A woman’s risk of dying from cervical cancer is much higher than previously believed, especially for older and black women, according to a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led study. By excluding women who have had hysterectomies, which typically involve…

After having her fertility restored with ovarian tissue frozen at puberty, a 24-year-old woman from Dubai gave birth in London this week, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind.   Born with beta thalassaemia, a congenital blood disorder with a high incidence…

The Indian government’s policy of female sterilization must be practiced fairly and safely or not at all, argues Payal Shah from the Center for Reproductive Rights. Indian woman are supposed to have access to a full-range of contraceptive options, but lower caste women are…

The Dakota Access Pipeline protests have illuminated other health crises among Native American populations, including a persistent lack of reproductive health care for Indigenous women.   Amie Newman, a blogger for Our Bodies Ourselves, argues that the problem originated…

In the aftermath of the election, US women took to social media to advocate a form of birth control that could outlast 2 presidential terms: long-term intrauterine devices (IUDs).  

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards helped kick off this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Denver on Saturday with a keynote speech that underlined the conference’s focus on inclusiveness and health equity for all. She named racism…

So-called sex selection drugs may be a factor in 1 out of 5 stillbirths in India’s Haryana state, where pregnant women who want a boy pay $3 to $50 for the useless and illegal concoctions.   Haryana’s cultural bias in favor of boys is strong. Sex-selective abortion and…