Got my computer back - here are a few stories you might want to check out:
BBC reports the existence of a birthing suit that can help women in the developing world by reducing blood loss. I'm not really sure what kind of access women will have, as the UNFPA spends money on a safe birth kit that includes a bar of soap and a piece of plastic so the woman has a clean place upon which to deliver her child. And that's some sort of international initiative.
The NYT interviews a woman who did an economic study of the fertility market. Due to reproductive techonologies, including IVF, people can pay for services and materials (like egg and sperm). The conclusions are discussed in a new book, The Baby Business.
And, on a hugely unlikely note, a French Bishop has urged the Pope to reconsider his stance on birth control.