Dubbed "Jane Roe," McCorvey sought an abortion after becoming pregnant in 1969 but was thwarted by Texas' restrictive reproductive laws
A new documentary spotlights the group that helped thousands seeking abortions in the 1960s and '70s
Edith Keating survived the Halifax Explosion and eventually took to the skies, marking a path for other women to fly in her wake
Contrary to contemporary claims, Susan B. Anthony and her peers rarely discussed abortion, which only emerged as a key political issue in the 1960s
A Smithsonian curator of medicine and science looks back to the days when police could arrest couples for using contraception
Nearly 50 years later, a similar disclosure revealed that the court is poised to overturn legalized abortion in the U.S.
New documentary tells the story of a Black and LGBTQ thinker who helped lay the legal groundwork for fighting gender- and race-based discrimination
Fewer than three percent of Nobel science winners are women, and only one woman of color has ever received the award
Women's rights activist Mary Ware Dennett was arrested in 1929 for mailing a booklet deemed "obscene, lewd or lascivious"
After first meeting in 1950, the couple was instrumental in founding the nation’s first organization for gay women
Sculptor Richard Hunt designed the statue, which is called 'Light of Truth'
The singer's conservatorship, on trial this month, recalls the history of hysterectomies, insane asylums, forced contraception, among others
A new book by scholar Elinor Cleghorn details the medical mistreatment of women throughout Western history
Between 2022 and 2025, the U.S. Mint is set to highlight up to 20 trailblazing American women
As the U.S. anticipates a vaccinated summer, historians say measuring the impact of the 1918 influenza on the uproarious decade that followed is tricky
In honor of her 87th birthday, the speaker and activist is (digitally) welcoming visitors into her home
The statue, unveiled to coincide with Women's History Month, is dedicated to the late Supreme Court justice
These March releases elevate overlooked stories and offer insights on oft-discussed topics
The acclaimed reformer stoked the white, middle-class feminist movement and brought critical understanding to a “problem that had no name”
Before it was embraced by men, the union suit, or 'emancipation suit,' was worn by women pushing for dress reform