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Access To, Use Of Contraceptives Improving Worldwide, Challenges Remain For Family Planning Efforts, FP2020 Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Contraceptive use gaining momentum in world’s poorest countries “The use of contraceptives is gaining momentum worldwide and preventing millions of unsafe abortions and maternal deaths each year in the world’s poorest countries, experts said on Tuesday. Nearly 40 million more women and girls use modern contraceptives now…

Mexico City Policy Could Threaten Progress Made On Global HIV/AIDS

HuffPost: The Global Gag Rule Impacts Hard-Fought Progress On HIV/AIDS Relief Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…The expansion of the Global Gag Rule will roll back hard-fought progress and long-standing U.S. leadership on HIV/AIDS relief around the world, especially for key populations on the front lines…

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Requests State Department Review Of Mexico City Policy Impact

ELLE: Sen. Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Letter to the State Department, Seeking to Measure the Harm of Trump’s “Global Gag Rule” “…Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have written to the State Department, urging officials examine the impact of the [Mexico City policy,…

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Philippines Health Department Resumes Contraceptive Distribution Following Agency Ruling, Lifting Of Supreme Court Restraining Order

CNN Philippines: DOH starts distribution of contraceptives “The Health Department (DOH) said Thursday it is now distributing family planning supplies to regional health offices. This comes four days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced 51 contraceptives are non-abortifacients, thereby lifting a temporary restraining order on these that was…