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Pope Francis Must Address Women’s Reproductive Well-Being

The Guardian: Pope Francis has done little to improve women’s lives Tina Beattie, professor of Catholic studies at the University of Roehampton in London “Pope Francis has repeatedly said he wants a poor church of the poor. … He has also acknowledged the need to give women a greater say…

Women’s Reproductive Rights At Risk Of Being De-Emphasized As U.N. Drafts SDGs

The Nation: Will the U.N.’s New Development Goals Downplay the Need for Gender Equality? “As the 193 member countries of the United Nations struggle to agree on development priorities to be adopted next year, the rights of women and sexual minorities have again become a contentious issue. … [A]s the…

Access To Safe Abortion Critical To Lowering Global Maternal Mortality Rate

The Guardian: Illegal abortions are killing women and aid restrictions are just making it worse Hannah Mitchell, physician based in Botswana “…What is stopping women from accessing safe abortions? The first is restrictive laws in their own countries, which can extend to a ban. … The second barrier is the…

Study Examines Abortion-Related Deaths Among Tanzanian Women

New York Times: Tanzanian Women Face High Rates of Abortion-Related Deaths “Unsafe abortions kill many Tanzanian women, according to a recent study, but the deaths result from several factors and women in some regions die much more often than others. … The study, done by the Guttmacher Institute, Tanzania’s national…

Humanosphere Podcast Discusses Evolution Of Term ‘Global Health’ With Peter Piot

Humanosphere: Peter Piot: From tropical medicine to global health In this podcast, Imana Gunawan, social media manager and producer of the podcast at Humanosphere, interviews Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who discusses the etymology of the term “global health” and the importance of…

Mexico City Policy Is An ‘Assault’ On Global Health, Women

News Deeply: Contraception in the Crosshairs: The Real Impact of the Global Gag Rule Ulla Müller, president and chief executive officer of EngenderHealth “…The gendered nature of [the Mexico City policy, or global gag rule’s] assault on global health cannot be glossed over: This is an attack on women. ……

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