Female genital mutilation is happening on US soil—and bans on the practice have gotten weaker, not stronger, reports Milena Mikael-Debass. American FGM survivors from a range of backgrounds—from African and Asian diaspora communities to white Christian women—have broken…

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Yesterday Alabama lawmakers passed the most restrictive abortion law in America, banning virtually all abortions with no exceptions for victims of rape and incest. Clashing with federal court rulings, Alabama’s law allows only abortions needed to save a mother’s life.   The…

Christy Turlington Burns remembers the exact date she became interested in maternal health.

At the urging of the White House, Germany nixed language referring to “sexual and reproductive health” in a signature UN resolution taking aim at rape in conflict situations, Foreign Policy reports.  

Female genital schistosomiasisis is a neglected—but not uncommon—disease. The painful parasitic condition affects up to 10 million women and girls in Africa.   It’s also a cofactor for HIV/AIDS—responsible for up to a 3-4-fold increase in horizontal HIV transmission,…

The term “self care” has myriad meanings in the modern vernacular. In a special series from The BMJ and BMJ Global Health, authors home in on where it aligns with and amplifies health care systems—through the lens of sexual and reproductive health rights.

While men are often sidelined during the pregnancy and childbirth process, in Pakistan they jumped at the opportunity to learn more. Super Abbu (super dad)—a program aimed to improve dads’ engagement in pregnancy and childbirth— received 40,000 phone inquiries, 96% of them…

Western men’s sperm counts have dropped 52% in the last 40 years and are continuing to fall 1.4% a year—yet fertility services chiefly target women. A burgeoning market of men looking to hack their sperm is poised to change that dialogue, offering a clutch of chic new…

Today in Cairo, some newborn baby girls will sport blue ribbon pins that look like the Arabic word “no”—showing that their parents are saying no to female genital mutilation, Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.