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…

Pad Man sounds like a superhero movie, and in many ways, it is—the new Bollywood film tells the tale of a rural Indian welder who spent 2 decades building a machine to create inexpensive sanitary pads after observing his wife improvising with rags, like scores of women in…

A YouTube video challenging the benefits of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, by filmmaker Joan Shenton, demonstrates why film has become a choice tool for vaccine critics.

For women in Pakistan, son preference increasingly influences parity progression and contraception choices, though research on the topic is slim.

A year in, President Trump’s “America First” policy is upending its role in global health.The White House has proposed cuts of over $2 billion to global health for fiscal year 2018—a 23% drop from 2017.Half of the American public supports US leadership to improve global…

In its first year, President Trump’s “global gag rule” barring foreign NGOs bankrolled by the US from performing or promoting abortions, has hit family planning services hard.

Across the Middle East and North Africa, women languish in jail for zina crimes, an Islamic legal tradition often interpreted as a criminalization of extramarital sex, writes Ana P. Santos.In migrant worker hubs like Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), zina detainees…