Women with high concentrations of DDT in their blood during pregnancy are 32% more likely to give birth to a child that develops autism, according to a study of almost a million women.

Our work is based on science and trust, on our ability to communicate reliable information—and on having people believe that information is real. We help Tanzanians change their behaviors to protect themselves from malaria by laying out the advantages of sleeping under…

Argentina’s Senate votes today on legalizing abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, with ramifications for women’s rights across the region.   Across Latin America and the Caribbean, only Cuba and Uruguay allow abortion; Argentina and Brazil allow abortion only in cases of…

The US is failing its mothers.   While most US women safely give birth, 50,000+ are severely injured and 700 die each year. Although maternal deaths per 100,000 births have been flat or have fallen in most developed nations, they have increased sharply in the US.  

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Pregnant women in US immigration detention are being denied medical care, shackled, and abused in detention centers in southwestern states, Buzzfeed reports.   Last December, the Trump administration quietly ended an Obama administration–era directive against detaining…

Miscarriages and stillbirths related to the Zika virus may be much higher than initially thought, according to data pooled from 6 primate research centers.

Post-partum hemorrhage kills about 70,000 women annually, but a newly formulated drug could save thousands, a WHO-led study determined. Oxytocin has been the first-choice drug to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. The catch: it must be stored and transported at 2…

Post-partum hemorrhage kills about 70,000 women annually, but a newly formulated drug could save thousands, a WHO-led study determined. Oxytocin has been the first-choice drug to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. The catch: it must be stored and transported at 2…

The US leads the industrialized world in the rate of pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths, and the country's fraught relationship with midwives has a role to play, according to the final installment in a series on America’s maternal mortality crisis. Just 10% of the…