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.


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.


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.


What Age Do Transgender Kids Know They’re Trans?

And other FAQs from parents, answered.


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.

Great Reads

5 Great Children’s Books About Trans Kids

These books celebrate trans joy and supportive families.


Practical COVID Precautions for Partially Vaccinated Kids

Treat your child as if they’re still unvaccinated.


Just How Many COVID Variants Are There?

A lot. Most of them are nothing to worry about.


The Fight For Trans Kids’ Rights Has Just Begun

90 bills in 28 states aim to take away trans kids' rights. Here's how the Equality Federation is fighting back.


The Best Kids’ Shows With Transgender Characters

Because representation matters.


In 29 States, Your Trans Child Has No Rights. The Equality Act Aims to Fix That. 

Here's how the Equality Act — currently on the Senate floor — aims to protect LGBTQ people across the nation.


Study Calls Benefits of Pre-K Into Question. Expert Says Not So Fast.

A new study finds that a preschool program actually led to worse outcomes. But this expert doesn't buy it.


21 Simple Ways to Keep Your Unvaccinated Kid Safe Right Now

Avoid the emergency room at all costs.