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March 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The March 2016 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Zika virus in Brazil, and global nutrition and health (March 2016).

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Issues Surrounding Zika Outbreak

Quartz: What Africa’s fight against HIV can teach Latin America about Zika Celine Gounder, internist, infectious diseases and public health specialist, and medical journalist “…[Intrauterine devices (IUDs)] and hormonal implants are the most reliable form of reversible contraception, with failure rates of less than one percent. They’re also long-lasting ……

Religious Leaders Play Important Role In Efforts To End FGM/C

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The Role of Religious Leaders in the Global Effort to End FGM/C Arsalan Suleman, acting U.S. special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), discusses the importance of engaging community leaders, including religious leaders, in efforts to end female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C).…

U.N. Women Head Calls For Expanded Reproductive Rights In Latin America Amid Zika Outbreak; Debate Over Abortion Access Continues Head of U.N. Women: Expand ‘Reproductive Rights’ in Zika-Affected Countries ‘Not Only Because of Zika’ But It’s the ‘Right Thing to Do’ “U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told Tuesday that ‘reproductive rights’ of women in countries affected by the Zika virus must be…

Contraception Becoming More Acceptable Among Some Religious Leaders, Especially For Public Health Reasons

Associated Press: Philippine bishops back pope’s remarks on Zika contraception “Despite their staunch opposition to contraceptives, Philippine Roman Catholic bishops expressed their full support Saturday to Pope Francis’ remarks suggesting artificial contraception can be used by women threatened by the Zika virus…” (Gomez, 2/20). Los Angeles Times: Pope Francis isn’t…

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