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Education Program Teaches Life Skills, Contraceptive Options To Kenyan University Students, Lowers STI, Pregnancy Incidence

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From abortions to #condommania: Kenyan students get real about sex “…[T]he number of young women at the university seeking help for DIY abortions has fallen dramatically, [nurse Catherine] Tweni said, since the introduction of a new sex education club two years ago. Pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections…

CGD Blog Post Provides Recap Of 4th International Conference On Family Planning

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: On Family Planning, Financing, and Fine Lines: Recapping ICFP 2016 Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses the 4th International Conference on Family Planning, which took place in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, during the last week in January. Silverman highlights how different…

Performing Arts Raises Awareness Of FGM/C In Egypt

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Breaking the Silence on FGM/C in Egypt: One Activist’s Story Catherine Russell, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, speaks with Nada Sabet, activist and co-founder and current manager of Noon Creative Enterprise, about how her organization is using performing arts and working with UNFPA to raise awareness…

Gates Foundation Continues To Invest In Expanding Access To Family Planning Options

Devex: Gates Foundation gives shot in the arm for family planning “…The foundation continues to invest, too, in expanding the range of contraceptives available to women such as injectables that community health workers can deliver directly from pharmacies or eventually that women and girls can self-administer from the comfort of…

Debate Over Abortion Access In Zika-Hit Nations Continues; Latin American Catholic Leaders Reassert Church’s Position Against Contraception, Abortion

Associated Press: Brazil’s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash “…Alarm in recent months over the Zika virus, which many researchers believe can cause microcephaly in the fetuses of pregnant women, has prompted calls, both inside and outside Brazil, to loosen a near-ban on abortion in the world’s most populous Catholic country.…

Kaiser Family Foundation Web Briefing Discusses Zika Virus, U.S. Response

Kaiser Family Foundation: Web Briefing for Media — The Zika Virus: What’s Next in the U.S. and Abroad? The Kaiser Family Foundation held a web briefing for journalists on Wednesday, February 17, during which Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Tom Frieden, director of…

Linking Health, Education Critical To Reducing HIV Among Adolescent Girls, Young Women

Huffington Post: Education and Health: Keys to Reducing HIV among Adolescent Girls and Young Women Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…Hard work by global partners in health succeeded in halting and reversing the spread of HIV worldwide. But adolescent girls and…

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