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Misconceptions, Stigma Among Young People Discourage Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health Services In Nigeria

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Stigma deters young people from accessing contraception in Nigeria Nnamdi Eseme, member of the Key Correspondents network, which is supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…Young people have unique experiences of stigma and discrimination and youth friendly services are essential to tackling issues around unwanted pregnancies and…

News Outlets Continue To Report On China’s Family Planning Policies

News outlets continue report on the announcement that China will drop its one-child policy and replace it with a two-child policy. Huffington Post: The 5 Biggest Questions About China’s New Two-Child Policy (Sheehan, 10/29). New York Times: In One-Child China, Second Children Often Live in Limbo (Buckley, 10/31). New York…

‘Too Late To Reverse Damage’ Of China’s One-Child Policy

Washington Post: China’s lifting of its one-child policy can’t undo the damage already done Editorial Board “…Even if it had succeeded in fine-tuning China’s population growth according to some universally acknowledged criteria, the one-child policy would have been monstrous. The proof of that is the litany of forced abortions, harassed…

News Outlets Examine Reactions To, Impacts Of China’s Family Planning Policies

News outlets publish analyses and reactions to the announcement that China will drop its one-child policy and replace it with a two-child policy. Associated Press: Analysis: China’s leaders ease birth limits but keep control “The Communist Party’s decision to ease limits on family size makes China a bit less restrictive…

China To End One-Child Policy After 35 Years, According To Government Communique

Bloomberg News: China Drops One-Child Cap After Three Decades to Lift Growth “China’s ruling Communist Party will abandon the one-child policy introduced in the late 1970s to defuse a demographic time bomb that threatens to choke growth in the world’s second-biggest economy…” (10/29). Channel NewsAsia: China ends one-child policy: Xinhua…

All Nations Should Invest In More Midwives, Skilled Birth Attendants To Reduce Maternal Mortality

Huffington Post: More Midwives Needed to Reduce Maternal Deaths Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “…All countries that have achieved dramatic improvements in maternal health share one thing in common: they have greatly improved the provision of professionally trained midwives and skilled birth attendants. ……

New Analysis Examines Relationship Between SDGs, Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights

Guttmacher Institute: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights are Key Part of New Global Development Goals Joerg Dreweke, senior policy communications associate at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses a new analysis published in the Guttmacher Policy Review, which “lays out the historical context and significance of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)]…

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