The outsize burden of HIV and AIDS among women in former British colonies goes back to colonial legal systems’ approaches to property, according to new research.

Gravely ill and determined to release the herpes vaccine he developed, microbiologist Bill Halford didn’t want to wait around for grants and regulations. So he went rogue, shirking FDA regulations and gathering subjects at a hotel, and in Saint Kitts, to try his method.…

Reproductive rights groups are taking the Trump administration to court over federal policies that undermine comprehensive sexual health services, saying they compromise the health of low-income patients. The legal battle comes amid efforts by conservatives to cut federal…

A midwife forced to deliver the babies of ISIS militants who captured Raqqa, Syria in 2014 recounted her nightmare. ISIS Husbands, Nasr said, barely trusted her; they wouldn’t let her give their laboring wives—including many Syrian teenagers as young as 13 years old—pain…

Meeting the unmet need for contraception could reap huge economic rewards by 2030, according to an analysis of the potential benefits of reaching the FP2020 and SDG family planning targets. India could save $89.7 billion. Nigeria, $12.9 billion.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a challenge: "Reinvent the Toilet." Duke University researchers answered the call with a new system they’re testing out at a women's dormitory in Coimbatore, India.

Texas made national news for its shocking maternal mortality numbers in 2012, but as it turns out, those numbers were flawed.

In 2005, Lebanon ramped up its efforts to measure maternal mortality and reduce its toll. Despite the recent influx of Syrian refugees, these efforts have gone from strength to strength, writes Lea Sacca. Beginning in 2008 a public health ministry field project, using a…

Abortion bans are not a deterrent from terminating unwanted pregnancies, but they do contribute to more unsafe procedures. Every year, 56 million unsafe abortions are carried out worldwide, killing some 22,800 women, found a sweeping new report by the Guttmacher Institute.

“No providers come into this work for purpose of abusing women.”