Elizabeth Hlavinka

Elizabeth Hlavinka is a freelance health and environmental reporter who writes for the Health section at Fatherly. In her reporting, she covers diet, reproductive health, heart health, and more.

In addition to her work at Fatherly, Elizabeth has written for publications such as Atmos Magazine, MedPage Today, Atlas Obscura, New Scientist, and more. Previously, she was a staff writer for MedPage Today on the Enterprise & Investigative Reporting team, where she covered psychiatry, pediatric health, public health, and health inequities affecting people of color, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a minor in Spanish from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

Elizabeth is also a surfer and a DJ. Follow her on Twitter at @hlavinka_e and check out more of her work at her website https://www.ehlavinka.com/.

Men's Health

Woah, Your Phone Really Could Be Hurting Your Sperm

ByElizabeth Hlavinka

A large new study finds a link between cell phone use and one important men’s health outcome.

Don't Sleep On It

The Most Essential Link To Heart Disease Most Of Us Ignore

ByElizabeth Hlavinka

Time to reconsider your heart health priorities.


Mediterranean Diet Helps Couples Make Babies, Study Says

ByElizabeth Hlavinka

Anti-inflammatory diets can improve sperm and embryo quality, according to a new study.

Pregnancy Loss

Can Stress Cause Miscarriage? A Physician Explains

ByElizabeth Hlavinka

The good and the bad about stress and pregnancy.


Are Allergies Hereditary? The Science Of Allergies, Explained

ByElizabeth Hlavinka

Allergies can be inherited, but there are ways to lower the risk of developing them.

Mental Health

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Depression In Young Men

ByElizabeth Hlavinka

“No reason” why findings can’t be extrapolated to older men, researcher says.


All Your Questions About the COVID Vaccine for Kids Under 5, Answered

ByElizabeth Hlavinka

Why is authorization taking so long? We explain.