HIV prevalence in Nigeria is about 4%. But among gay men and MSM this figure is more like 30% with untold numbers of men—and the women they marry to avoid suspicion—unaware of their status.   Stigma means that many will not seek health services, while a lack of training for…

Addressing the skepticism swirling around Christine Blasey Ford's testimony last week that US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her, Monica Hesse delivers a reality check: Many survivors hide their trauma to protect loved ones.  

Commercial surrogacy was banned in Cambodia in 2016 but high demand from wealthy Chinese people pushes the practice into illegal markets. In efforts to disband illicit agencies, Cambodian police are arresting the surrogates themselves—mainly low-income women unaware of the…

Hundreds of women in Malawi die each year due to the government’s strict anti-abortion law. The country has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, but a new bill set for parliamentary debate is looking to upend the 157-year-old law, which permits abortion…

The US remains the sole holdout among developed nations in signing the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child—furthering evidence that children’s rights, which ensure “the survival and development of the child,” are being recklessly and needlessly eroded as more people…

Sweat poured down Fenol’s body as he writhed in pain on a stretcher in a southern Haiti emergency room. Two days earlier, a motorcycle crash caused massive trauma to his abdomen. His internal injuries had precipitated multi-organ failure and shock, and he had lost precious…

Tanzania’s president John Magufuli has advised couples to forego birth control because the country needs more people, local news outlets reported. Africa’s population is set to double to 2.5 billion people by 2050. Magufuli called families seeking contraception “lazy” and…

A devastating report from ProPublica recounts profound suffering and agonizing waiting endured by immigrant youth in the US living in 9 federally funded Chicago-area shelters.  

Michelle Bachelet, a torture survivor, pediatrician, and former Chilean president, went to work as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights this week.  

As revelations mount about sexual abuse within the Catholic church, the unspeakable abuse of children in the care of America’s Catholic orphanages remains “rarely told and barely heard,” writes Christine Kenneally. Her investigation of St. Joseph’s orphanage in Vermont…