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Supporting Women’s Health, Family Planning Critical To Ending Modern Slavery

Huffington Post: One Way Forward in Ending Modern Slavery: Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at Central European University “Last month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen.…

World Bank Backs Access To Contraceptives, Improved Sexual Health In Sahel Region

Reuters: World Bank backs contraception, sexual health in Sahel region “Broadening access to contraceptives in Africa’s arid Sahel region and improving women’s sexual health are key parts of a $200 million World Bank project in the conservative Muslim region, its coordinator said…” (Piper, 3/31).

News Outlets Examine Cervical Cancer Screening In Developing Countries

News outlets report on cervical cancer screening in developing countries. Inter Press Service: Mozambique Tackles its Twin Burden of Cervical Cancer and HIV “…Cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer among Mozambican women aged 15-44, says [Amir Modan of the United Nations Population Fund in Maputo]. Health authorities are tackling…

HIV-Positive Women Were Forcibly Sterilized, Namibia Court Says

News outlets report on Namibia’s Supreme Court ruling that health care workers sterilized three HIV-positive women without their informed consent. Agence France-Presse: HIV-positive women forcibly sterilized in Namibia, says court “Namibia’s Supreme Court on Monday found that HIV-positive women were forcibly sterilized after giving birth — a decision hailed by…