Access To Contraceptives Necessary For Latin American Women To Heed Nations’ Calls To Delay Pregnancy Amid Zika Outbreak

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Zika Virus Sheds Light on Shortcomings in Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Corrine Mahoney, senior manager of communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the implications of the Zika virus on women’s rights and reproductive health, writing, “While no woman should be forced to use modern contraception due to a public health crisis, any woman who wants to heed the recommendations to delay pregnancy … should be given the means to do so. Now is the time to make exponential progress toward securing access to contraception as part of a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls who have gone far too long without it” (2/9).

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