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.

Trapped Again

The new documentary “Trapped” gives the viewer ‘front row’ insights on how TRAP laws operate to deny women their reproductive rights by forcing many clinics to close.

This Start-Up Wants You to Get Tampons Tax-Free

RedCycle has, by skipping over the somewhat sluggish and cyclical process of politics, managed to accomplish something most politicians have failed to do: offer tax-free tampons to Americans.

What Being an Abortion Doula Has Taught Me

In a political climate of violence, shame and stigma, abortion doulas imagine and actively try to create an abortion experience characterized by love, care, and non-judgment.

The Middle-Income Trap: Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Too often, middle-income regions like Latin America and the Caribbean are ignored in conversations about global gender equality and women’s rights and health.

Solving the Global Reproductive Care Crisis Means Solving the Funding Crisis

The current shortfall facing groups like UNFPA is the result of a shift in donor funding priorities and an overall decrease in funding for development programs. There is no quick fix for that.