women's health

After Noor (right) fled Syria with her family, her husband began to be abusive. She now receives counseling and health services at this women's center in Jordan.

A women's health center for Syrian refugees is helping Jordanian women, too

About one in three Jordanian women report experiencing domestic violence but many lack access to services. Now, Jordanian women are getting help in centers set up to treat Syrian refugees.

A women's health center for Syrian refugees is helping Jordanian women, too
Surrogate mothers Daksha, 37, Renuka, 23, and Rajia, 39, left to right, pose for a photograph inside a temporary home for surrogates provided by Akanksha IVF centre in Anand town August 27, 2013.

India's PM asks doctors to treat pregnant women for free once a month

India's PM asks doctors to treat pregnant women for free once a month
Tampon tax protest 2

Periods aren't gross. Taxes on periods are.

Periods aren't gross. Taxes on periods are.
A priest holds up a banner reading "Brazil alive! Without abortion" while standing near an altar where Pope Francis later celebrated mass.

Thanks to Zika, now we know Latin America has the toughest abortion policies in the world

Thanks to Zika, now we know Latin America has the toughest abortion policies in the world
pregnancy

Panel calls for depression screening for pregnant women, new moms

Panel calls for depression screening for pregnant women, new moms
Scandal

Why we need more shame-free TV characters who reflect the reality of abortion

The internet has been buzzing about Olivia Pope’s abortion on ABC’s "Scandal." But if nearly one-third of American women have an abortion by age 45, why don’t we see more female characters make the same decision?

Why we need more shame-free TV characters who reflect the reality of abortion
women's rights

Need to know how your state's doing when it comes to women's health? There's an app for that.

A cabal of comics and writers have banded together to expose what they describe as "creeps hellbent on destroying access to birth control and abortion."

Need to know how your state's doing when it comes to women's health? There's an app for that.
Russia maternity

Russia's looking to improve the quality of its maternity care — but it has a long way to go

In Russia, pregnant women are often confined to stark maternity hospitals with little privacy, and where medical practices may be outdated. But the government has plans to make maternity care more modern.

Russia's looking to improve the quality of its maternity care — but it has a long way to go
Januka Rasaeli, a pregnant woman in Nepal

Video: She's seven months pregnant — and still working in the fields

Januka Rasaeli lives in a rural village in Nepal, where women do strenuous chores all day long. Heavily pregnant, she worries her work will put her baby at risk.

Video: She's seven months pregnant — and still working in the fields
Januka Rasaeli, a pregnant woman in Nepal

Snapshot: Behind the Walls Of Nepal's Women

The World's multimedia producer Sonia Narang is wrapping up a three-week trip to Nepal where she's been reporting on the difficult lives of women who still abide by centuries-old traditions.

Snapshot: Behind the Walls Of Nepal's Women
The World

Video: The Breast Club

When Victoria Contreras was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt frightened and isolated. She rediscovered hope and community at the Breast Club, a local support group in Lima, Peru.

Video: The Breast Club