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.”

Scientists are baffled by a global dip in sperm counts—much of the western world is down 50% in the last 4 decades—with the mystery exacerbated by antiquated sperm analysis methods unchanged since the 1950s.

A behemoth data analysis published in the Lancet takes a worldwide snapshot of a nebulous issue: unintended pregnancies.The ambitious study gathered data on abortion rates and surveys of women on unintended pregnancies, published by the UN Population Division and other…

Over 26 years of civil war in Somaliland completely decimated its health services. In the chaos, many health care professionals were either killed or fled the country, more than half a million people lost their lives, and a further million became refugees. Civilians were…

Growing access to postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) in Vietnam has seen rabies cases decline 82% from 1994-2016—but some pregnant and breastfeeding women still avoid it, with deadly consequences.

Obstetric emergencies like miscarriages have landed over 23 women in prison for “abortion-related” crimes in El Salvador—1 of just 4 countries that ban abortion regardless of the circumstances.Dubbed a “poor woman’s crime,” wealthier women skirt the ban with abortion pills…

In many low- and middle-income countries with a heavy HIV burden, data is sorely lacking on underlying STIs that up the risk.