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STD Awareness: Fighting Cervical Cancer Across the World

Tomorrow kicks off World Immunization Week, a reminder that, just as disease can cross borders, so should our efforts to prevent it. Especially when we have an effective vaccine for one of the world’s top causes of cancer — but the people who need it most are less likely to get it.

April 29, 2018

Bearing the Burden of Injustice: Black Maternal Mortality

When it comes to maternal mortality, American women don’t all live in the same country. While white women live in Qatar, black women live in Mongolia.

April 9, 2018

STD Awareness: Herpes in the Headlines

Two separate stories about herpes have popped up in recent headlines, and the news isn’t good. A “citizen-scientist” injected an untested herpes treatment live on Facebook, sidestepping preliminary studies on safety and effectiveness.

March 26, 2018

What’s in a Name? Frances Oldham Kelsey and the Power of Skepticism

If Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey had been named Mary, Helen, or Dorothy, it’s possible that thousands of babies would have died or been born with debilitating birth defects.

March 14, 2018

State Attacks on Reproductive Health

Extreme politicians in states across the country have passed record numbers of dangerous, medically unnecessary anti-abortion restrictions — and the attacks aren't slowing down. Know the types of state attacks on women’s health, and how reproductive rights advocates are fighting back.

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