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By Aniruddha Ghosal, Cara Anna, Associated Press
Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives and abortion services because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the first widespread measure of the toll says India with its months-long lockdown has been hit especially hard.
The Trump administration continues to restrict reproductive health care through federal law. Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health services to 1.5 million low-income women nationwide, is a central target, and new rules governing federal funding could mean a major drop…
More than 35 U.S. states have laws classifying a fetus as a victim in a homicide or an assault. Those laws can result in criminal charges against pregnant women, as highlighted by a recent Alabama case involving a woman whose…
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control pose "potentially dire" financial and public health consequences for 13 states and Washington, D.C., a U.S. judge said in a decision blocking the…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
The so-called global gag rule, which cuts off some U.S. government aid to health agencies that offer or mention abortion services, has been reinstated by every Republican president going back to Reagan. But the Trump administration has gone much further,…
By Lev Facher, STAT
As the White House and Republican-led Congress take aim at federal funding for health providers like Planned Parenthood that offer abortion services, some state lawmakers may step in to fill the breach.
By Timothy J. Jorgensen for The Conversation
Do male cellphone users really risk infertility due to radiation?…
By PBS NewsHour
Teen pregnancies rose by 50 percent in the Philippines over the last decade. Now that predominantly Roman Catholic country has begun implementing a law -- contested for years -- that requires public health facilities to offer free contraceptive services. Special…
By Saskia de Melker
In the Netherlands, the approach, known as “comprehensive sex education,” starts as early as age 4. You'll never hear an explicit reference to sex in a kindergarten class. The goal is bigger than that. It’s about having open, honest conversations…
In the Philippines, amid a population explosion and staggering birth rate, caused partly by limited access to contraception or family planning advice, NewsHour Special Correspondent Mark Litke follows mothers and newborns from one of the busiest maternity wards in the…
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