In Mexico, where incarcerated mothers often keep their children with them, the practice draws mixed reviews. In one facility near Chihuahua City, around 10% of mothers—many of whom landed there as accessories to cartel crimes—are allowed to bring their children inside.

The demand for more children in China has gone up with the easing of the 1-child policy—but sperm counts have gone down, dropping from 100 million in the 1970s to 20 million in 2012, by 1 analysis. This has helped to create an assisted reproductive health market in China…

Want to truly reduce your carbon footprint? According to analysis of 39 peer-reviewed papers, government reports and web-based programs, the best step you can take is to have fewer children. By choosing to have one fewer child, an individual would reduce his or her annual…

Hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied children, most from Afghanistan and Syria, have sought asylum in Europe in recent years. New Yorker author Lauren Collins illustrates their plight through the life of 12-year-old Afghan refugee Wasil. Collins meets him in The Jungle, a…

Russian and Syrian forces escalated attacks on the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria over the weekend, overwhelming medical facilities and aid agencies and taking a devastating toll on children.  

This article was originally published in U.S. News & World Report.  Early in my public health career, I learned an important lesson about faith and family planning.