The Catholic Church urges ‘natural family planning’ and says it has 98 percent effectiveness. A medical expert says it is closer to 80 percent — and that is in societies where a woman is able to say no to a partner's demands for sex.
Delivering in one of the world's most crowded maternity wards may be miserable, but the birth control these women can access afterward makes it worth it to them. Maybe, they say, they won't have to come back, or at least so soon.
Purvi Patel is the second pregnant woman in Indiana to be charged under the state's law against "feticide," a law originally passed to protect pregnant women from harm. Patel faces up to 70 years in prison. The case has alarmed advocates for women and immigrants.
Nikola Tesla was a visionary and a recluse with a genius for invention. He's also a hero in Serbia, where an author has created a new fictional account of Tesla's incredible life and many achievements.
Who doesn't love a good zoo? The animals, for one. Many of the most popular attractions at zoos are animals like tigers and bears, who are particularly prone to boredom and depression when cooped up. That's why some people want to close traditional zoos and take a different approach.
A rhino can cost a wildlife park more than $20,000 at auction — but its horn alone can be worth 10 times that much. Many parks and wildlife reserves are buying insurance to protect their investments, and that means an unusual requirement: poisoning the rhinos' horns to ward off poachers.
According to the latest US census data, nearly 80 percent of Americans speak only one language. But one state is taking a gamble on multilingualism in a big way: Utah. It's become a pioneer in foreign language learning, even as some residents are unhappy with the move.
When a Chinese restaurant in Nairobi stopped letting in most Africans after 5 pm, the news spread fast. People were ticked off about such apparently blatant racism. And pretty soon, the restaurant owner was reportedly arrested.
"Smockey" is a male rapper from Burkina Faso, and he's dealing out some serious lyrics about the all-too-common practice of female genital mutilation. His latest song, "Tomber la Lame," or "Drop the Blade," is a plea for his fellow countrymen to stop FGM.
When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin's plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further.
Immigrant rights activists will join with civil rights leaders commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Alabama. "We want to reaffirm our role that we are fighting against oppression and discrimination."