Retro Report explores the story of “Sybil” in a 2014 documentary “Is Multiple Personality Disorder Real? One Woman’s Story.” Questions about the disorder and its prevalence soon began to emerge, and the Retro Report film traces mounting doubts about Dr. Wilbur, her methods and the M.P.D. diagnosis. One part of the debate centered on whether […]
Women wait to see the doctor at a health clinic in Soumousso, Burkina Faso in June 2016. Most patients there that day showed symptoms of malaria. Nearly 40% of Burkina Faso’s residents contract the disease every year, and it is one of the country’s leading causes of death. Sanou Rosalie lies with her baby, Sanou […]
Tianna Gaines-Turner, a former welfare recipient, still struggles to make ends meet with her family in Philadelphia.
After surviving four heroin overdoses, Heather Wetzel hopes she can stay clean for her daughter.
Photographs by Sarah Weiser…
Sasha Alexander Perez, 29, says that while growing up, he wasn’t aware that transitioning was a possibility. But over time, he said, “I realized that it was not a thing bound by race, or class, or anything. I realized that’s who I always was: I was always gender nonconforming, I was always trans in that […]
A state in northern India, Bihar has lagged in development. Literacy rates are among the lowest in India, while infant and maternal mortality rates are higher, and health infrastructure is less developed. India has the world’s largest youth population – measured as those between ages 10 and 24. The state remains primarily rural. Fertility can […]
In March of 1979, the news of an accident at the nuclear power plant at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania sent reporters rushing to the scene, while some 140,000 residents eventually fled from surrounding towns in fear and confusion.