In the push to advance universal health coverage, certain governments have advocated for watered-down language surrounding sexual and reproductive health rights to dilute international declarations. But UHC cannot be comprehensive without strong language defining sexual and…

Brazil is poised to slash sex ed funding as STIs soar under conservative President Jair Bolsonaro. A national law isn’t on the books yet, but local jurisdictions are already limiting sex ed. Supporters of the legislation tout widely discredited arguments that sex ed leads…

75% of Ethiopian women and girls can’t access menstruation supplies.    When Freweini Mebrahtu moved to the US, she noted an “overwhelming” bounty of disposable supplies. So, she designed a cheaper, reusable pad that has helped nearly 800,000 girls and women.    “The whole…

Southern Christian pregnancy centers are rebranding and making a bid for funding relinquished by Planned Parenthood as the organization rejects President Trump’s new Title X conditions.   One Texas group, The Source, has merged 8 centers into a chain that plans to expand…

President Trump’s brand of the “global gag rule,” which bans funding to foreign NGOs that provide abortion counseling or referrals, is having worse effects than those of previous Republication administrations.  His souped-up rendition endangers far more lives of children…

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…