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