April 9, 2020

In Uganda, Mothers in Labor Die Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

(Reuters) – Fearful that the viral pandemic could overwhelm already overburdened hospitals, authorities have banned private transport without special authorisation. But in a poor country with few ambulances, the travel ban can be deadly for some. A human rights group … Read More

March 30, 2020

Solo Childbirth, Halted Fertility Treatments: Women’s Healthcare Takes Hit from Coronavirus

(Reuters) – In New York, a mother-to-be faces childbirth without her husband. In Texas, hundreds of women seeking abortions are turned away. Across the country, women are facing postponed mammograms and suspended fertility treatments. The global coronavirus pandemic has infected … Read More

March 20, 2020

What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know

(ProPublica) – Over the next three months, nearly a million women in the United States will give birth to nearly a million babies — a huge influx of mostly healthy, highly vulnerable patients into a hospital system that’s about to … Read More

February 19, 2020

Psychiatric Patients Requesting Euthanasia Are More Often Women: Study

(Dutch News) – Large-scale research into euthanasia requests made by psychiatric patients shows women are over-represented, Trouw reported on Tuesday. The figures were collated by the Euthanasia expertise centre at the request of the health ministry which wants to gain … Read More