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Guttmacher Institute Analysis Examines Women’s Reproductive Rights, Health In Light Of Zika

Guttmacher Institute: In Countering Zika, Women’s Right to Self-Determination Must Be Central Rebecca Wind, senior communications associate and divisional budget manager at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses findings from a new analysis examining women’s reproductive rights and health in light of the Zika epidemic, writing, “In Latin America and the Caribbean,…

3.4M Women Of Reproductive Age At Risk In War-Torn Yemen, UNFPA Says

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: year of conflict puts 3.4 million women of reproductive age at risk, U.N. reports “A year of conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 3.4 million women of reproductive age between 15 and 49 years in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)…

New Study Examines Abortion Incidence, Safety In Tanzania

Guttmacher Institute: Unsafe Abortion Is Common In Tanzania and Is A Major Cause of Maternal Death “In the first nationally representative study of the incidence of abortion and the provision of postabortion care in Tanzania, researchers found that clandestine abortion is common and is a major contributor to maternal death…

17 Indian Women From Small Islamic Sect Begin Petition To End FGM

NPR: Petition Against Female Genital Mutilation Provokes An Angry Backlash “…[L]ast winter, 17 Indian women from a tiny sect of Islam blew the lid off a guarded secret … They authored a petition asking the government of India to outlaw female circumcision. Until the petition went public in December, many…

Expanding Access To Family Planning Critical To Health Of All People

Huffington Post: When There’s No Olympic Opt-Out: Reproductive Rights In The Time Of Zika David Fleming, PATH’s vice president of public health, and Milka Dinev, regional adviser for the Latin American and Caribbean Forum of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition “…Empowering women to control their reproductive outcomes is a critical,…

Congress Should No Longer Delay Zika Funding Package

Bloomberg: Congress Dithers While Zika Spreads Editorial Board “Congress is giving the Aedes aegypti mosquito every chance to gain an advantage in the fight against the Zika virus. No one knows exactly when the first such mosquito will transmit the virus inside the U.S., but it might happen before lawmakers…