Cervical cancer is not a disease that anyone should die from. It just doesn't make any sense. We know too much about it for it to be something that people die from.
—Dr. Favors, obstetrician gynecologist in Albany, Georgia, June 6,…
When “Elena” (not her real name) discovered she was pregnant at age 16, she carefully considered her options and decided she was not ready to parent. She knew she wanted an abortion, but she wasn’t able to discuss her decision with her mother…
Jasmine D., a pseudonym, is a 21-year-old student in Birmingham, Alabama, who was recently treated for chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is preventable and treatable. Left untreated though, it can lead to serious…
The US government has deported people to face abuse and even death in El Salvador. The US is not solely responsible—Salvadoran gangs who prey on deportees and Salvadoran authorities who harm deportees or who do little or nothing…
[W]e should never, ever see cervical cancer. Not in the United States. I had a lady two years ago, she had no money and came up here because she was having spotting after intercourse for two years. Hadn't had a pap…
United States immigration authorities routinely detain men, women, and children, including infants, in frigid holding cells, sometimes for days, when they are taken into custody at or near the US border with Mexico. Migrants and…
Reader Advisory: This report contains graphic descriptions of traumatic experiences, often affecting children.
Intersex people in the United States are subjected to medical practices that can inflict irreversible physical and psychological…
Juliet Simmons was drugged and raped in her US Air Force barracks in August 2007. She reported her assault through the proper channels, though her first sergeant made it clear he did not believe her. Although she continued to do…
Do you see how much I’m suffering here? Do you think anyone deserves to be punished like this? … Sometimes I get anxious. … I thought about killing myself once, but then I regretted it and told myself I wasn’t going to do it. I said, ‘Lord,…
Lack of Paid Leave and Work-Family Supports in the US
Parents Lacking Work-Family Supports
Background: US Workforce Changes and Gender Inequality…
“Tough, Fair, and Practical”
A Human Rights Framework for Immigration Reform in the
Rights and Legalization for Undocumented Migrants
Remedies for Victims…
I learned a lesson when I found out that the police had
closed my case without even interviewing [the rapist], or testing the rape kit.
I learned that you cannot trust that the justice system will bring hope to you…