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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…

Politicians, Governments Should Protect Women’s Health, Legalize Abortion

The Guardian: Why do politicians still force women through unwanted pregnancies? Dame Billie Miller, lawyer and politician in Barbados “…When governments deny women access to safe and legal abortion, it does nothing to decrease the rate at which abortions occur. Instead, it leads to more injuries and deaths. In the…

Local Governments, NGOs Should Ensure Awareness Of, Access To Safe Abortions In Nepal, Where Abortion Is Legal

Witness: Is abortion legal in Nepal? Many Nepali women don’t know the answer. Tara Todras-Whitehill, photographer, multimedia journalist, and  founder of Vignette Interactive “…Abortion has been legal in Nepal for over 15 years, but a study released by Nepal’s Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA) earlier…

U.S. Should Continue To Invest In Women’s Health In Conflict Situations

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women and Foreign Policy Program/Women Around the World”: Maternal and Reproductive Healthcare in Humanitarian Crises Heather Higginbottom, chief operating officer of CARE USA, discusses the impact of maternal and reproductive health programs in conflict situations and the role U.S. funding plays in ensuring that women in…

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…

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…”…

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