I Learned How to Do an Abortion on a Papaya
Papaya workshops have become a popular way to demystify and destigmatize abortion.
Buying Abortion Pills Online Is Overwhelmingly Safe, But Maybe Illegal
There's plenty of evidence that most online retailers are selling the real thing.
People Are Already Dying From Being Denied Abortions
A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.
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.
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.
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.
How Sexual and Reproductive Rights are Essential to Achieving Gender Equality
We need to do something about these horrifying violations of inalienable human rights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.