When writer Wendy Muperi went undercover in Harare, Zimbabwe, she found a slew of underground options—from pills to herbal remedies—promising to end her fake pregnancy at a fraction of a doctor’s fee. Such services are the only abortion option for many women in Zimbabwe.…

This is a story about my best friend’s mother and my mother’s best friend. One died from cervical cancer. One survived. 

The “crusade against sex education” in Brazil’s far-right government is undermining progress in sexual and reproductive health, reports Fabiana Frayssinet.   President Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign was bolstered by the rise of conservative fundamentalism in Brazil. The country’…

Distributing menstrual supplies to girls in developing countries has been hailed as an important step in ending the cycle of poverty—credited with helping girls stay in school, marry later, have fewer children and lift their communities out of poverty. In her new book,…

Less restrictive abortion laws are linked to lower maternal mortality, and vice versa, according to University of Melbourne researchers. Their findings show that reforming restrictive abortion laws could lower maternal mortality and demonstrate a need for services shielding…

When doctors tied her limbs and scraped the lining of her uterus without anesthesia after her miscarriage, it was “the 30 most horrible minutes of my life,” Croatian MP Ivana Nincevic-Lesandric told her colleagues in a male-dominated parliament last October.  

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…

“Son, it’s time to talk about condoms.” Young men actually want to hear that from their fathers, according to a Pediatrics study based on interviews with 25 fathers and sons in the Bronx.

Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis dominate discourse around the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. They’re also clever adapters, spawning superbug fears over 4 rising infections.   Neisseria meningitidis—a gonorrhea mutation causing…

The US Supreme Court turned down 2 cases that could have given states more agency to roll back Planned Parenthood funding. By rejecting Gee v. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, the nation’s highest court…