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.

An increasing number of women in their late teens and early 20s in Kashmir are being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).In addition to the rise of risk factors such as unhealthy diets and sedentary behavior, experts say that Kashmiri women are genetically…

Sperm counts among men in western countries have more than halved in the last 40 years, according to research published in Human Reproduction Update.

17 years after medication abortion was approved, it is now being used in about half of the nearly 1 million abortions US women undergo each year. This has created a new front in the anti-abortion wars: targeting women’s regret in the form of an “abortion pill reversal.”

The demand for more children in China has gone up with the easing of the 1-child policy—but sperm counts have gone down, dropping from 100 million in the 1970s to 20 million in 2012, by 1 analysis. This has helped to create an assisted reproductive health market in China…

Easing guidelines around Pap smears in the US and Canada has had one unintended consequence, a new Canada-based study has found: fewer screenings and diagnoses of chlamydia.

Hitting back against the “global gag rule”—which prevents US tax dollars from funding overseas groups that discuss abortion or advocate abortion rights—Swedish development agency Sida announced it won’t fund organizations that follow the gag rule. Instead, Sida announced…