- Russia’s first surrogacy investigation resulted in the arrest of eight people, including doctors, who have been charged with human trafficking. Though commercial surrogacy is legal in the country, a criminal probe was possible due to “ambiguities” in the law, defense lawyer Igor Trunov told AFP.
- The US Justice Department announced that it will contribute $35 million in housing grants to survivors of human trafficking.
- A California court case may set a legal precedent allowing women to be charged with homicide for stillbirths resulting from drug use.
- A 2013 peer-reviewed study that measured the sexual desirability of women with endometriosis has been retracted by the medical journal Fertility and Sterility. The study concluded:
“Women with rectovaginal endometriosis were judged to be more attractive than those in the two control groups. Moreover, they had a leaner silhouette, larger breasts, and an earlier coitarche.”