When doctors tied her limbs and scraped the lining of her uterus without anesthesia after her miscarriage, it was “the 30 most horrible minutes of my life,” Croatian MP Ivana Nincevic-Lesandric told her colleagues in a male-dominated parliament last October.  

The rise of IUDs in America has led some to suggest that the devices can help quell poverty. Wider access to IUDs is seen as a positive, but this argument walks dangerously close to America’s shameful history of reproductive coercion, write Christine Dehlendorf and Kelsey…

Compared to its high-income peers, US women are more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth and skip out on care because of the cost. A study comparing access to health care and health status among 11 high-income nations—including Australia, Norway and the UK—also found…

In India, most kidney and liver donors are women—75% and 60%, respectively. But only 19% of kidney and 24% of liver recipients are women. What gives? “Although the bodies of women in India are policed like international borders, families don’t mind [them] being cut up for…

Kenyan officials are being taken to court after Marie Stopes was banned from providing abortion, post-abortion care and reproductive health information. In Kenya abortion is allowed in cases where the woman’s health is in danger. Nevertheless, the Marie Stopes ban was…

Female genital mutilation/cutting rates have seen a “huge and significant decline” among African girls in the last 2 decades, according to a new BMJ Global Health study.   The steepest decline was in East Africa, where FGM prevalence dropped from 71% of under-14 girls in…

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…

2018 has been a year for “shining a light in dirty, dark corners,” in terms of the harassment and inequality of women in the US, says physician Katherine Sherif. The movement is perhaps also helping to surface chilling stories of medical negligence and oversight in women’s…

Venezuela’s collapsing health system has breast cancer patients resorting to “20th century” treatment for lack of better options.

If you’re a woman and you’re having a heart attack, you may want to have a female physician treat you.