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The Atlantic Examines Global Abortion Policies, Impacts On Women

The Atlantic: When Abortion Is Illegal, Women Rarely Die. But They Still Suffer. “…If other countries are a guide, abortion restrictions won’t reduce the number of abortions that take place … But abortion-related deaths are much less common than they were a few decades ago, especially in countries with functional…

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Al Jazeera: Two million Afghan kids will suffer severe malnutrition this year (10/9). Associated Press: Death toll in Haiti earthquake rises to 15; 333 injured (Sanon, 10/9). BBC News: Ghana ‘prayer camps’ chain residents with mental health problems (Lansah et al., 10/10). Devex: Q&A: Poor vision as the world’s largest…

Wilson Center Podcast Addresses Relationships Among Family Planning, Peace, Security

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Everybody Counts: Saving the World One Condom at a Time This post discusses the third episode in the Wilson Center’s Everybody Counts podcast series, hosted by Jennifer D. Sciubba, a professor of political demography at Rhodes College. “In this…

U.S. House Democrats, Civil Society Organizations Send Letters To Secretary Pompeo Urging Inclusion Of Women’s Reproductive Rights In State Department’s Annual Human Rights Reports

POLITICO: Democrats, rights groups urge State Dept. to bring back reports on women’s reproductive rights “House Democrats and civil society organizations are urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reconsider the State Department’s exclusion of reproductive rights from its annual human rights reports. Their letters noted that since 2011 these…

Stigma, Discrimination, Misunderstanding Surrounding Menstruation Must End

CNN: It’s time for women and girls to speak about their periods Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary general of the U.N. “If we are to achieve true gender equality, we need to tackle everything that contributes to the discrimination and marginalization of women — including menstruation. … When menstrual hygiene…

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aidsmap: One in five exposed to TB during HIV clinic visits, Malawi study finds (Alcorn, 10/1). Associated Press: Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths (10/3). BBC News: The battle for better disability rehab in North Africa (Daniels, 10/1). BBC News: Cervical cancer: Australia ‘to be first to…

Postpartum Family Planning Is Key To Preventing Maternal, Infant, Child Deaths

Devex: Opinion: An untapped approach to ensure healthier mothers and babies Mindy Neiman, director of supply chain management at Merck for Mothers, and Maryjane Lacoste, senior program officer for family planning service delivery and quality at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “What if we knew there was a proven…

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