A mother's quest to save her American Israeli son from Hamas
Rachel Goldberg is running to the ends of the Earth to save her only son, Hersh Goldberg-Polin, who is held hostage in Gaza. She spoke at the U.N, met with the pope and told her story to tens of thousands in Washington, D.C.
Ivory Coast's first retirement home waits for its first residents
The Ivory Coast saw its first retirement home open its doors in September. Two months later, the private establishment is still devoid of residents in a country where the elderly traditionally rely on their family members to look after t...
Emotional scenes continue in Israel & Gaza as families reunited
Emotional reunions continued across Israel, Gaza and the occupied West Bank on Saturday night after more hostages and prisoners were allowed return to their homes and families.
Ohio voters enshrine abortion access in constitution
Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that ensures access to abortion and other forms of reproductive health care, the latest victory for abortion rights supporters since the U.S Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade ...
Dangers of a Gaza pregnancy amid Israeli bombing
According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), there are 50,000 pregnant women in tGaza, many suffering from a lack of regular check-ups and treatment as the healthcare system is on the brink of collapse due to the siege imposed...
First over-the-counter contraceptive pill approved in U.S.
Starting in 2024, women in the United States will be able to buy an oral contraceptive without a doctor’s prescription. Reproductive health advocates are calling this a major breakthrough.
Scientists develop blood test for miscarriage
The study, which has had 1,700 women participants so far, is looking to detect the cause behind a lost pregnancy as early as five weeks gestation.
Ukrainian children rescued from Russia
More than 30 children have been reunited with their families in Ukraine this weekend after an operation to rescue them from Russian-occupied Crimea, where they allegedly had been taken from areas occupied by Russian forces during the war...
Turkey miracle, baby reunited with mother
A baby in Turkey – who spent 128 hours trapped in the rubble of the country’s devastating earthquake in February – has been reunited with her mother who was previously declared dead, according to Turkey’s Ministry of Family and Social Se...
Thousands of pregnant women in quake zone need aid
350,000 pregnant women are among those who have lost their homes and possessions in the Turkey-Syria earthquakes.
Soldiers in Kyiv freeze sperm before deployment
A fertility clinic in Kyiv is offering free fertility services to Ukraine's soldiers amid a future, potentially devastating demographic problem.
Thousands of pregnant Russians flee to Argentina
More than 5,000 pregnant Russian women have travelled to Argentina in recent months.
The charity saving children abducted from Ukraine
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has also made victims of children. Ukraine says 12,000 children have been abducted from occupied territories and taken to Russia. DW's Emmanuelle Chaze found one family for whom the separation has finally ended.
Born on New Year’s Day in war-torn Ukraine
In Ukraine the start of the year was as dramatic as most days of 2022 with large scale attacks of missiles and drones on the capital. At the same time, in Kyiv’s hospitals, new lives were born. Solomya and Lev are two of the babies.
One family's story from the Ukraine frontline
For families on the frontline in Ukraine, there is no escape. So one family, in the battle scarred town of Izium have put a sign up outside their home to let forces from both sides know there are children inside.
Husband and wife fighting on Ukraine's front line
Andriy Dolgopolov, a Grad rocket battery commander, and his wife Tetiana Dolgopolova, a first aider in the Ukrainian army, met three years ago while serving in the Donbas. Now, they find themselves fighting side-by-side against Russia's ...
New Mexico inundated with out of state abortions
It takes more than 12 hours to drive across Texas, a large state where abortion is now unavailable. Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, New Mexico is now the only state bordering Texas where abortion...
Abortion laws threaten future legality of IVF embryos
The Supreme Court's decision allowing states to restrict or allow abortions is raising questions for a lot of women, including some using the complicated process of in vitro fertilization. Good Day talked to Dr. Dorett Noorhassan, a repr...
Researcher finds pandemic reduced premature births
On a brighter side, a study done at Georgia Tech showed that there has been a significant drop in premature, or preterm births. Georgia Tech Assistant Professor of Economics Daniel Dench said that he believes the rates are low due to les...
Plan B supply dwindles after Supreme Court decision
The Plan B pill is in high demand and many pharmacies are limiting how many boxes a customer can purchase in fear that they may run out.
'I support Putin': Mother mourns son killed in Ukraine
Olga Drozhevkina's 28-year-old son was killed fighting for Russia in Ukraine, but that has not shaken her faith in Russian President Vladimir Putin or her conviction that the West is stoking the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Olivia Chan r...
Husband of murdered Uvalde teacher dies of heart attack
Joe Garcia, the husband of Irma Garcia, died of a heart attack just days after his wife was tragically killed after a gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and opened fire. The couple were high school sweethearts and ma...
Internet searches for vasectomies spike
What do men need to know about vasectomies before they get one? Dr. Jed Kaminetsky is a clinical assistant professor at NYU Medical Center and a board certified urologist. He explains how the process works.
A son's story of survival, and loss in Bucha
Yura Nechyporenko, now 15, and his father Ruslan were on their bicycles in Bucha near Kyiv when they were stopped by a lone Russian soldier. Yura survived. Ruslan did not.
Why this Ukrainian mom wrote on her daughter’s back
A Ukrainian mother explains she wrote her family’s contact information on her daughter’s back as they prepared to flee Kyiv, fearful of what would happen if they were separated or killed.
New life amid war, giving birth in Ukraine
Families across Ukraine are travelling hundreds of kilometres to safely give birth to children in one of the country's largest maternity hospitals. The route now much safer after Russian troops focused their assault on the east of the co...
Ukrainian anger as they bury the dead
"We didn’t start [the war] but we will finish it," vowed Artem at the funeral of his father, Yuriy Shabadash.
Fleeing Kyiv suburbs under gunfire; one family's story
"I don't want to run anymore." Dmytro Tkachuk recalls fleeing the Russian-occupied Ukrainian town of Bucha and how his family finally got to safety. He spoke to Bloomberg Quicktake.
New moms in Kyiv hide out in hospital basement
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created a special crisis for hospitals. Pregnant women are being forced to give birth in the basement or move there shortly after their delivery upstairs.