COVID-19’s spread on cruise ships is raising tough questions about how to track the disease and what’s the best approach to quarantines.  

Tech giants aided and abetted deadly child labor practices used to produce batteries—and they knew it, according to a landmark lawsuit against Apple, Google, Dell, Microsoft, and Tesla.   The companies had “specific knowledge” that cobalt used in their ubiquitous lithium…

Lebanese hospitals and their patients are in dire straits because they are owed years of back payments from the government, according to Human Rights Watch.   Lebanon's financial crisis has limited the import of medical supplies and facilities’ ability to buy medicines and…

75% of Ethiopian women and girls can’t access menstruation supplies.    When Freweini Mebrahtu moved to the US, she noted an “overwhelming” bounty of disposable supplies. So, she designed a cheaper, reusable pad that has helped nearly 800,000 girls and women.    “The whole…

People with autism often end up in clashes with police when their condition makes them appear uncooperative. 1 in 5 youths with autism are stopped by police by age 21; 1 in 20 are arrested. And people of color with autism face a double-edged risk. But a burgeoning movement…

A Ugandan bill known as “Kill the Gays” that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality is expected to pass in parliament, according to a government minister. The proposed legislation also criminalizes those involved in advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights under “promotion and…

Medical evidence corroborates the accounts of US asylum seekers stranded in Tijuana, Physicians for Human Rights doctors say in a new report. They interviewed 18 people from Mexico and Central America—a “medical snapshot”—and documented physical and psychological evidence…

Decades ago, the term “reproductive justice” was coined to encompass all that was missing from a conversation about reproductive options for women of color. It included everything from higher risk of fibroids to unequal pay. As increasingly restrictive abortion laws loom…

Wealthy, conservative European microstates like Monaco and San Marino—born of antiquated politics—are among the last in the EU without abortion rights. Despite the Council of Europe’s proclamation that abortion is a human right, most microstates criminalize abortion even in…

Amid Venezuela’s deepening humanitarian and economic crisis, a critical shortage of contraceptives is placing an estimated 9 million women at risk of pregnancy.   A small portion of emergency assistance has gone to reproductive health. Of the 45,000 hormonal implants…