fertility treatments, giving way to...

March 5, 2024

There is no denying that endometriosis is a painful and frustrating condition affecting around 2 to 10% of American women between ages 25 and...

March 4, 2024

Going to the doctor for an annual physical is one of the many responsibilities that fall under the “adulting” umbrella. If you’re a woman...

February 28, 2024

When you’re trying to conceive, the very act of intercourse can sometimes feel like a slog. The joy of sex sure can get lost...

February 19, 2024

Preparing for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a daunting process, even well before you step inside a doctor’s office. One of the first decisions...

February 18, 2024

So, you’ve just gotten your first mammogram (congrats!) — but the report mentions that you have “dense breasts.” Um, what?It’s quite normal to feel a pang...

February 18, 2024

If you’re trying to conceive, and you’ve made the decision to seek out a fertility clinic, where do you even start? There’s the overall...

February 14, 2024

Yeast infections. They’re so common, yet they’re such a (literal) pain.  While most healthy vaginas have yeast, an infection can occur when too much...

February 12, 2024

If you’re old enough to get an annual gynecological exam, then you’re probably already familiar with Pap smears. The Pap test (this term can...

February 4, 2024

Anytime someone gets pregnant in the movies or on TV, the first thing they’re usually told is that they need to start taking prenatal...

January 31, 2024

CLOMID® is the brand name of the generic oral medication clomiPHENE citrate, a commonly prescribed fertility drug taken to stimulate the release of hormones...

January 11, 2024

Thanks to “Dr. Google,” it is all too easy nowadays for people (read: non-medical professionals) to attempt their own diagnoses. When it comes to...

January 10, 2024

As one of the leading causes of infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is regularly found at the center of reproductive health discussions.  According to...

January 3, 2024

Most people don’t really think about their thyroid unless they’ve been diagnosed with a hormonal condition. But since women are more likely than men...

December 8, 2023

Injections. Shots. Jabs. No matter which word you use, the thought of anything requiring a syringe usually causes a shudder in most people, regardless...

December 3, 2023

It’s wild to think that tampons were invented nearly 100 years ago, kickstarting a menstruation revolution. While tampons didn’t take off with consumers until...

November 20, 2023

Traditionally, pregnancy can occur when the male ejaculates semen – fluid from the seminal vesicles and prostate gland combined with sperm from the testicles...

November 7, 2023

Vaginal infections, like all other infections, are no fun. But the last thing anyone wants to think about when dealing with a vaginal infection...

October 30, 2023

After spending your teenage years dealing with the predictable hormonal changes that come with puberty, the last thing anyone wants as an adult is...

October 23, 2023

One of the many revelations from Rescripted’s 2023 State of Sex Ed Report is how under-educated women are about their menstrual cycle. This particular...

October 20, 2023

Throughout history, getting your period has almost always been synonymous with the female experience. Schools would often split health classes up by gender, with...

October 17, 2023

The physical and emotional toll on someone experiencing pregnancy loss should never be underestimated because miscarriage can be one of the most traumatic moments...

October 11, 2023

Chances are, you’ve come across several stories about intrauterine devices (IUDs) in the news lately. One of the biggest details from Britney Spears’ conservatorship...

October 2, 2023

So, your OB/GYN or fertility doctor has recommended a hysteroscopy — now what? More importantly, what exactly is a hysteroscopy?  A hysteroscopy is a...

September 18, 2023

It’s been more than a year since Roe v. Wade was overturned, with 20 states in the U.S. now either restricting or banning abortion outright. With...

September 10, 2023

Let’s not beat around the bush: Period cramps are the worst. Just hearing the word “cramps” conjures up images of heating pads, over-the-counter pain...

September 7, 2023

Gynecology — the branch of medicine that focuses on the female reproductive system — has been considered a modern medical specialty since the 19th century. Its closest male...

August 30, 2023

Ovarian cancer is, put simply, when abnormal cells grow and multiply in the ovaries, destroying healthy body tissue. These cells can also originate in...

August 16, 2023

Pregnancy loss is a devastating experience for anyone. Despite its common occurrence (the risk for healthy women ranges from 10-25%), it can take some...

August 14, 2023

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) doesn’t have the greatest reputation in the fertility community, mainly because of its low success rates. But that doesn’t mean people...

August 1, 2023

While it’s never a bad time to educate women about uterine fibroids, July just happens to be Fibroids Awareness Month, which gives Rescripted a...

July 23, 2023

According to the American Pregnancy Association, miscarriage is defined as a pregnancy that ends on its own within the first 20 weeks of gestation,...

July 9, 2023

If you’re only just starting to consider in-vitro fertilization (IVF) as an option, the very concept can be intimidating. The term “IVF” is thrown...

June 22, 2023

If you dealt with infertility before conceiving and delivering a baby, it’s only natural to hope you may be more fertile postpartum. After all,...

June 12, 2023

If you’re trying to start a family and find out you’ve been diagnosed with Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR), it’s completely understandable to feel anxious...

May 24, 2023

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