Diversity and solidarity in global health

Everyone, equally, has a human right to health. 1 However, our health systems, communities, and nations do not support people’s health equally or equitably. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly underscored health disparities: SARS-CoV-2 infections and associated deaths differently affect women, service workers, economically disadvantaged people, and other population groups. 2 Yet, even in the best of times, […]

6 myths about the morning after pill debunked

Get those facts straight once and for all… You know what it’s for, but do you know how the morning after pill actually works? A new survey launched by ellaOne, the most effective* morning after pill, revealed that 59% of 1,027 18- to 35-year-olds did not know that the morning after pill works by delaying […]

Giving birth before 18 sets back women economically

A new study conducted by the Population Council and Women Deliver, found a strong and consistent lifelong negative association between giving birth before age 18 and a woman’s economic empowerment. The research, previewed at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and […]

Opinion: The power of sexual and reproductive health and rights in achieving health for all

Investing in the power and potential of women and girls and their sexual and reproductive health and rights is the only way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. However, most of the 4.3 billion people of reproductive age worldwide will have inadequate access to SRH services over the course of their lives. To achieve the SDGs, particularly health for […]