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Letters To Editor Address Women’s Reproductive Rights, Global Population, Family Planning

The Guardian: Letters: Respecting women’s rights and the planet key to family planning Arthur Erken, director for the division of communications and strategic partnerships at UNFPA, and Robin Maynard, director at Population Matters “I read with interest your editorial … The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) strongly agrees that ‘crude…

Shame, Misinformation Surrounding Menstruation Contribute To Human Rights Concerns For Women, Girls, UNFPA Report Suggests

UNFPA: Period shame, misinformation linked to serious human rights concerns “Shame, stigma, and misinformation surrounding menstruation are contributing to serious human rights concerns for women and girls, emphasizes a new report commissioned by UNFPA. The report, a comprehensive review of available evidence on menstrual health management in East and Southern…

HHS Secretary Reiterates President Trump’s Commitment To Not Funding, Supporting Abortion In U.S. House Committee Hearing

Rewire.News: HHS Secretary Praised for Stringent Abortion Regulations at House Committee Hearing “During a congressional hearing Wednesday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on the ‘policies and priorities of the U.S. Department…

Rights-Based Approach Necessary To Advance Sexual, Reproductive Health

Devex: Opinion: We can’t advance health without advancing rights Kate Gilmore, U.N. deputy high commissioner for human rights “…When it comes to sexual and reproductive health and rights, at times progress has met resistance and even outright hostility. … In many places, stigma and shame still dominate what should be…

Mexico City Policy Harming Access To Health Care In Developing Countries, CHANGE Report Says

ABC News: Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ cutting off health care in Africa: Report “The Trump administration’s abortion policy on foreign aid [for global health] is having a devastating effect in local communities that require medical assistance, according to a new report. Investigators from the Center for Health and Gender Equity,…

Participants At Wilson Center Event Discuss Successful Scale-Up Of RMNCAH Interventions

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Scaling Up Global Health Care for Women, Children, and Families Julianne Liebenguth, program assistant at the Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, highlights discussions from a recent Wilson Center event on expanding reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent…