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…

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…