Outrage: pro-choice protesters in New York react to the leaked Supreme Court opinion .
Overturning this landmark US Supreme Court ruling would set back reproductive justice for women around the world.
Access to safe abortion is recognised as a human right.
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It is likely that countries may use the US abortion ban to further restrict abortion access for fear of losing health funding.
A demonstrator holds a sign during a rally in support of abortion rights on May 3, 2022 in Seattle, Washington.
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For countries that look to the US for guidance and for funding, the consequences will go beyond abortion.
Women’s need for contraception and contraceptive use must be an ongoing priority.
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Contrary to expectations, researchers found that overall contraceptive use increased in most settings.
Mothers wait with their babies to receive treatment at a dispensary .
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The average Nigerian woman or child faces a host of hindrances in accessing health services.
For four decades, the Chinese government has restricted family size.
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China limited families to one child from 1980 to 2015 to curb population growth. The policy paid off economically for the country, but it left couples whose only child died grieving and impoverished.
The stigma on men’s involvement in maternal health is a significant barrier to their participation.
Men can practically help their partners access care by assisting with the costs of attending clinical appointments such as transportation, health insurance, and meals while on route to the clinic.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
In places where children die with tragic frequency, the collective grief of parents affects all society.
In many sub-Saharan African countries, 20% of mothers have suffered the death of a child, a new study finds. In Mali, Liberia and Malawi, it’s common for mothers to lose two children.
The “abortion pill” mifepristone.
With healthcare facilities burned by the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries have eased access to the “abortion pills” mifepristone and misoprostol (RU-486), a change that could signal a long-term shift.
Studies show having one less child is one of the most effective individual actions to mitigate climate change.
Having fewer children is one of the most effective ways an individual can mitigate climate change.
A mother walking her child home from school in Uganda.
High fertility is driven by a number of factors including desired family size, low levels of use of modern contraceptives, and high levels of adolescent childbearing.
Women and girls in Gayo village, Ehtiopia collect water from a rain water pool which is purified with tablets before use.
The aim is to reduce maternal deaths, address the unmet need for family planning and end gender-based violence by 2030.
Half of women seeking second and third-trimester abortions do so because of foetal abnormalities.
If NSW decriminalises abortion, women will be able to access a termination up to 22 weeks’ gestation. But such cut-offs are arbitrary and should be abandoned.
Women in Malawi visit clinics many more times in their lives than men.
Female-centred health services are good, but they may detract from gender equality and men’s health.
Women aged in their 20s are more likely to have an abortion than women in their 30s.
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.
Women’s education levels affect when they have children.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
It’s not just women who need to consider their age when planning a family.
A new study shows that as the father’s age increases, so too the chances of the baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or requiring medical intervention after delivery.
Tanzania was one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to embrace family planning as a national development priority.
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Tanzania was an early, ardent believer in family planning. Now it joins a growing number of developing nations that see potential advantage in having a huge and growing workforce.
One’s enough to worry about.
China wants its citizens to have more children. But they are reluctant to.