Evidence suggests that environmental disasters could lead to earlier marriages in the communities gravely affected.
Abigail Higgins is a journalist in Washington DC, covering global health, women's health, and climate change with a focus on the United States and sub... -Saharan Africa.
On Pope Francis’s visit to Kenya, rights activists question Church stance on reproductive rights.
Staggering AIDS death toll has forced conservative Tanzania to help gay people long rejected by its health system.
Drug use has soared on the African island and women are the most vulnerable.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya’s gender-relations divide.
Growing efforts under way in Liberia to employ mobile phone technology to bolster response to the deadly outbreak.
One Kenyan doctor offers free operations for women suffering from the condition, which often makes them outcasts.
Maternal mortality rates are falling in every industrialised nation – except for the United States.