Citing civil unrest in response to controversial police shootings and other actions, researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are proposing that law enforcement–related deaths in the US be treated as a notifiable condition. The classification would…

Laws in Japan make it extremely difficult to buy a gun. There’s an all-day class and shooting range class requirement, as well as a written test, mental test and drug test to pass. The result: low firearm ownership. Unsurprisingly, Japan's firearm homicide rate is way…

Just hours after doctors made a plea yesterday on Capitol Hill for gun violence research funding, multiple shooters hit a San Bernardino, California center for people with developmental disabilities, leaving 14 dead and even more wounded, The Washington Post reported.

Jaha Dukureh, the most prominent young woman campaigning against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Gambia, welcomed the news last week when President Yahya Jammeh announced their country was moving into the 21st century and there was no place for FGM in the modern…

Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, an area in which the world has made great strides, according to a Lancet editorial.

In 2007, following the deaths of 2 newborn girls from FGM-related complications, many in Colombia’s Embera community were stunned to learn that the group’s midwives had long carried out the practice, frequently in secret. An education campaign for midwives and other women…

A yard-full-of-corpses Halloween display in front of an Ohio family’s home prompted a decidedly cerebral reaction from The Atlantic’s James Hamblin. He connects the “wonderful” freedom Americans have to exercise our rights to expose others’ children to violence—if we deem…

Victims of childhood sexual abuse should not only be screened for sexually transmitted infections and offered appropriate treatment, but also be offered human papillomavirus vaccination, experts write in a Lancet commentary. The Reasoning: Cervical or vaginal trauma…

Our hearts go out to the City of Light and the survivors and friends and families of those who lost loved ones in Friday’s senseless attacks. Like the world, we stand with Paris. And we stand with Beirut (which suffered attacks on Thursday), Syria and with people everywhere…

Warriors—a new documentary released today—shows a Maasai cricket team going to bat against long-held cultural attitudes in Kenya favoring female genital mutilation (FGM). “It started a long time ago when we were young and our sisters were being married off and not…