Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

A collection of research and experiences, the 2018 book Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse, spotlights pervasive issues affecting girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health throughout their lives. Organized into five parts—childhood and emerging adulthood; childbearing; reproductive control; violence; and beyond reproduction—the volume encompasses a lifecourse perspective in understanding women's … Continue reading Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

Quantifying underreporting of law-enforcement-related deaths in United States vital statistics and news-media-based data sources: A capture–recapture analysis

by Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published by PLoS Medicine.

The Under-recognized Victims of Trafficking: Deaf Women

Mellissa Withers, assitant professor of clinical preventive medicine, continues her exploration of human trafficking in Psychology Today's series, "Modern Day Slavery." Read the article » Details: Author: Mellissa Withers Published By: Psychology Today Date: September 21, 2017 Publication Link: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/modern-day-slavery/201709/the-underrecognized-victims-trafficking-deaf-women

Killed by Police: Validity of Media-Based Data and Misclassification of Death Certificates in Massachusetts, 2004–2016

By Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published in the American Journal of Public Health.

How the new anti-trafficking bill will help to curb the human trafficking epidemic

Anti-trafficking advocates have lauded the measure that recently passed the House of Representatives. Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of preventive medicine, explains why in this Thompson Reuters Foundation News story. Read now » Details: Authors: Mellissa Withers Published By: Thompson Reuters Foundation News Date: August 2, 2017 Publication Link: http://news.trust.org/item/20170802130115-v7qtj/

Regulation of fine particulate matter in the Pacific Rim: perspectives from the APRU Global Health Program

While the development of evidence-based air quality standards for airborne particulate matter (PM) for Europe and North America is well-documented, the standard-setting processes in other regions are less well characterized. Many Pacific Rim economies suffer from severe and worsening air pollution. Particulate matter less than 2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5) is associated with acute … Continue reading Regulation of fine particulate matter in the Pacific Rim: perspectives from the APRU Global Health Program

Assessing value-for-money in maternal and newborn health

In this BMJ Global Health article, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine Shubha Kumar and co-authors review value-for-money components and methods for maternal and newborn health interventions. Read the article » Details: Authors: Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Barbara Madaj, Shubha Kumar, Charles Ameh, Nynke van den Broek Published By: BMJ Global Health Date: July 28, 2017 Publication Link: http://gh.bmj.com/content/2/2/e000310

Untangling Myths About Human Trafficking

In advance of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons July 31, Mellissa Withers discusses the following myths about human trafficking in her latest Psychology Today blog post for series "Modern Day Slavery" series: Myth #1: U.S. citizens never become victims of human trafficking Myth #2: The way trafficking usually happens is that victims are kidnapped, drugged, chained … Continue reading Untangling Myths About Human Trafficking

Defunding Planned Parenthood is a violation of women’s reproductive rights

Reproductive Justice for All

In her editorial published in The Hill, Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of clinical preventive medicine, describes the reproductive health consequences of replacing the Affordable Care Act, as well as the irony in President Trumps' re-establishment of the Global Gag Rule.  Read the article » Details: Authors: Mellissa Withers Published By:  The Hill Date: March 20, 2017 … Continue reading Defunding Planned Parenthood is a violation of women’s reproductive rights

Not without a fight: standing up against the Global Gag Rule

Health is a Human Right

An editorial co-authored by Laura Ferguson, associate director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, reflects on the impact that President Donald Trump's restoration of the Global Gag Rule will have on women across the world, as well as those working to protect reproductive rights. Published in Reproductive Heath Matters Mar. 6, International Women’s Day, “Not without a … Continue reading Not without a fight: standing up against the Global Gag Rule