reproductive health

Terrible cramps, unintended pregnancies: This is what losing access to birth control in a pandemic looks like

Women who rely on in-person birth control are particularly struggling

One day abortion is legal, the next day it’s not: Coronavirus sparks a ping-pong fight in Texas

The ‘minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour’ change is unheard of

These couples were trying to conceive. Then the world changed. What’s next for them?

Halted fertility treatments, unstable finances, upended plans

Doulas are being shut out of birthing care as hospitals limit access. Here’s what two experts say we can learn from this uncertain time.

Lack of support during labor can have a major impact

Black women are more likely to die during childbirth. These six leaders are trying to change that.

‘We have to be intentional in our solutions’

Before Roe v. Wade, women in Chicago would ‘call Jane’ to get illegal abortions

Thousands of women learned about the service from small advertisements, doctors and friends

I was scared to try the menstrual cup. But it changed everything.

Here are four reasons I prefer it to tampons and pads

This ad was deemed ‘too graphic.’ But new moms say it shows the reality of postpartum.

‘No one tells us what to do, it’s a horrific mess, but we still figure it out’

3 in 4 women will experience painful sex. What’s with the impulse to just ‘grin and bear it’?

‘Women are not typically told that their orgasm matters, that their pleasure matters’