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…

Catching new moms right after birth with postpartum family planning services (PPFP) proved successful in Kenya, and could be a valuable tool in the global fight against poverty. Kenya, which embraced PPFP, managed to increase its contraceptive prevalence rate from 46% to…

Abortion rates have dipped significantly since 1990 in the developed world—but not in the developing world. Based on data collected from governments, agencies and studies, researchers led by Gilda Sedgh, ScD learned that in the developed world, the abortion rate dropped 19…

Nestled among wedding planning ideas, brides-to-be in Nepal can find family planning support too on the NewlyWed website, launched by Marie Stopes International yesterday.