Debate persists throughout northern and southern India about how best to limit family size. School attendance, maternal health and infrastructure all have an impact on fertility rates.
In the 1960s, fears of overpopulation sparked campaigns for population control. But whatever became of the population bomb?
An 18-year-old mother in the Dominican Republic grapples with how and when to teach her daughter about sex.
While most adolescents interviewed for this project said they were not ready to become parents, one variable remains constant: their aspirations for their infants, unborn children and themselves.
Can a small NGO overcome a centuries-long culture gap to bring pregnant mothers, and the traditional healers those mothers trust, into a health clinic?
The world looked down on Sierra Leone's Ebola victims for fleeing medical treatment. But the reasons they fled were not only understandable—they're everywhere, including in the United States.
Women in sub-Saharan Africa have a one in 38 chance of dying as a result of complications from pregnancy or childbirth. Low-tech interventions are flipping the script in Kenya.
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling looks at the protective gear that maternal health care workers wear in Sierra Leone.
Trying to convey the humanity of the Freetown residents who use their heads to transport goods safely through the chaotic streets.
Forced to choose between corrupt government clinics and faith healers, Sierra Leone's pregnant women and their infants are dying in record numbers. One doctor may have the solution.
Although one of this country's poorest districts has been Ebola-free for six weeks, the deadly virus continues to mask or hamper other health issues for pregnant women and newborns here.
In the Dominican Republic, doctors often clash with education and religion over the use of contraceptives, contributing to the country's high number of pregnant teenagers.
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)