Parents need to take a more proactive role in encouraging healthy sexual development in adolescents, a new study in the Journal of Public Health Africa has found.  

The still-dreaded, age-old genital herpes virus can be traced back to a mysterious ancient interaction between Homo erectus and an ancient primate known as the Nutcracker Man. Paranthropus boisei, known for its massive teeth, somehow encountered Homo erectus…

New York’s young people are not getting the sexual health education they need, according to a new report from the city comptroller.Among the sobering statistics cited:

How does abortion access compare in the US and India, 2 of the world’s largest democracies?The countries legalized abortion within 2 years of each other, in the early 1970s. 4 decades later, the issue remains polarizing in America. Since January, the Trump administration…

Burcu Bozkurt, the 120 Under 40 leader closing out GHN’s special Q&A series, has done everything from providing technical support to establish an M&E system for community health workers in Bangladesh to working with women’s cooperatives in Turkey, her home country.

As a medical student in Rwanda, Jean Christophe Rusatira grew determined to help the many street kids he encountered near his university. Rusatira’s quest to help youth find better opportunities sparked his career-shaping interest in public health, and ultimately led to his…

Patricee Douglas, MBBS, a 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders winner of 2016, stands out as the only winner from the Caribbean region. The program, organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the…

They might be young, but they have already made great waves in the field of family planning around the globe.

Politicians in Scotland want to make sanitary products available to all women, hoping the country will be “a world leader in fighting ‘period poverty.’”   “We’re hearing about women and girls using sanitary products for too long, ... people improvising and using other items…

We’re kicking off a new series featuring the reigning 120 Under 40 family planning leaders with a Q&A with Margaret Bolaji, a Nigerian youth activist for girls’ health and rights.