Who wants a male pill?

Not long before Christmas, newspapers, radio stations and TV networks were abuzz with some exciting news: the male pill could soon be a reality. Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne had discovered a way to block a couple of proteins that controlled the movement of sperm. The result was complete but temporary infertility – there would…

Female genital mutilation affects a fifth of young girls in sub-Saharan Africa

Almost one in five young girls in sub-Saharan Africa are still forced to endure female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a UN report that paints a grim picture of the state of the world’s children. Statistics released by Unicef, the UN agency for children, in Every child counts: revealing disparities, advancing children’s rights, published on…