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From climate change navigation to the legacy of Black cowgirls, Black storytelling honors Juneteenth

For Juneteenth, we’re sharing some of our favorite coverage of Black women.

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…

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.

Why Heart Disease Research Still Favors Men

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

Natural disasters raise risk of domestic violence

Natural disasters increase instances of intimate partner violence, creating particular danger for the usual victims: women.

Nearly Three Decades of Data on Women in Construction is Missing — Here’s How That Could Change

The government stopped collecting data on diversity in the construction industry nearly three decades ago — that could soon change.

Homelessness Spikes Among California Women

Data shows 60,000 unhoused women in the state, among them domestic violence survivors, pregnant women and mothers.

How motherhood spurred one New Yorker to take on the fossil fuel industry

Marlena Fontes is a climate activist and mother who wants to take down the fossil fuel industry.

Can the Climate Tech Revolution Avoid Leaving Women Behind?

Tech is dominated by men. Only a small percentage of solar and wind workers are female – but there are places where women shine in the clean tech world.

Sex Matters: Medical Research Overlooks Women

Scientists still ignore sex differences in testing new treatments.

A veteran legal researcher wants us to re-imagine how courts treat domestic violence cases

Law professor Leigh Goodmark tells us why she changed her views on how courts should handle domestic violence.
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