The rise of IUDs in America has led some to suggest that the devices can help quell poverty. Wider access to IUDs is seen as a positive, but this argument walks dangerously close to America’s shameful history of reproductive coercion, write Christine Dehlendorf and Kelsey…

America’s fertility rate started sinking with the 2007 recession—dipping from 2.12 to 1.77 in 2017. Even a rebounding economy couldn’t bring back a baby bounce. The Economist explores the reasons—from mathematical quirks, to family finances and cultural shifts—and…

At Florida’s Latitude Margaritaville—a “55 and better” community—retirees are finding a new kind of paradise in downsized housing. How to house and care for a fast-growing aging population that will enjoy better health into later decades of life is a critical concern. In…

At the Center for Global Development Leaders’ Conference in London last week, agency leaders faced some harsh truths about multilateral global aid. Namely: Global issues like climate change and population growth are increasingly systemic and borderless while the political…

Over 20,000 El Salvadoran migrants return through San Salvador’s repatriation center every year. Since 2014, the spike in returning citizens pushed the government to overhaul the strained facilities at Dirección de Atención al Migrante with assistance from USAID and the…

In 2011, Rwanda became one of the first African countries to establish a palliative care mandate. Prior to that, in 2009, Kigali’s Kibagabaga Hospital launched one of the first palliative care programs under then-director Christian Ntizimira. Ntizimira discusses in a Q&…

HOUSTON – Eric Boerwinkle isn’t your typical public health school dean. He manages six campuses as dean and M. David Low Chair in Public Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The main campus in Houston is a…

Pernicious myths about contraception—that they render women sterile or cause uterine swelling—must be dismantled to address Uganda’s teen pregnancy crisis, writes Suzanne Moore on World Contraception Day.   Sex education is also critical, considering that a quarter of…

Cities’ shape-shifting nature means businesses are constantly coming and going—leaving behind hundreds of millions of pounds of hazardous waste. Regulators seldom deploy historical data on the leftover waste. But in the new book Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in…

“In a lot of Indigenous languages, there’s no word for cancer,” says Aboriginal patient navigator Leonard Benoit—a nurse-cum-advocate for First Nations patients with the Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program. In this role, he helps translate and clarify diagnosis and…