Once again, we've had a year of ups and downs, a year of strong stands for women's rights and crushing defeats. Here's a quick run-down of some of the most memorable moments of 2014: - Last month, the Chamber of Deputies in the Dominican Republic put forward a measure to reinforce- and strengthen-...Read more
Through its mobile health units, our local partner—CIES—works to ensure all women, men, and young people living in remote areas of Bolivia are able to receive the sexual and reproductive health services they want, need, and deserve. Watch this video to learn more about the health care needs of...Read more
Manon Parry’s engrossing book, Broadcasting Birth Control: Mass Media and Family Planning , takes readers through the arguments early sexual and reproductive health advocates had when deciding what would be the best messaging to gain popular support for the use of contraception in America. Using...Read more
In a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and great income inequality, our services—which include contraception, gynecological consultations, and cervical cancer screenings and prevention—are needed now more than ever. Our Mobile Health Unit initiative responds to these needs...Read more
In a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and great income inequality, our services—which include contraception, gynecological consultations, and cervical cancer screenings and prevention—are needed now more than ever. Our Mobile Health Unit initiative responds to these needs...Read more
The United States saw a recent victory for sexual and reproductive rights when a federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow emergency contraception to be sold over-the-counter without age restrictions. This decision has the power to increase access to emergency contraception...Read more
In The Global Biopolitics of the IUD science and technology professor Chikako Takeshita recounts the history of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and its impact on women throughout the world. She takes a critical look at the research on contraceptives and the politics surrounding women having control of...Read more
Recent evidence indicating that hormonal contraception may increase the risk of women acquiring and transmitting HIV has caught the eye of the World Health Organization (WHO). However, after a two-day convening to evaluate whether changes to its advice regarding HIV and the use of hormonal...Read more
A group of 122 House Democrats fought back today against what they called “a systematic and baseless campaign of misinformation” from House Republicans about UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. In an open letter to President Obama, the group urged him to reaffirm U.S. support for the agency...Read more