KIGALI—The delegates assembled for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning are more than just advocates of family planning, Gates Institute Director Jose “Oying” Rimon II said in his opening remarks. They might as well be superheroes, because family planning…

The period app Clue tracks ovulation, PMS and other symptoms of women's cycles using self-input data. But Clue aims to do more than gather data for individuals—it sees itself as a key source of women's health data, engaging in select research partnerships with universities…

The prospect of a US Supreme Court tilting right has spurred speculation that the landmark 1973 abortion ruling Roe v. Wade will be overturned. But the landscape is very different today, write Pam Belluck and Jan Hoffman—with more tools to prevent and detect pregnancy, and…

A Ukrainian clinic is performing pronuclear transfers for women unable to have their own children. The procedure creates embryos using DNA from 3 people and is banned by the FDA, criticized as “irresponsible human experimentation.” Experts don’t yet know if DNA changes are…

The start-up Modern Fertility sees "a world where getting fertility tested is as routine as getting a pap smear," says founder Afton Vechery. It’s one of a clutch of tech companies looking to crack the fertility tech market in Silicon Valley. 

Hundreds of millions of dollars in damages have been awarded to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a diaper bag staple, Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. Their lawyers convinced juries that tiny talc particles could make their way through a woman’s…

In its first year, President Trump’s “global gag rule” barring foreign NGOs bankrolled by the US from performing or promoting abortions, has hit family planning services hard.

Around the world, from Asia to Africa, tens of millions of women have gained access to contraception in the past 5 years, making it possible for them to avoid unsafe abortions, unintended pregnancies and maternal deaths. This progress, reported last month by Family Planning…

Getting religious leaders on board is key to expanding family planning in Senegal, where the population is over 90% Muslim.For the family planning NGO Marie Stopes International Senegal, imams are the first port of call.

Last year Armenia banned sex-selective abortions, but its preference for baby boys is leading to scores of aborted girls.   Armenia has the world’s 3rd-highest rate of sex-selective abortions. 114 Armenian boys were born for every 100 girls from 2012 to 2013, compared to…