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Repeal Of Mexico City Policy Unlikely, Sen. Shaheen Says

CQ HealthBeat: Shaheen Acknowledges Repeal of Mexico City Rule Is Unlikely “The Senate’s lead advocate for rolling back President Donald Trump’s sweeping Mexico City policy affecting groups that provide information on abortion is not optimistic about the prospects for success in the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen,…

AMA Journal Of Ethics’ March Issue Examines Global Inequities In Reproductive Health Care

American Medical Association: Questions abound on global inequities in reproductive health care “…Questions persist about access to — and the utility of — reproductive technologies and differential treatment on the basis of race, ethnicity, and gender. The roles of a rich country’s clinical education and training programs among poor patient…

More News In Global Health

CNN: 16 and trying not to get pregnant (Field/Quiano, 3/5). Devex: How rats could help reduce the global TB burden (Jerving, 3/6). The Guardian: Can health workers stop thousands of women being killed in Guatemala? (Johnson, 3/7). New York Times: Getting Care to Those Who Need It, and Fast (Mohn,…

Vanguard Examines Impacts Of Mexico City Policy On Nigerian Women’s Health

Vanguard: Trump’s Global Gag Rule: More cases of unsafe abortion imminent in Nigeria “…One year after [U.S. President Trump’s] reinstatement of the [Mexico City] policy, access to contraceptive commodities and services, including provision of voluntary family planning information, education and services around sexual and gender-based violence like rape, female genital…

Unintended Pregnancy Rates Decline Globally Between 1990-2014, Guttmacher Study Shows

Guttmacher Institute: Unintended Pregnancy Rates Declined Globally from 1990 to 2014 “Rates of unintended pregnancy have decreased globally since 1990, according to a new study published [Monday] in The Lancet Global Health. While the unintended pregnancy rate fell worldwide from 1990-1994 to 2010-2014, it dropped less sharply in developing regions…

Trump Administration Impacting Reproductive Rights In U.S., Abroad

The Hill: 2018 will be a rough year for reproductive rights Robert Walker, president of the Population Institute “…The Trump administration knows what it is doing: everything possible to deny women and teenage girls access to modern methods of contraception, regardless of where they live. Last year, the administration terminated…

SheDecides Movement Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary; Questions Raised Over Future Funding

Asian Correspondent: Time for women to reclaim their bodies: SheDecides movement fights for sexual rights “…The commitment to promote, provide, protect, and enhance the fundamental rights of every girl and woman is the keystone of the SheDecides movement, and was formulated in Brussels back in 2017. But it was celebrated…

Financial Times Special Report Examines ’50 Ideas To Change The World’

Financial Times: Special Report: 50 Ideas to Change the World “The FT has enlisted the help of readers, researchers, and entrepreneurs to find 50 new ideas that will shape the world in the future. The first 40 ideas have addressed the challenges of a growing world population, resource scarcity, handling…