reproductive rights

reproductive rights

I Learned How to Do an Abortion on a Papaya

Papaya workshops have become a popular way to demystify and destigmatize abortion.
Marie Solis

Buying Abortion Pills Online Is Overwhelmingly Safe, But Maybe Illegal

There's plenty of evidence that most online retailers are selling the real thing.
Marie Solis

People Are Already Dying From Being Denied Abortions

A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.
Kimberly Lawson
reproductive rights

Nigerian Hospitals Are Locking Up Women Unable to Pay Their Childbirth Bills

Fashion designer Folake Oduyoye died in custody in 2016 after her hospital refused to discharge her until she paid her outstanding bill. Her death is part of a global phenomenon known as hospital detention.
Emma Bryce
Wana Udobang
reproductive rights

What It's Like to Get an Abortion When You're Six Months Pregnant

Rachel was 25 weeks pregnant when she learned her fetus had a severe, likely lethal abnormality that also put her health at risk. She had to drive 12 hours and pay $10,000 to get a potentially life-saving abortion.
Callie Beusman

Why Indian Women Are Fighting to Pray Inside Their Own Temples

In India, women are banned from entering Hindu temples if they are on their period. But increasing numbers are protesting to demand the right to worship, pray, and menstruate inside religious institutions.
Mari Shibata

How Sexual and Reproductive Rights are Essential to Achieving Gender Equality

We need to do something about these horrifying violations of inalienable human rights.
Sharon Shum
Ghost Stories

Minnie Dean Is a Victim of Old New Zealand's Puritanical Views on Reproductive Rights

Vilified in the press as a child murder, Minnie Dean was a woman who took care of kids no one else wanted.
James Borrowdale

This Artist Is the Only Man Ever Convicted of Blasphemy In Modern Philippines

Carlos Celdran took on the church eight years ago and the fight took over his life.
Sai Villafuerte

How the Catholic Church Is Helping, and Hurting, the Philippines' Poorest People

The Church is running poverty alleviation programs in communities like Tondo. But it's also fighting against policies that could help them.
Sai Villafuerte
reproductive rights

Tanzania Plans to Arrest Pregnant Girls and Take Them to Court

The regional commissioner in charge of the plan argued that it would make them less likely to have sex.
Sirin Kale
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How to Deal With a Pregnancy Scare

... in a country where abortion is illegal and access to birth control is heavily regulated.
Narendra Hutomo