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…

How does abortion access compare in the US and India, 2 of the world’s largest democracies?The countries legalized abortion within 2 years of each other, in the early 1970s. 4 decades later, the issue remains polarizing in America. Since January, the Trump administration…

One program that has seen a boost under the federal budget—receiving $90 million annually—is also one that studies show doesn’t work: Abstinence-only-until-marriage sex-ed.What’s more, the Department of Health and Human Services also recently announced the end to funding…

Politicians in Scotland want to make sanitary products available to all women, hoping the country will be “a world leader in fighting ‘period poverty.’”   “We’re hearing about women and girls using sanitary products for too long, ... people improvising and using other items…

I’m surprised and disappointed that Global Health Now would include the Quartz article titled “West African governments want to cut population growth in half, but for whose benefit?” in your newsletter. The article misses the point of rights-based voluntary family planning…

Many more women in Burma now have reliable access to contraceptives thanks to the Reproductive Health Commodity Logistics System (RHC-LS).Piloted in 2014 to better meet contraceptive need, the UNFPA-supported system shifted the logistics strategy from a “push” system of…

A Canada-led UN resolution calling for an end to violence against women was adopted by consensus on Thursday. But the US has rejected it because it advocates access to safe abortion in countries where the procedure is legal.  

Groundbreaking epidemiological studies led US tech companies to stop using toxic chemicals that caused miscarriages and birth defects 25 years ago. But they did not ask the same of their Asian suppliers. Now confidential data reveal that thousands of pregnant Asian women…

Indonesia’s young people are calling for accessible and accurate sexual and reproductive health information and a voice in their health care needs.   The country’s youth were, in fact, part of the discussions at the first National Adolescents Summit, held in Yogyakarta and…

To answer the SDG 2030 call to “leave no one behind,” health leaders must commit to stopping fistula within a generation, write leaders of a UNFPA-led campaign against the condition, which is caused by prolonged obstructed labor.   Nigerian Minister of Health Isaac Adewole…