While access to contraceptives is a major problem globally, two more significant reasons for them not being used are a dearth of options and information, a new study  by the Guttmacher Institute reveals.

Once on the brink of eradication, syphilis is now being reported at an alarming rate in the US. Not since the 1980s have infection rates among gay men been so high. The disease’s comeback is likely the result of state and local budget cuts, which reduced the hours and…

What do candy crush and cervical cancer have in common? Well, nothing except, both can now be ‘screened’ on a smartphone. The innovation, by Israeli based firm MobileODT, is a compact medical device that comprises a powerful microscope and lighting. It incorporates an…

Taking the advice of their legislators to heart, a group of women in Miami, Florida turned to their dentists for pap smears and yeast infection treatments. But the dental clinic at the Jessie Trice Community Health Center turned down their requests for help with their “…

A combination of challenging logistics and ideology block broader access to contraceptives in the poorest pockets of Burma (Myanmar), such as Chin State—where only around 3% of the women have access to family planning. That stands in stark contrast to the rest of the…

Misuse of condoms is hobbling efforts to prevent the spread of HIV in Uganda, according to Uganda AIDS Commission chairman Vinand Nantulya.

The outsized influence of religion on health policies threatens the sexual and reproductive health of women in developing countries, writes Susana T. Fried, a global health justice partnership fellow at Yale. In Latin America, for example, where the Zika virus has been…

Women are soaking up free reproductive health care and family planning services in rural Garm, Tajikistan, where many are flocking from far away regions. Females are privately counseled on contraception and learn about maternal health in seminars at the Rasht Reproductive…

A program that successfully halved England's teen pregnancy rate will now serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the world. According to England’s Office for National Statistics, 23 out of every 1,000 women under 18 became pregnant in England and Wales in 2014,…

The US Supreme Court unanimously side-stepped a major case on contraceptive access, declining to make a ruling and telling lower courts to consider a compromise. Legal experts read the decision as a tactic to avoid a 4-4 deadlock. The Court has had 8 members since Justice…