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How to Make Abortion Great Again

Poland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the EU. But four women, nicknamed the "abortion dream team," are pushing back.

A Test With No Answer: Why Are American Doctors Performing Virginity Tests?

Across the United States, physicians, gynecologists, and family doctors report being asked to perform, or performing, “virginity tests.”

Ramona: A Story of Perseverance in Kensington

Ramona shares her story of recovery and escape from a past of violence and drug addiction in south Kensington, Philadelphia.

Maternity Care Crisis (Averted?)

Dad was speeding down I-95 past the Philadelphia Airport, his heavily pregnant wife moaning in the SUV. The drive was too far; the traffic too congested. Eventually, he pulled over and with the help of…

Staying Connected: Moms Who Pump in Prison

While a woman’s right to pump her breast milk is legally protected in the United States, the privilege doesn’t extend to incarcerated moms.

America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance

Washington failed at the most promising path toward stability in Afghanistan: keeping the country’s women alive.

In Afghanistan, Where Breast Cancer is a Death Sentence, Women Fight to Save Lives

A pair of sisters fight to save women in Afghanistan's only oncology ward.

Botched Sterilisation Surgeries are Killing Indian Women. One Women Wants to Save Them

In a country where condoms, birth control pills and IUDs are hugely unpopular, many women turn to sterilisation. It’s costing them their lives.

From Prison To Periods: Meet The Men Fighting Menstruation Taboos

One way to change cultural attitudes towards menstruation? Bring bring men into the conversation, experts say.

The Café Run Entirely By Acid Attack Survivors

In Agra, a stone’s throw from the Taj Mahal, a group of women are refusing to hide.

Amid Smoldering E-Waste In The West Bank, Activists Fight For Reform

Burning electronic waste to extract metals for resale is toxic, illegal, and common in the Palestinian Territories. Can activists forge a new path?

This Is How Trump’s Abortion Policy Will Curb Life-Saving Health Care

"Many are going to die," warned one impoverished 17-year-old Kenyan woman who nearly lost her life to a back-alley abortion.
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