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World Should Not ‘Shy Away’ From Discussing Ethical Steps To Stabilize Population Growth, Including Improving Access To Contraceptives

Washington Post: Talking about overpopulation is still taboo. That has to change. Frances Kissling, president of the Center for Health, Ethics and Social Policy; Jotham Musinguzi, director general of Uganda’s National Population Council; and Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp professor of bioethics at Princeton University “…Both feminists and population stabilization…

Northwestern Law Review Essay Examines Helms Amendment, Mexico City Policy

Northwestern University Law Review: Challenging the Rhetorical Gag and Trap: Reproductive Capacities, Rights, and the Helms Amendment Michele Goodwin, chancellor’s professor and director of the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine, examines the Helms amendment and the Mexico City policy from a legal…

More News In Global Health

CNN: Would-be Indian child bride fights back and helps others (Ahuja, 6/18). Devex: How family planning can help save cheetahs (Edwards, 6/18). Devex: Alarm bells sounded over new E.U. aid instrument proposals (Chadwick, 6/15). Devex: DRC bordering countries begin Ebola preparedness training (Roby, 6/15). New York Times: Video Game Addiction…

CHANGE, Other Groups Work To Highlight Little-Known Exceptions To Mexico City Policy

NPR: Trump’s Ban On Funding For Overseas Abortions Has Some Little-Known Exceptions “…Trump’s version [of the Mexico City policy] is far more sweeping. Rather than limiting the ban to U.S. aid for family planning services, Trump has for the first time applied it to aid for virtually all global health…

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Agence France-Presse: ‘Forced’ sterilization of Brazilian woman sparks uproar (Smith, 6/14). Fast Company: How satellite imagery could combat infectious diseases around the world (Terdiman, 6/13). Financial Times: HIV treatment breakthrough boosts GSK (Neville, 6/14). Reuters: GSK’s two-drug HIV treatment meets main goal in late-stage studies (Nair, 6/14). IRIN: Q&A: How…

U.S. Government Should Hold Chinese Leaders Accountable For Rights Abuses Committed Under Population Planning Policy

Washington Post: China is finally ending the one-child policy. It can’t happen soon enough. Chen Guangcheng, author “Recent news reports suggest that the Chinese Communist Party is considering abandoning one of its longest-running and most abusive practices: its reproduction planning policy, commonly known as the one-child policy. … Returning reproductive…

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Business Insider: South Korea has the highest rate of deaths by suicide in the developed world — but a 2011 law helped decrease rates by 15% (Premack, 6/9). CNN: Pro-life activists target rural Nepali women (Todras-Whitehill/Adhikari, 6/9). Devex: Deal slashes drug price of 3 in 1 pill for people living…

Letters To Editor Address Women’s Reproductive Rights, Global Population, Family Planning

The Guardian: Letters: Respecting women’s rights and the planet key to family planning Arthur Erken, director for the division of communications and strategic partnerships at UNFPA, and Robin Maynard, director at Population Matters “I read with interest your editorial … The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) strongly agrees that ‘crude…

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