reproductive health

4.1.19

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.

3.22.19

Where the Hell Is Birth Control for Men?

For years, headlines have promised birth control for cis men is just around the corner. The truth is more complicated.

1.27.19

The Race to Crack India's Lucrative Menstruation Market

The vast majority of women in India don't use sanitary products, instead relying on everything from cow dung and newspapers when it comes to that time of the month. But local entrepreneurs are determined to change that with reusable pads, menstrual...

1.6.19

Why Are Women Still Refusing Painkillers During Childbirth?

An increasing number of American women are choosing to have their babies delivered with fewer interventions.

6.24.18

How to Share the Burden of Birth Control With Your Partner

If it takes two to get pregnant, shouldn't it take two to prevent it?

6.15.18

In The Future, You Could Be Pregnant Outside Your Body

Ectogenesis—having a baby in an artificial womb—sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a reality if you're rich enough.

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5.31.18

Can I Skip My Period Safely?

Doctors break down why getting your period is actually optional.

12.7.17

Living With Endometriosis, an Agonising Disease Without a Known Cause or Cure

For most of her life, Chloe has struggled with debilitating periods. When she was 25, she finally went to the hospital. It took four years to diagnose her. Why won't doctors take menstrual pain seriously?

6.15.17

An Abortion is Still a Death Sentence for Many Cambodian Sex Workers

A recent report is the first to investigate the causes of maternal deaths among sex workers anywhere in the world.

2.11.17

How Reproductive Health Makes It Harder to Travel as a Woman

Sometimes a morning after pill requires leaving the country.