Georgia’s maternal mortality rate is the worst in the United States, and researchers and medical professionals analyzing state health statistics are beginning to understand the data behind the problem and to move toward creating solutions.
May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence.
Austin ranks high on lists of “family-friendly” American cities, but according a new report, its “family-friendly” benefits are primarily enjoyed by white Austinites—a group which makes up the minority of total Austin residents.
Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.
Written by ten anti-choice authors, the new study poses an unacceptable risk to public health because it could be used to advocate the criminalization of necessary health care for women.
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.
In 2003, the African Union adopted the only human rights treaty in the world to explicitly outline the right to abortion care. However, the majority of African governments have done very little to enact that right in practice.
Many women know more about the risks of birth control than about how the right contraceptive might improve their lives.
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.
A coalition of reproductive and racial justice advocates are demanding better standards of care for the 500 or so pregnant Texans—most whom are Black and Latina—incarcerated in Texas county jails each month.