One of the most talked-about revelations from Britney Spears’ testimony Wednesday: She has been forced to use an IUD under the terms of the conservatorship she has been living under for 13 years,
Glancing nervously towards the clock, Brenda Epoo, an experienced midwife and perinatal service coordinator, reaches for a folded set of fresh bed sheets. With only 5 minutes before the next patient arrives, Epoo must handwash all of her instruments and change the linens on…
The sidelining of pregnant women’s needs and the skills of midwives is leading to a scourge of preventable deaths, warns the
South Asia—one of the most polluted regions on Earth—also has the highest global burden of pregnancy loss.
Folic acid has long been recommended for women of reproductive age to help prevent neural tube defects. But online, doubt is being sown about its safety for more than half of the US population who have variants of the gene known as MTHFR. The health impacts of common…
The pandemic has dramatically shifted women’s reproductive plans—and dimmed hopes for some of ever having a child,
Society’s squeamishness about older people’s sex lives is driving a rise in sexually transmitted infections among over-45s, according to a new survey spanning the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands,
It’s been a big month for Loyce Pace. Last week, she was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board—but as she pointed out on Twitter, “I still very much have a day job”—as president and executive director of Global Health Council.
Kelli Dillon longed to have a second chance at motherhood upon her release from prison. Instead, she was told she might have cancer, was chained, and lined up with 4 other prisoners for “assembly-line” surgery. But that was a lie: She’d been intentionally sterilized.…
Marie Stopes South Africa was conducting 2,000+ abortions per month before the pandemic. When caseloads plummeted under lockdown, they sought ways to help women avoid unsafe procedures, writes Melusi Dhlamini, director of clinical services for the organization.