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Pakistan Should Invest In Reproductive Health Education To Avoid Overpopulation

New York Times: Pakistan, Let’s Talk About Sex Mohammed Hanif, author “…Pakistan’s population now exceeds 207 million, an increase of 57 percent since the last census in 1998. … Overpopulation will be a terrible strain on natural resources and state services. … Despite warnings about a population explosion, we still…

Access To Free Sanitary Pads Only Part Of Helping Girls Manage Periods, Researchers Say

NPR: The Problem With Free Menstrual Pads “…Several African countries, including Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia, have taken steps toward giving free sanitary pads to girls. … While menstrual health researchers say it’s encouraging that more countries are talking about periods at the highest levels of power, some question the motivations…”…

Blog Post Highlights Studies Examining Impact Of Climate On Reproductive, Maternal Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Climate Change and Women’s Health: New Studies Find Overlooked Links Antony Martel, an intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center, discusses a study published in Nature on the impact of climate change on fertility…

Mosaic Magazine Examines Reproductive Health Rights, Abortion In India, U.S.

Mosaic: Abortion, contraception, pregnancy: how women’s bodies became a battle zone “Women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the globe. Sophie Cousins investigates the challenges women face in accessing abortion and contraception in two very different countries — India and the USA…” (Cousins, 9/12).

WHO Releases Several Fact Sheets On SDG Health Targets In WHO European Region

WHO: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets WHO released 12 fact sheets on health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including antimicrobial resistance, child and adolescent health, climate change, essential medicine, immunization systems, malaria, measles and rubella, mental health, polio, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, and viral…