The US State Department could bar its diplomats from using go-to global health phrases “sexual and reproductive health” and “comprehensive sexuality education” if several Trump political appointees within the US State Department get their way.   They’ve proposed the changes…

The Trump administration is eroding reproductive rights both at home and abroad, writes Stephanie Schmid, a US diplomat focused on international human rights.

The Trump administration may legislate transgender out of existence with its biggest effort yet to narrowly define gender according to genitalia at birth, the New York Times reported Sunday. The move would overturn Obama-era education and healthcare protections for…

The goals of the Paris climate agreement are wildly out of reach, according to a sweeping UN report released Sunday. There is “no documented historic precedent” for the changes needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, raising questions about the feasibility of…

The Trump administration is reconsidering all federally funded research using human fetal tissue “in light of the serious regulatory, moral, and ethical considerations involved,” health officials announced Monday. It’s the latest in a wave of Trump administration measures…

The European Patent Office ruled yesterday to uphold US pharma giant Gilead Sciences’ patent related to sofosbuvir, the key hepatitis C drug. The decision left Médecins Sans Frontières “gravely disappointed,” according to a statement.  

CAPE TOWN—With a dozen empty plastic water jugs slung over her shoulders, Rukayah Salie hurries across a busy road in Muizenberg just outside of Cape Town, South Africa and joins the thirsty Capetonians queued up to collect free, clean drinking water from the roadside tap…

After decades of networking with AIDS researchers and policymakers to promote abstinence-only sex ed, evangelical activist Shepherd Smith’s “in crowd” of religious conservatives is infiltrating the White House and holding the purse strings on AIDS policy, according to a…

Jennafer Norris was stunned when doctors refused her request to have her tubes tied after experiencing life-threatening pre-eclampsia. She had no idea that her hospital banned the procedure—an increasingly common scenario as more hospitals merge under Catholic management.

Religious doctrine is dictating health care options in a growing number of rural communities across America.. Estimates show that 1 in 6 hospital beds in the US are Catholic-owned or affiliated. From 2001-2016, as the number of hospitals in the US shrank, Catholic hospitals…