Tyler Santora

Tyler Santora is the Health & Science editor at Fatherly. They write and edit topics ranging from child development, fitness, wellness, neurodiversity, men’s health, fertility, COVID, and more. They also write the science-themed Fatherly newsletter that comes out every Friday and occasionally write about books and LGBTQ+ issues.

Tyler is also a freelance science journalist. They have written for publications such as Scientific American, Popular Science, Live Science, Business Insider, Nature Medicine, Undark, Medscape, and more. Tyler is a members of the National Association of Science Writers and the Trans Journalists Association. They hold a Master's in Science, Health & Environmental Reporting from New York University and a Bachelor’s in Biology from Oberlin College.

Tyler lives in Aurora, CO with their partner and a rotating cast of foster dogs. In their free time, they enjoy writing fiction, playing Quidditch, and volunteering at an animal shelter. You can follow Tyler on Twitter @Tara_Santora and check out their website tylersantora.com.


6 Reasons Parents Don’t Need To Worry About Monkeypox Right Now

And how to know when it is time to worry.


COVID FAQs: Parents Ask, The White House Answers

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy answer parents' questions about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.


How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?

Whether for work or custody, some seemingly legal marijuana users need to beat a system that is at odds with itself. Here's what you need to know.


Smoking Marijuana During Pregnancy Linked To Low Birth Weight, Autism

New research links pot use by pregnant people to low birth weight, preterm birth, and autism. The risk, it would seem, is not worth the rip.


Is Weed Bad For You? A Close Look At The Risks And Benefits Of Marijuana

Here's what the science really says about cannabis.


Marijuana Vs. Alcohol: Which Is The Better Vice For Parents?

If you’re picking between the two, there’s a clear winner.


What Age Do Transgender Kids Know They’re Trans?

And other FAQs from parents, answered.

Fad Diets

The Carnivore Diet Can Lead To Weight Loss, But There’s A Catch

The diet eschews fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains for meat. What could go wrong?


What’s It Like To Have An Abortion? What The Science Says.

A decade of data shows abortions aren’t dangerous, and most people who get one don’t regret it.


The Science Behind Common Abortion Techniques

Abortion is a common medical procedure that is far too often shrouded in mystery. Here are the facts about the most common abortion techniques.


How To Sober Up From Weed

Got a little too high? This is how to come down quickly.

The Doctor Is In

Dr. Fauci To Parents: “We Have a Very, Very Effective Vaccine”

On the heels of the under-5 vaccine approval, Fatherly speaks to Dr. Fauci about what parents need to know — and what COVID still has in store for us.

Anti-Trans Laws

Louisiana Becomes The 18th State To Ban Trans Kids From Sports

Louisiana is the latest state to attack trans kids' right to play sports.

Must-Know Stats

7 Infuriating Statistics From John Oliver On School Police

These facts make it clear why police don’t belong in schools.


3 Very Good Reason to Cut Social “Shorts” Out of Your Family’s Life

Short videos on social media could decrease attention span and impact memory.


Oklahoma Has Banned Nonbinary Gender Markers on State Birth Certificates

It’s the first state to issue such a ban.


Why Trans Kids Need to Be Allowed in Sports, According to a Trans Athlete

Legislators across the country are trying to ban trans kids from sports. Swimmer and advocate Schuyler Bailar explains why they shouldn't.


Why Are So Many Babies Getting Tongue Tie Surgery?

In theory, this surgery helps with breastfeeding. But the evidence is iffy.


Alabama Senate Passes 2 Anti-Trans Bills Aimed at Trans Youth

The state passed an anti-trans bathroom bill with a "Don't Say Gay or Trans" addendum, and a law that would make gender-affirming care for people up to age 19 a felony.


Wake Up, People! COVID Cases Are Higher Than Last December In Some States

10 states have similar or higher COVID rates than they did at this point in 2020.