Shawn Radcliffe

Health and Science Writer

Shawn Radcliffe is a freelance health and science writer, yoga teacher, and fiction writer based near Owen Sound, Ontario. Over the years he’s written hundreds of articles about health and science for online and print publications.

Working as a health and science writer combines two of his long-time interests – writing and science. It is also an opportunity for him to share complex health and science news or research with people in a way that not only makes sense but also piques their interest.

Throughout his professional career, Shawn has been involved in scientific research at many levels. Many of these experiences led him to become a full-time science writer. It was through these that he learned how to describe the research going on around me. This includes:

  • taking a wide range of scientific laboratory courses at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Delaware
  • conducting genetic and molecular biology research at Drexel University College of Medicine
  • helping researchers carry out their research at Drexel and the Oregon Health & Science University

Shawn’s health and science writing is well-researched, concise, and customized to fit audiences. This is backed up by many years of experience writing about health and science for universities, publishers, businesses, and online and print publications.

When he’s not writing or teaching yoga, you can often find him cross-country skiing or hiking in the forest or mountains. The same kinds of peaceful places where he once gathered pine needles as a child for my pine needle collection.

Additional Articles by Shawn Radcliffe

8 Tips for a Speedy Recovery after a Vasectomy

Like any surgical procedure, following your doctor’s instructions for recovery can help you return to day-to-day faster and reduce the risk of complications.

How Sperm Banks Operate

Sperm banks collect and store sperm. As part of this, a sperm bank laboratory analyzes semen samples, offers frozen sperm donor samples and provides long-term storage of semen. Lea...

Sperm Banking FAQ

Sperm banking is not just for men that want to help couples with infertility, or individuals, conceive. Sperm banks also store sperm long-term for men who want to be sure that they...

Male Infertility After Vasectomy Reversals

There are several chromosomal abnormalities in sperm that can cause male infertility. A small study found that there may be a link to vasectomy reversals causing those abnormaliti...

Your Guide to the No-Scalpel Vasectomy

Some methods require surgeons to make a small incision to the scrotum, but the “no-scalpel” vasectomy is done without the need for incisions or a scalpel.

Why Sperm Banking to Preserve Sperm Quality is Important

Sperm banking is the collection and storage of semen. In some cases it is done in order to preserve the sperm quality in men who are at risk of infertility. Learn more.

Microsurgical Vasovasostomy: One-Layer vs. Two-Layer

The method for reversing a vasectomy is called a vasovasostomy. Read more to compare the differences between one-layer and two-layer vasovasostomies.

What You Need to Know About Therapeutic Donor Insemination

Artificial insemination is where semen is introduced into a woman’s vagina (cervix) or uterus through means other than sexual intercourse. Learn more.

Using Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) for a Second Chance

Testicular sperm extraction, TESE, is a technique for retrieving sperm from the testicles of men in order to help them father a child. Read more.

What You Need to Discuss With Your Partner When Deciding on a Vasectomy

Vasectomy is a fairly non-invasive, quick and painless procedure that can be done in a doctor’s office. Still, it is not something that you should rush into.

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