While Peru’s family planning program seemed a way to provide low-income families access to birth control, doctors and victims’ rights advocates say it emphasized sterilization.272,000 women—mostly poor, rural, and uneducated—were sterilized under the program from…

After the Trump administration imposed new restrictions on Title X health clinics, 876 such facilities nationwide have lost funding.As a result, more than 8.7 million women could lose access to reproductive health services and health screenings, NBC News …

Decades ago, the term “reproductive justice” was coined to encompass all that was missing from a conversation about reproductive options for women of color. It included everything from higher risk of fibroids to unequal pay. As increasingly restrictive abortion laws loom…

When I was 3, India opened up its economy, bringing in companies from around the world. Everything changed. As a baby, I had cloth diapers. My younger brother wore disposable diapers.

The gist of Jen Gunter’s new book “The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth From the Medicine” does exactly what it says on the cover. The gist: “It’s a vagina, not a piña colada,” writes the Twitter-famous ob-gyn.Human understanding of the…

In the US and Canada, pro-sterilization policies aimed at controlling indigenous populations are widely regarded as a shameful relic of colonization and 20th century eugenics.   In the 1960s and 1970s, thousands of indigenous women underwent the procedure—shrinking families…

A Brooklyn company is marketing an at-home rape kit—a variety of swabs and a container to collect saliva—that allows users to gather samples to deliver to a police station or university Title IX office.   But critics note that DNA collection is a small part of a sexual…

After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990.

Alabama is among 9 states to recently pass super-restrictive abortion laws. While for now abortions are still legal before 20 weeks, they aren’t easy to come by and face relentless, sometimes violent opposition. Clinics offering abortions in the South and the Midwest fell…

Two years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the territory has seen a major decline in abortions—possibly a consequence of a family planning care system left in tatters long after the storm.