The world’s most effective birth control method—long-acting reversible contraception—is also the world’s least-used common method.   Long-lasting IUDs work 99% of the time. Compare that to the pill, which fails for 9 out of 100 women. But newer, safer LARCs have had trouble…

The prospect of a US Supreme Court tilting right has spurred speculation that the landmark 1973 abortion ruling Roe v. Wade will be overturned. But the landscape is very different today, write Pam Belluck and Jan Hoffman—with more tools to prevent and detect pregnancy, and…

India is the most dangerous country for women in terms of sexual violence and slave labor, according to a global poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts on women’s issues.

A Ukrainian clinic is performing pronuclear transfers for women unable to have their own children. The procedure creates embryos using DNA from 3 people and is banned by the FDA, criticized as “irresponsible human experimentation.” Experts don’t yet know if DNA changes are…

In Kenya, family planning is widely considered to be women’s responsibility and methods that affect men—like vasectomies—are traditionally scorned. Misconceptions like the negative effects on men's sex drives abound but education about the 15-minute procedure and its…

The start-up Modern Fertility sees "a world where getting fertility tested is as routine as getting a pap smear," says founder Afton Vechery. It’s one of a clutch of tech companies looking to crack the fertility tech market in Silicon Valley. 

The Trump administration’s proposed new rule limiting what Title X-funded clinics can tell patients about abortion has divided secular and religious bioethicists.

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…

The University of Otago issued a mea culpa after seizing 500 copies of a campus magazine with an 'objectionable' cover image of a menstruating cartoon character.

To its peril, a promising new law overhauling the Philippines’ antiquated HIV policy still fails to mandate government promotion of condom use, writes Carlos H. Conde.