I mailed unused Lunapads and Thinx menstrual underwear to Dr. Graham Peaslee, a nuclear scientist at the University of Notre Dame who discovered PFAS chemicals in fast-food wrappers in 2017, and his undergraduate student assistant Robert Bartsch. The results are in, and I’m afraid it’s bad news.
In England, at least half of all babies are born into the hands of midwives, including both Princess Kate’s and Meghan Markle’s children. In Sweden and Finland, both countries at the top of their obstetric game, care during pregnancy is provided almost exclusively by midwives, with obstetricians involved in only high-risk pregnancies.
Teaching young patients to advocate for themselves at every medical appointment and to ask informed questions before consenting to exams may help correct for an imbalance of power between patients and physicians.
Unlike almost every other period tracking app, Euki does not store any user data in the cloud.
Next year, CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health will open the first non-profit clinic in the U.S. providing both birth and abortion services under the same roof.
(So do students in schools across the country.)
Grassroots, intersectional, women-led movements have never been more critical to advancing the global gender justice agenda.
I am privileged to help my patients plan their pregnancies and their lives to whatever they can dream up. But I have found that simply promoting contraception does not address the complex role it has in our lives, and unfortunately that can be coercive.
Today, Representatives Lois Frankel and Barbara Lee, alongside 36 members of Congress, introduced a resolution calling for the U.S. government to recommit to its recognition of reproductive rights as human rights.
The girl who came to the rural health center in Jocotán was only 13. I cannot forget her face. Her eyes were wide with terror and shame. Her voice trembled when she finally got up the nerve to speak, and then she collapsed, crying. She was pregnant. She had no idea how it had happened. It seems incredible, but nobody had ever explained to her how her body worked.