Until recently, there was little research dedicated to understanding nonsuicidal self-injury like cutting.1 in 5 adolescents (particularly girls) report self-harm. For 20% of them, the behavior can become an addiction. Once considered a symptom of…

For $115.5 billion, preventable maternal deaths could be ended by 2030, according to a UN report presented yesterday at the International Conference on Population and Development, Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. And for $264 billion, countries could end maternal deaths…

53 million more women have gained access to modern since Family Planning 2020 launched in 2012, according to the group’s new progress report—with the sharpest increases in Eastern and Southern Africa.  

President Trump’s brand of the “global gag rule,” which bans funding to foreign NGOs that provide abortion counseling or referrals, is having worse effects than those of previous Republication administrations.  His souped-up rendition endangers far more lives of children…

For decades, a woman in Medellín, Colombia sidestepped the dementia that was an early death sentence for generations of her family, The New York Times 

In 2009, an estimated 3% of women Afghanistan were addicted to opium or heroin; by 2015, that had climbed to 9.5%, the UN says. And in 2015, 9.2% of children tested positive for at least one drug. Some wives were introduced opium by husbands who gave it to them during…

After the Trump administration imposed new restrictions on Title X health clinics, 876 such facilities nationwide have lost funding.As a result, more than 8.7 million women could lose access to reproductive health services and health screenings, NBC News …

Aja Newman thought she was in good hands at Mount Sinai Emergency Department with a charming “superstar” teaching physician—until he masturbated on her while she was sedated.   People didn’t want to believe her; allies flocked to Newman's defense. But she’d collected…

Since the Zika pandemic ended 3 years ago, 6,000+ research papers have been published on the topic. Yesterday the New England Journal of Medicine published an overall takeaway, revealing:

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…