Jasmine Garsd is a former reporter for Across Women's Lives.
At a protest in Jackson Heights, New York, one mother says she sometimes wonders if she made the right choice to leave Mexico.
Dr. J. Marion Sims is often hailed as the father of modern gynecology. But he also has a troubled history of experimenting on slaves and activists are calling for a statue of him in New York City to be removed.
Until now, Chile has had one of the world's most draconian policies toward abortion. That changed Monday.
“It’s got a burning vagina in the middle and there are all men — so it’s like they are warming themselves around a burning vagina. Which, to me, is pretty much South Africa.”
"I’m just that person. I’m like, dude — I’m HIV-positive.”
"The blessers are high, high-risk men, because these are men who are probably married, and they’ve got multiple partners."
“What this virus has taught is that you can be a researcher, you can design something amazing … and then people don’t use it.” That's the challenge facing medical researchers looking for ways for women to protect themselves from HIV infection.
It doesn’t help that the South African legal system has been slow to recognize violence against women.
South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. For 20 years, talk radio shows have been giving advice on how to stop the spread of the virus. But are South Africans listening?
Nhlanhla found out she was pregnant when she was just 16. Then she learned that she was also HIV positive. "When you find out you are positive there is no time for pointing fingers," she says.