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Philippines Health Department Resumes Contraceptive Distribution Following Agency Ruling, Lifting Of Supreme Court Restraining Order

CNN Philippines: DOH starts distribution of contraceptives “The Health Department (DOH) said Thursday it is now distributing family planning supplies to regional health offices. This comes four days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced 51 contraceptives are non-abortifacients, thereby lifting a temporary restraining order on these that was…

Engaging Men In Family Planning Key To Sustainable Efforts, Global Gender Equality

Devex: World Vasectomy Day: How to engage men in family planning efforts Ana Karina De la Vega Millor, country director of DKT Mexico and lead of DKT International’s efforts in Central America, the Caribbean, and Venezuela; and Jonathan Stack, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of World Vasectomy Day “We are living…

Female Refugees Lack Access To Menstrual Supplies, Safe Toilets, Study Shows

Reuters Health: Refugees lack menstrual supplies and private, safe toilets “Girls and women forced to flee their homes in Myanmar and Syria lack menstruation supplies and safe, private toilets, a new study finds. … ‘It has been an overlooked issue,’ [Marni Sommer, a professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University’s…

Congolese Health Providers Express Concern About Impact Of Mexico City Policy On Women’s Health

PRI: Trump’s ‘global gag rule on steroids’ threatens Congolese clinics “…Jeannine Assani, regional coordinator for ABEF (or Association pour le Bien-Etre Familial/Naissances Désirables), the Congolese reproductive health organization that runs things at [a health clinic in Lubumbashi], was concerned about her organization’s ability to continue its work providing free contraception,…

UNFPA Report Calls For More Equitable Access To Family Planning, Reproductive Health Services To Reduce Gender, Economic Inequality

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Unequal Women, Insecure World: The State of the World’s Population in the Age of Inequality Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba, assistant professor at Rhodes College and non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, discusses results from the UNFPA’s State of the…

Blog Post Highlights Global Abortion Policies Database, Potential Role In Abortion Law

BMJ Opinion: Joanna Erdman: The global abortion policies database — legal knowledge as a health intervention Joanna Erdman, MacBain chair in health and policy law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, discusses the Global Abortion Policies Database and its potential role in abortion law. Erdman writes, “[The…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Pieces On Mexico City Policy, TB, HIV Prevention

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: The global gag rule gets a check-up, TB in India, and reconsidering HIV prevention Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses several recent pieces on global health including a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding…

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