The Chimera of Choice

How do we determine where to draw the lines of acceptable and unacceptable bodily interventions? Especially troubling is the eerily uncomfortable overlap of female genital construction surgery and what we define as female genital mutilation.

No More Stalling: We Can Prevent Maternal Deaths

It is time to make certain more mothers survive.

There Is No Women’s Economic Empowerment Without Reproductive Empowerment

We urge Ivanka Trump and the Trump Administration to recognize that health, education and reproductive rights are fundamental building blocks of economic empowerment.

The Societal Womb

As we look ahead to Mother’s Day and Sunday’s March for Moms, we wonder: to what extent do we really celebrate the pregnant women our mothers once were

Gender Matters in the Fight for Contraceptive Coverage

No women are included among the 13 senators who make up the new working group expected to write the Senate version of the GOP health care bill.

Men Behaving Badly and 34 Million Friends

There have been over 7,000 safe births in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Why? Because of the United Nations Population Fund.

The Trump Administration Just Slashed More Critical Family Planning Funds

The Trump administration has cut $32.5 million in funding for The United Nations Population Fund.

Body Politic

I wish I could say that getting an IUD in the waning days of the Obama administration was an act of political resistance. It wasn’t.

Expanding the Conversation to End FGM

There is still no global consensus around what some have called a global pandemic. Why is that?

Planned Parenthood Saved My Life

I don’t know what would have happened to me had I not gone into Planned Parenthood that day. I’m grateful I never got the chance to find out because their doors were open to me when I needed them the most.

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