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WHO Calls For Use Of, Access To Contraception For Women In Zika-Affected Nations

New York Times: WHO Recommends Contraception in Countries With Zika Virus “The World Health Organization issued a strong call on Thursday for the use of contraception in countries with the Zika virus, and said that women who had unprotected sex and feared infection should have access to emergency contraception, a…

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…

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…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Women’s Reproductive Rights, Strengthening Health Systems In Light Of Zika Outbreak

Project Syndicate: Zika and Reproductive Rights Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition “…The Zika crisis has highlighted an obvious reality: Not providing women with reproductive health information and services places their lives — and those of their children — at grave risk. … The movement for reproductive…

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.…

Editorial, Letter To Editor Discuss Issues Surrounding U.S. Response To Zika Virus

San Jose Mercury News: Support Obama plan to help stop Zika where it started Editorial Board “…Americans should get behind President Obama’s $1.8 billion proposal to keep the [Zika] virus from spreading from South America to the United States. … Congress should approve the request and get the president’s plan…

U.S. Working To End FGM/C

Council on Foreign Relations’s “Women Around the World”: Three Ways the United States Is Working to End FGM/C In this guest post, Cathy Russell, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues at the U.S. Department of State, discusses findings from a recently released UNICEF report on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and describes…

Obstacles Remain To Abortion, Contraception Access For Latin American Women Affected By Zika

Huffington Post: GOP Congressmen Oppose Abortion Rights For Women With Zika In Developing Countries “Pregnant women in South and Latin America who contract Zika, a rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus linked to severe birth defects and deformities in babies, should not have access to abortion, Republican House leaders said Wednesday. ‘This…

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