Earlier this year, a team of Swedish doctors announced the successful transplant of uteruses into nine women who hoped to become pregnant. Now, the first baby to be carried in one such womb has been born.
This week, new estimates suggest almost two million cases of chlamydia, there’s more evidence that HIV therapy cannot eradicate the virus in babies, and a study finds that less pubic hair may mean fewer pubic lice—though they won’t be extinct any time soon.
Recent findings directly contradict the charge often made by anti-choice politicians that pushing through abortion restrictions is based on an overarching desire to protect the health and safety of women.
In an effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and improve birth outcomes, some states are working to make intrauterine devices easier for Medicaid patients to access.
Morris Turner grew up hearing whispered stories of the women who had died from childbirth and unsafe abortion in his rural Georgia town. At the age of 10, he vowed to become a doctor to prevent such suffering.
When it comes to voting decisions, the fact that Dan Patrick has sought help to treat mental illness is irrelevant. Yet many progressive supporters are still gleefully sharing his records.
As we acknowledge the passage of Hyde 38 years ago this month, it is important to look at how the amendment helped to usher in a wave of anti-choice legislation that has the most detrimental impacts on poor communities of color—especially in states like Mississippi.
In order to guide our activist priorities, we must envision what our long-term goal of a world without abortion stigma would ultimately look like.
Until reproductive rights and justice leaders make disability rights an integral issue for the movement, anti-choice advocates will continue to dictate—and skew—the conversation in order to restrict abortion.
Reproductive justice is about human rights, including the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments. This week at the United Nations, South Africa Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini focused on reproductive justice as a global framework.