I’m Proud of Texas—But Not Our Record on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Everything definitely is bigger in Texas—including the number of STI infections and the rate of maternal mortality.

Conservative Policies in the Wake of Zika Put Women and Children at Risk

The Zika crisis is about to expose the consequences of political opposition to affordable and accessible women’s health care services and social policies that support families.

A Mother’s Right

Michelle Hartney is an artist focused on the injustices women face when they give birth.

Q&A: Claire Coder Wants To Make Your Period a Party for Good

“My personal dream is to have feminine hygiene products accessible to every woman in the United States.”

Teens Aren’t Having Less Sex—They’re Just Being More Responsible

Teen pregnancy rates have been on a steady decline in the U.S., and it’s because of better contraceptive access and education.

How We Changed the Conversation on Safe Sex at Our High School

As a Latina, I have been taught that I am more likely to have a child in high school than to go off to college. That’s why I spent the last two years fighting fighting stigma and social norms in pursuit of a simple, but revolutionary, conversation-sparking tool: A condom machine.

#RoyalPeriods: Women Took to Twitter to Fight California’s Tampon Tax

The veto was a blow to activists at the local and national level who pressured the state to remove the tax.

Contraceptive Information and Access Saves Afghan Women’s Lives

Despite some improvement, Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. One of the biggest contributors is a lack of access to and knowledge of contraception in the region.

Family Planning Transforms Lives in Kenya

Organizations like APHIA, Tunza, and Jhpiego have worked in urban slums communities to help women access quality health care information and services, including family planning.

The Enforcement Gap: How Period Protection Laws Fail Incarcerated Women

While new legislation in New York City would, on paper, guarantee that women be provided with a reasonable amount of menstrual supplies upon request in public spaces, ensuring the enforced distribution of supplies in practice at correctional facilities will likely remain a challenge.