The medical abortion drug mifepristone has been available in Australian for the past 13 years but it's still out of reach for many women who decide to terminate their pregnancy.
The Trump administration's proposal to block federally funded organizations from providing comprehensive reproductive health care will deprive millions of people access to sexual health services.
Breeding young men for export has never been a successful economic development strategy. Policies that improve local labour market opportunities could increase the status of women.
From the prime minister's public comments to Australia's diplomatic behaviour, there is considerable room for improvement if we are to be "fair dinkum" about gender equality.
The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
Beautiful people tend to lead more charmed lives. Could their attractiveness also color their views on issues like abortion, premarital sex and gay marriage?
Women of all walks of life have abortions: married, single, child-free, and mothers. New research shows what's happening in their life when they do.
While the abortion debate continues worldwide, even in countries where it has long been legal, new drugs and telemedicine services could provide access to safe abortion beyond borders and laws.
Partners and wider family members often meddle in women's reproductive choices.
Christian right groups in Canada may not have the same resources as their American counterparts. They are, nonetheless, attracting supporters by borrowing some U.S. tactics.
In Kenya nearly 120,000 women are treated in health facilities each year for complications arising from unsafe abortions
With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, many predict that the court will move to the right on issues from abortion to gun rights. But Supreme Court rulings are often not the last word on a matter.
Two of the fastest growing segments of the American population Latino and Asian-American voters - also are part of evangelical America. Their views on immigration are very different.
Some careful reasoning shows that comparing abortion with contract murder equates two acts that are far from obviously morally equivalent.
Many states are also eroding a woman's right to access abortions.
A challenge in the High Court, starting today, will argue that "safe access zones" around abortion clinics impede the constitutional right to freedom of political speech. Here's why that's wrong.
Abortion appears to be illegal and clandestine in large parts of the Muslim world. Yet, women continue to challenge the status quo and archaic laws through their daily practices and activism.
A century ago, Russian leaders staged mock trials on rape and abortion to educate citizens about new Soviet laws and values. Then, as now, victim-blaming and 'he said, she said' marred the verdict.
The view that sex-selective abortion is unethical is widely shared. But those who propose to use the law to prevent it need to supply a clear, compelling moral justification.
Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.