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.

US women may lose access to certain birth control methods as the Trump administration plans to prioritize funding for abstinence-based programs and natural family planning.

A year in, the SheDecides movement to empower women in their reproductive lives is taking stock.

The US State Department is deleting text about women’s reproductive rights from an upcoming annual report on global human rights, Politico reports.Passages that describe women’s access to contraceptives and abortion have been ordered cut. In addition, a section on racial,…

A lengthy backlog of rape kits in jurisdictions across the US are finally being tested. But that’s just the beginning.Until last year, no national requirements existed on what to do with rape kits, enabling a patchwork of approaches. Now the Justice Department recommends…