African refugee women settled in the US may receive less prenatal care, but they still have healthier pregnancies than US-born women. According to a recent University of Buffalo study, acclimatization to US culture—marked by processed food, drug and alcohol use, and…

19 suspects have been arrested in Uganda for allegedly aiding and abetting female genital mutilation, after local media reported that 400 women were attacked by armed gangs in the past month. Some of the victims are as young as 12, the Guardian reported. 

In our summary Wednesday of a TIME article ahead of Argentina’s abortion ruling to reject expanding abortion rights, we should have clarified that only Cuba, Uruguay, and part of Mexico allow elective abortions; abortion is banned completely in 6 countries (…

Used to protect pregnant women against malaria, the drug sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine, or SP, may also safeguard them against adverse birth outcomes caused by curable sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections.  

In some parts of western Nepal, women and girls are banished to cage-like sheds during their periods. The sheds are illegal in Nepal, but some remote villages here continue the practice, which has roots in ancient Hindu scriptures. A Hindu god is said to have created…