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Bangladesh To Provide Voluntary Sterilization To Rohingya Refugees; UNICEF To Conduct Child Nutrition Survey

Agence France-Presse: Bangladesh eyes sterilization to curb Rohingya population “Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilization in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. … Pintu Kanti Bhattacharjee, who heads the family planning service in the district…

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 D├ęsirables), 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,…

Access To Free Sanitary Pads Only Part Of Helping Girls Manage Periods, Researchers Say

NPR: The Problem With Free Menstrual Pads “…Several African countries, including Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia, have taken steps toward giving free sanitary pads to girls. … While menstrual health researchers say it’s encouraging that more countries are talking about periods at the highest levels of power, some question the motivations…”…

Blog Post Highlights Studies Examining Impact Of Climate On Reproductive, Maternal Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Climate Change and Women’s Health: New Studies Find Overlooked Links Antony Martel, an intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center, discusses a study published in Nature on the impact of climate change on fertility…

Pakistan Should Invest In Reproductive Health Education To Avoid Overpopulation

New York Times: Pakistan, Let’s Talk About Sex Mohammed Hanif, author “…Pakistan’s population now exceeds 207 million, an increase of 57 percent since the last census in 1998. … Overpopulation will be a terrible strain on natural resources and state services. … Despite warnings about a population explosion, we still…

Nearly Half Of All Abortions Performed In Unsafe Conditions Worldwide; U.S. Global Health Funding Cuts Could Further Increase Health Risks For Women, Experts Say

CNN: Nearly half of all abortions each year worldwide are unsafe, study says “…A new study finds nearly half of all 55.7 million estimated abortions around the world each year between 2010 and 2014 were performed in an unsafe manner, putting women at risk for serious complications. The study, published…

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