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The End of NYC’s HIV Epidemic Is In Sight—Except for Trans Women

New York City is the first city in the United States to meet a key international target aimed at ending…

December 4, 2019

Incarcerated Women in Thailand Face Issues Seen Worldwide

Natauboo Jama started selling methamphetamine in northern Thailand after her second child was born. Known locally as yaba, it is…

November 26, 2019

Study: How Punitive Policies Harm Pregnant Drug Users

The United States has state-level laws that criminalize pregnant people who use drugs, separate families, and require clinicians to report…

November 13, 2019

Women Are Disproportionately Held in Jails Rather Than Prisons, Increasing Harms

More women are being held in local jails than in state prisons, according to a report released October 29 by…

October 31, 2019

A TSA Officer Sexually Assaulted Me: Know Your Rights

The first person I interviewed for this story⁠—days before I knew I would write it, because I felt ashamed—was my…

October 30, 2019

The Militant Harm Reductionist Advancing Dan Bigg’s Legacy

Brandie Wilson has her work cut out for her: On October 3, the legendary harm reduction organization Chicago Recovery Alliance…

October 22, 2019

What Harm Reductionists Think About Sesame Street’s Addiction Representation

Sesame Street, the long-running children’s television show, has taken on issues ranging from exercise to incarceration. On October 9, Sesame…

October 17, 2019

The Women Wrongfully Convicted by Drug War Prosecutors

Any wrongful conviction is a human tragedy," tweeted Sister Helen Prejan, a renowned author and anti-execution advocate, on October 2:…

October 2, 2019

The First-Ever MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color Was Vital

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) hosted the first-ever MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color between August 10-17…

August 23, 2019

Study Author Explains Extent to Which Police Violence Is a Public Health Hazard

On August 5, the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study on police killings in the…

August 15, 2019