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…

Around the world, from Asia to Africa, tens of millions of women have gained access to contraception in the past 5 years, making it possible for them to avoid unsafe abortions, unintended pregnancies and maternal deaths. This progress, reported last month by Family Planning…

Getting religious leaders on board is key to expanding family planning in Senegal, where the population is over 90% Muslim.For the family planning NGO Marie Stopes International Senegal, imams are the first port of call.

Mothers living near fracking sites are more likely to give birth to unhealthy babies.

Dozens of Rohingya Muslim women and girls detailed horrific “sweeping and methodical” rape at the hands of Burma’s security forces.Aung San Suu Kyi’s government denies accounts of rape; an internal military investigation last month concluded such assaults never took place.