Maternal Mortality Declines Worldwide, But What’s Missing?

A new UN report finds the global maternal mortality ratio has fallen by 45 percent since 1990, with every region of the world experiencing a decline by at least 37 percent. But despite this good news, it's likely there are large numbers of maternal deaths that are either misclassified or underreported.

Governments Commit to Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Youth advocates sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging him to protect and advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of youth—as outlined in the Colombo Declaration—in his report to Member States in late 2014.

Human Rights Commission Reasserts Rights of LGBT Africans

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently reaffirmed the human rights of all Africans, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and explicitly condemned acts of discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals.

Congress Must Act to Protect Peace Corps Volunteers

Congress must pass the Peace Corps Equity Act, which would provide abortion coverage for volunteers in cases of rape, life endangerment, and incest.

The President’s Budget: Good on Reproductive Health, Not So Good on Child Marriage

The President’s budget increased aid for family planning and reproductive health programming, but we're disappointed that child marriage is only addressed under the heading of ending gender-based violence.

Working for the Promise of Safe Abortion Services in Kenya

The implementation of the 2010 Constitution in Kenya should have made it possible for all women in need of an abortion to attain one legally and safely through the public health system. But that hasn't been the case so far. Meet two doctors who are working to make safe abortion accessible to all Kenyan women.