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Zika Virus Outbreak Highlights Women’s Reproductive Health Challenges In Latin America; U.S. Could Use Diplomatic Leverage To Improve Access To Services, Kaiser Family Foundation Brief Suggests

USA TODAY: Zika highlights lack of access to contraception, abortion in Latin America “The Zika outbreak spreading throughout Latin American and the Caribbean is shedding light on what women’s health advocates call an equally important public health crisis: the lack of contraception and basic maternity care in much of the…

Expanding Family Planning Access Requires Coordinated Rights-Based Approach

Devex: Rights-based family planning: Collaboration for acceleration Beth Schlachter, executive director of FP2020, and Yetnayet Asfaw, vice president for strategy and impact at EngenderHealth “…We have both the opportunity and obligation to accelerate our progress [in expanding family planning access] by putting an individual’s rights at the center — and…

CGD Blog Post Provides Recap Of 4th International Conference On Family Planning

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: On Family Planning, Financing, and Fine Lines: Recapping ICFP 2016 Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses the 4th International Conference on Family Planning, which took place in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, during the last week in January. Silverman highlights how different…

Education Program Teaches Life Skills, Contraceptive Options To Kenyan University Students, Lowers STI, Pregnancy Incidence

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From abortions to #condommania: Kenyan students get real about sex “…[T]he number of young women at the university seeking help for DIY abortions has fallen dramatically, [nurse Catherine] Tweni said, since the introduction of a new sex education club two years ago. Pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections…

‘Safe, Economical, And Effective’ Emergency Contraceptives Can Benefit Pakistanis

Huffington Post: Emergency Contraceptive Pills: The misunderstood savior for Pakistan? Farahnaz Zahidi, writer, editor, media trainer, and communications expert “…[The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)] is a safe, economical, and effective method of contraception. It has very few side-effects and can be used more than once with the consultation of a…

News Outlets Highlight Latin American Women’s Lack Of Access To Family Planning Services, Nations’ Abortion Policies Amid Zika Outbreak, Disease’s Association With Birth Defects

Associated Press: In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness “…While Zika’s exact link to the rare birth defect known as microcephaly is still unclear, warnings from El Salvador, at least six other countries, and health officials across the Americas are raising anxiety for millions of would-be and could-be…

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