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.  

A landmark study from Sweden confirms the huge benefits of the HPV vaccine in preventing cervical cancer itself—not just cellular changes that can lead to cervical cancer.  

For years, Texas laws have scaled back access to low-cost abortion and reproductive health services, making access increasingly difficult for Latinx women.   For much of April, the state had a near-total ban on abortions, deemed “non-essential” amid the pandemic.     The…

During the coronavirus lockdown in Nepal, hospital births dropped 50%, and stillbirths and infant deaths rose by about the same amount, according to 

Sri Lanka has some of the most restrictive abortion laws anywhere, permitting the procedure only if the mother’s life is in danger. But hundreds of women still undergo the procedure every day.   The outsize influence of the Catholic church is one reason for the stigma…

In a watershed moment, the prestigious Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago suspended intersex surgeries last month. Activists hope other hospitals will follow suit.   The UN has condemned these surgeries, but they are legal in almost every country. (“…

For koalas and humans, the shared misery of chlamydia may also reap benefits for both species.   Koalas are particularly susceptible to harsh chlamydia symptoms like cysts and severe inflammation. But otherwise, the disease manifests similarly to human cases—essentially “…