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Foreign Policy Examines Abortion Policies, Impacts In Palestine

Foreign Policy: Palestine’s Abortion Problem “…While abortion is outlawed by the Palestinian government, there is no punishment for women who end their own pregnancies: This has led to the spread of at-home abortion methods, such as jumping off of staircases or inserting sharp instruments into the body…” (Schwartz, 12/4).

3 Tanzanian Universities To Offer Health Worker Training On Treating FGM Victims

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania universities add course in female genital mutilation to fight the practice “Three Tanzanian universities are offering a new course on female genital mutilation (FGM) to train health care professionals how to deal with victims of the harmful practice that is still widespread although illegal. The course,…

CSIS Report Examines Impact Of U.S. Investments In Family Planning, Women’s Health In Kenya

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Family Planning and Women’s Health in Kenya In this CSIS report, Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Katherine Peck, program manager and research associate, both at CSIS’ Global Health Policy Center, examine “U.S. support for family planning in Kenya … As a regional leader in family…

Changing Demographics, Poor Socio-Economic Conditions, Lack Of Funding Challenge Sexual, Reproductive Health Service Providers In Haiti, Devex Reports

Devex: In Haiti, lack of funding for social programs undermines sexual and reproductive health services “Haitian community-based organizations at the forefront of sexual and reproductive health services delivery are struggling to address new challenges posed by changing demographics and unfavorable socio-economic conditions. Urbanization, a breakdown of traditional family structures, and…

Focusing On Gender Equality, Family Planning Could Help Achieve SDG Targets

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: From Vision to Action: Gender Equality as a Framework for SDG Implementation Daniela Ligiero, vice president of Girls and Women Strategy at the United Nations Foundation, discusses the value in approaching implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a gender equality…

CGD Blog Post Examines FP2020 Report, Suggests Key Issues For Assessment

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Family Planning Commitments: Much Achieved, But Short of Goal Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow at CGD, discusses the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) report and outlines “some key issues [that] need to be assessed…

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