On the Front lines

EMC Strategic Partner, White Ribbon Alliance, Reveals the Global Results of its Groundbreaking “What Women Want” Campaign

June 21, 2019

In 2018, the White Ribbon Alliance set out on a mission to conduct the largest survey into women’s opinion on their sexual and reproductive health needs ever. The goal: to discover what quality healthcare means to one million women and girls around the world and create a detailed advocacy agenda to realize their demands. ...

Measuring Mistreatment in Maternity Care: a Groundbreaking Study by Every Mother Counts, the University of British Columbia and Community Partners

June 11, 2019

Disrespect and abuse during pregnancy and childbirth has become recognized as a significant contributor to poor health outcomes, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In lower-resource settings, mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth is shockingly common and leads to both short and long-term health effects, ...

Interview with Author Joanne Ramos from THE FARM

May 9, 2019

Almost all the women in THE FARM are mothers, and yet the mothers in the book cross lines of class and race. Please discuss the centrality of the theme of motherhood to THE FARM. ...

Name it to Tame it: Why “PMAD” is Replacing Postpartum Depression

April 18, 2019

By: Alexandra Sacks M.D.

The scope of emotional issues that women experience during pregnancy and after giving birth is much broader than just depression — that’s why the medical community is beginning to use the term “Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorder” (PMAD) to address the spectrum of mood changes that may occur during or after pregnancy, ...