In a win for abortion rights advocates, the US Supreme Court blocked a Louisiana law barring facilities from performing abortions unless they had admitting privileges at a nearby hospital—which many abortion clinics do not.   Critics say the law would have ultimately…

The Chinese government has sustained a draconian forced birth control campaign aimed at limiting Muslim minority populations—such as Uighurs—while encouraging members of the Han majority to have larger families, an AP investigation found.   Over the past 4 years, the…

"Infertility in low-income countries is a neglected reproductive health issue, despite its staggering impact," wrote Marie Thoma, PhD, MHS, nominating it for Global Health NOW's annual Untol

Through efforts like Family Planning 2020, contraception has become a focal point of global health initiatives.     But uptake is uneven across age groups. A new JAMA study found that the prevalence of unmet need for family planning was 50.8% among adolescents (ages 15-19…

In many states, giving “informed consent” for an abortion means first listening to fear-mongering, inaccurate recitations from often-conflicted medical professionals.    

The birth control pill ranks high in popularity for its low cost and ease-of-use—but requires vigilance in taking daily doses.   A star-fish-shaped slow-release capsule developed by a team from the lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Robert Langer could change…

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.  

Planned Parenthood opted out of federal funding yesterday rather than comply with Trump administration rules that would bar them from making abortion referrals, The New York Times reports.  

In the 60 years since the pill came to market, contraceptives for women haven’t really changed. Even Amphora, a “new” over-the-counter gel that women can apply before sex, is essentially an updated version of spermicidal lube. Why the sluggish innovation? The pharma…

VANCOUVER—The number one killer of women during childbirth is severe postpartum hemorrhage—capable of killing an otherwise healthy woman in less than 2 hours if she does not receive care. That gives health care workers precious little time to act—and in low-resource…