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Haitian Vasectomy Campaign Draws Participation Of More Than 100 Men

UNFPA: Haiti vasectomy campaign draws over 300 percent anticipated turnout This article discusses a vasectomy campaign in Haiti, noting, “The surgery was offered as part of an outreach event for men, supported by UNFPA and conducted by a health clinic run by the Association for the Promotion of the Haitian…

Mexico City Policy Impacting Women’s Health In Nigeria, Should Be Repealed

Vanguard: Repeal the Global Gag Rule Sola Ogundipe, health editor at Vanguard Media Ltd. “…There is little doubt that [Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, otherwise known as the Mexico City policy or global gag rule,] is undermining Nigeria’s reproductive and overall health goals and Nigerians are not happy about…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Analyzing Australia’s aid trajectory (Cornish, 5/11). Devex: Applying a workplace model to family planning outreach in the Philippines (Ravelo, 5/14). Nigeria’s Guardian: Federal government, U.S. sign MoU on HIV, Hepatitis B, C survey (Onyedika-Ugoeze/Onyenucheya, 5/11). Newsweek: Meet the woman saving thousands of girls from female genital mutilation (Maza, 5/12).…

UNFPA Article Outlines 9 Standards To Uphold Human Right To Family Planning

UNFPA: Fifty years ago, it became official: Family planning is a human right In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Teheran Proclamation, which states that family planning is a basic human right, this article discusses nine standards to uphold the human right to family planning (5/11).

Bringing Male Contraceptives To Market Could ‘Revolutionize Global Contraception Paradigm’

STAT: Getting contraceptives for men to the market will take pharma’s help Régine Sitruk-Ware, distinguished scientist at the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research and co-founder of the International Consortium of Male Contraception “…At a time when more governments are restricting access to female contraception, expanding male contraceptive options could…

Zimbabwean Lawmakers Should Revise Laws To Ensure Adolescent Girls’ Rights To Sexual, Reproductive Health

Amnesty International: Zimbabwe: Revise colonial-era health law to ensure adolescent girls’ rights “Zimbabwe’s colonial-era public health laws must be revised to guarantee the human rights, and the dignity and equality of everyone, including adolescent girls who bear the brunt of existing discrimination, Amnesty International said [Tuesday], ahead of the parliamentary…

Malawi Sexual, Reproductive Health Advocates Discuss Impacts Of Mexico City Policy At Workshop

CSJNEWS: Global Gag Rule Hits Malawi SRHR NGOs Hard, Says Activist Akwete Sande, communications officer for the Centre for Solutions Journalism, discusses comments from participants of a training workshop for rural-based sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) workers, including CSJNEWS Executive Director Brian Ligomeka. Responding to a question about funding…

Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Report Calls On Global Community To Commit To Achieving Universal Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights

Guttmacher Institute: Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Proposes a Bold, New Agenda for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights “Today, the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights — a collaboration of global health, development, and human rights experts from around the world — called on national governments, international agencies, donors,…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Resources On U.S. Global Family Planning, Reproductive Health Efforts, Funding

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health: Statutory Requirements and Policies This updated fact sheet summarizes the major statutory requirements and policies pertaining to U.S. global family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) efforts over time and identifies those currently in effect. These laws and policies collectively…