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We document the systemic obstacles preventing women from accessing reliable health care, including maternal, newborn, and sexual and reproductive health care, and delineate the consequences of not prioritizing women’s safety and security, including gender-based violence. Through rigorous data reporting, we expose how investing in women’s health benefits communities, economies, and entire societies.

The Supreme Court Upholds Access to Mifepristone Amid Ongoing Abortion Rights Battle

The Supreme Court has ruled to maintain access to the essential abortion medication mifepristone, amidst ongoing legal challenges that could impact women in restrictive states.

How the latest abortion case in front of SCOTUS worries maternity-care advocates

In the latest abortion case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Idaho argues to overturn decades-old emergency law that treats millions of pregnant patients every year.

Why is the female veteran suicide rate spiking? Could it be AI?

A government algorithm designed to prevent suicide among U.S. military veterans prioritizes white men and ignores survivors of sexual violence.

Artificial Intelligence: Veteran Suicide Prevention Algorithm Favors White Men

An artificial intelligence (AI) program designed to prevent suicide among U.S. military veterans prioritizes white men and ignores survivors of sexual violence, which affects a far greater percentage of women, an investigation by The Fuller…

Guttmacher study reckons with damage done by Trump-era restrictions on women in Ethiopia, Uganda

Donald Trump’s restrictions tied to health aid have had repercussions far beyond abortion, says a new study by the Guttmacher Institute.

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Incredibly unjust’ — How medical research feeds a vicious cycle of inequality

The latest Alzheimer’s breakthrough largely excluded Black women, who are most disproportionately impacted by the devastating disease.

‘My community is still dying’ — How the dearth of Black women in clinical research worsens health disparities

By 2020, there was one Black woman for every 10 white women in FDA-approved drug trials.

How abortion restrictions compare, state-by-state

Access to abortion in the U.S. depends on where you live. Increasingly, the South and Midwest are becoming complete abortion deserts. Our interactive map highlights six major restrictions in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Related: How a network of college students is preparing for post-Roe campuses

Online images are making gender bias worse, research shows

Pictures stick in our minds. But men dominate online images of various professionals, amplifying stereotypes against women.

New federal report calls out clinical trials for excluding pregnant women

A new report from the influential National Academies of Sciences pushes back on the unspoken rule in medical research that pregnant and breastfeeding women are too vulnerable and risky to include in clinical trials.

While many Black women in US abandon hair relaxers linked to cancer, sales climb in African countries

The companies at the center of thousands of U.S. lawsuits produce some of Africa’s most popular chemical straighteners like Dark & Lovely and TCB Naturals.

Why Heart Disease Research Still Favors Men

Women are neglected by medical research, especially when it comes to heart disease.

The Brutality of Sugar: Debt, Child Marriage and Hysterectomies

Women working on India’s sugarcane farms are having expensive and medically unnecessary hysterectomies so they can work uninterrupted - a practice that keeps sugar flowing to Coke, Pepsi and Cadbury, but leaves its victims with…

The Global Cost of the American Anti-Abortion Movement

Conservatives have not limited their attack on reproductive rights to the United States. They’ve been busy imposing their will on other countries, too—with disastrous consequences for millions of poor women.

‘We’re waving our white flag’: What physicians say they need from the U.S. to stop syphilis spread

Not since 1950 have more pregnant women and babies been sick with syphilis — a perfect storm of slashed public health funding and the spread of maternity-care deserts

Iran’s New—Even Worse—Hijab Era Has Begun

On the eve of parliamentary elections, nationwide protests have ended—and a misogynist backlash is just beginning.

The Middle East Has a ‘Sextortion’ Problem

The region’s social stigmas are deterring women from reporting online sexual abuse.

India has made remarkable progress cutting maternal deaths. Could climate change pose a threat?

Severe seasonal water shortages are forcing hospitals in India to close their doors to women in labor, raising fears that maternal health gains could be threatened.
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