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.
North Carolina’s alarming infant mortality rate is a direct result of uninsured women not having access to quality health care. So why aren’t more advocates of Medicaid expansion talking about it?
Amendment 1’s proponents claim that it “neutralizes” the law on abortion; in reality, the measure would rob pregnant women of the full protections of Tennessee’s constitution.
Though abortion is legal in Kenya in certain circumstances, many women and health-care providers remain misinformed about the law—and some corrupt police forces are reportedly taking advantage of this confusion.