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It’s Not Just Texas and Mississippi: Abortion Access is in Jeopardy Across the Deep South

As all eyes turn to the landmark case before the Supreme Court, advocates in the South say they’ve been sounding the alarm on access for years.

How Major Abortion Laws Compare State by State: Map

On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court will hear a case from Mississippi over its 2018 law banning abortion after 15 weeks—the first serious challenge to Roe v. Wade. Here's a state-by-state comparison of key abortion restrictions throughout the U.S.
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Mysterious Deaths of Mother, Daughter Lay Bare Neglect of Rural Healthcare in India

The deaths of a village elder and her daughter during India's second COVID-19 wave raise important questions about lapses in the Indian government’s pandemic response.
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The Loneliest Lactation Consultant in the World

Pakistan has 50 million women of childbearing age and only one globally certified person to help them feed their newborns.
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Unsafe, Unsanitary Conditions Plague Child Care Centers at NYC Public Housing: Operators

Providers say they shoulder costs for heating and repairs — and have concerns for the children in their care. Some 400 child care centers are housed in buildings operated by New York City Housing Authority,…
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‘No Fish Means No Food’: How Yurok Women Are Fighting For Their Tribe’s Health

Their salmon have all but disappeared, so Yurok mothers are fighting for their tribe’s health and food sovereignty.

A Young Black Mother Died During Treatment for Postpartum Depression. Her Family Demands Answers

Denise Williams went to Queens Hospital Center last month. Her family found out 48 hours later that the 29-year-old mother of two had died at the city-run hospital. They still don’t know why.
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The Women Left Out of Post-9/11 Health Care

The events of 9/11 made these women sick. Twenty years later, why are they still left out of the health coverage that was created for survivors?
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Are You a Teacher? FiveThirtyEight and The Fuller Project Want to Hear From You

If you are currently a K-12 teacher, take this survey to help contribute to an in-depth investigation by FiveThirtyEight and The Fuller Project.
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‘I’m One of Them’: The FGM Survivor Providing a Lifeline in Leeds

Stigma can stop survivors of female genital mutilation from seeking help, but Hawa Bah, who was cut at eight, reaches those suffering in silence to get them the care they need.
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Female ‘Hotshot’ Firefighters Want Action on Reproductive Health Risks

A system "built for men" exposes women to chemicals that have been linked to miscarriage, birth defects and slowed fetal growth.
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Words for Her: Indians in America Pay Tribute to Those Affected by COVID

Those in the U.S. with ties to India are reckoning with uncertainty and fear for themselves, those immediately around them, and loved ones across the world.
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The Moms STILL Are Not Alright

Vaccine availability, the delta variant and child care access are compounding challenges for working mothers.
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Anantnag, Indian-Administered Kashmir: ‘I Have Children And I Fear To Go Near Them’

A hospital worker in Anantnag fears for her health and the safety of her family amid India's COVID crisis.

Are Chemicals Poisoning the World’s Female Workers?

Women are disproportionately exposed to deadly substances—and may be getting disproportionately sickened by them.
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‘We Need To Study Women’: Traumatic Brain Injury in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Survivors of intimate partner violence suffer from traumatic brain injuries at high rates, but historically, they’ve been left out of scientific and public discussions around traumatic brain injuries. A faction of researchers in the US…

Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh: ‘Our Supervisors Tell Us Not to Take the Vaccine. They Tell us That the Injection Will Kill Us.’

In India, 90% of sanitation workers lack health insurance, putting them at increased risk if they were to fall ill and lack access to health care.

Pune, Maharashtra: A Haze of Delirium and Rumors of a Medical Hoax

It is 10 p.m. and the city of Pune echoes with the wail of ambulance sirens. Medical staff are losing both patients and hope. A mother and daughter fight to keep their bond.
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