17 years after medication abortion was approved, it is now being used in about half of the nearly 1 million abortions US women undergo each year. This has created a new front in the anti-abortion wars: targeting women’s regret in the form of an “abortion pill reversal.”

The demand for more children in China has gone up with the easing of the 1-child policy—but sperm counts have gone down, dropping from 100 million in the 1970s to 20 million in 2012, by 1 analysis. This has helped to create an assisted reproductive health market in China…

Easing guidelines around Pap smears in the US and Canada has had one unintended consequence, a new Canada-based study has found: fewer screenings and diagnoses of chlamydia.

Hitting back against the “global gag rule”—which prevents US tax dollars from funding overseas groups that discuss abortion or advocate abortion rights—Swedish development agency Sida announced it won’t fund organizations that follow the gag rule. Instead, Sida announced…

United around the goal of expanding contraceptive access for women and girls in the world’s poorest countries, family planning leaders convene today in London. The meeting—co-hosted by the UK Government, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates…

A Canada-led UN resolution calling for an end to violence against women was adopted by consensus on Thursday. But the US has rejected it because it advocates access to safe abortion in countries where the procedure is legal.  

Groundbreaking epidemiological studies led US tech companies to stop using toxic chemicals that caused miscarriages and birth defects 25 years ago. But they did not ask the same of their Asian suppliers. Now confidential data reveal that thousands of pregnant Asian women…

Indonesia’s young people are calling for accessible and accurate sexual and reproductive health information and a voice in their health care needs.   The country’s youth were, in fact, part of the discussions at the first National Adolescents Summit, held in Yogyakarta and…

To those of us who knew Babatunde Osotimehin, MD, he was simply “Prof.” Yes, he had many distinguished titles in his career. At the time of his death, Babatunde was the 4th executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the under-secretary-general of the UN. He…