A “testicle bath” for male contraception took home top honors at the Germany’s James Dyson Awards.   Hormone-free and reversible, the ultrasound device uses “deep heat” to temporarily stop sperm in their tracks, preventing them from fertilizing a female egg.   The…

For pregnant people behind bars, LA County is offering a route back to their communities.  It’s funneling pregnant people out of the prison system and into supportive homes where they can live with their children.   A 4-part California Health Report series explores the…

The Biden administration yesterday reversed a Trump-era rule blocking federally funded family planning clinics from providing abortion referrals, The Hill reports.  

In a historic decision, Mexico’s supreme court justices overturned an abortion law yesterday that penalized women for getting an illegal abortion.

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,