A new generation can now hear from some of the women coerced into sterilization at Los Angeles County General Hospital in the 1970s in the documentary No Más Bebés (“No More Babies”), airing on PBS tonight.
A California judge ruled a Catholic hospital chain could deny tubal ligation to patients on the grounds of Catholic directives without violating anti-discrimination laws.
A new report recommends that states take advantage of the Medicaid rule allowing reimbursement of doula services or that they mandate that both public and private insurance provide comprehensive coverage of doula care.
Cases in New York and Virginia show the troubling effects of the law putting the interests of the fetus above the interests of the pregnant person.
The attack on Michelle Wilkins was an unfathomable act of cruelty. However, Colorado legislators must not use it as grounds for passing new feticide laws that will actually make pregnant women vulnerable to arrest and punishment.
In this first part of RH Reality Check‘s Women, Incarcerated series, we focus on one woman’s prison time—which involved a high-risk pregnancy, forced induced labor, and shackling—to illustrate the problems that thousands of women face behind bars.
I hope Suzanne Mazzola’s family hasn’t gotten around to reading the anti-choice articles about her, because whether they sound like touching tributes or not, I can tell you, it’s hard to grow up believing that your parent decided to die. It does things to people.
Referring to vaginal birth as “natural” isn’t just troubling because it is imprecise; it also contributes to a value-laden judgment of mothers’ experiences that can lead to compromised emotional and physical health.
A new report from Choices in Childbirth adds to a body of evidence that doula care should be included in health plans and made available to all women, particularly women of color, who face disproportionate rates of maternal and infant mortality in the United States.
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.