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Clinic In Manila, Philippines Helps Women, Men Access Affordable Contraceptives

PRI: How this clinic has changed a nation’s view of family planning
“Along a busy street in the heart of Manila’s largest slum is a hard-to-find doorway. It’s tucked away between a few nondescript shops. But it opens into a hidden world. Women in the Philippines have been coming here for years to get affordable birth control, something frowned upon in this largely conservative Catholic country. This is the Likhaan Family Clinic, and it’s packed — not just with women these days, but men as well…” (Narang, 3/10).

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