Online dating fosters a culture of casual sex that could be linked to a dramatic rise in STDs—but popular apps like Tinder and Grindr resist acknowledging any complicity. The apps may hesitate to acknowledge sexual health and safety concerns out of a fear they'd be “…

US anti-abortion groups are flooding Latin America and the Caribbean with cash, training and facilities to maintain the regions’ strict anti-abortion status quo.   One Virginia-based Catholic group, Human Life International, funneled over $600,000 into Central America from…

In 2 years, the birth control app Nurx has spread to 15 states and Washington D.C.   As it reaches conservative states, activists are railing against the “Uber for birth control” for expediting access to morning-after pills like Plan B and Ella.   Nurx allows patients to…

Family dynamics and a dearth of knowledge of—and access to— family planning leave West and Central Africa with some of the world's lowest contraception rates. That is quickly changing in Senegal.   1 in 4 married Senegalese women and girls aged 15-49 now use contraception,…

A proposal to slash cervical cancer screenings could hit minority women especially hard. US Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendations—which inform insurance reimbursements—suggest a Pap smear every 3 years, or an HPV test every 5 for women aged 30-64. Previous…

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.