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International Medical Community Must Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

BMJ Blogs: Sonia Adesara: Women’s reproductive rights must be protected
Sonia Adesara, co-chair of the Young Medical Women International Association and chair of the Young Fabian Health Network, discusses how the political environments in parts of the world, including in the U.S. and parts of Europe, may pose a threat to the progress made on improving women’s health and reproductive rights globally. Adesara writes, “The progress we have made for women’s health and their reproductive rights is jeopardized by this tide of political change. The international medical community has a duty to take a stand; to protect women’s reproductive rights and address the immediate funding shortfalls. … By staying silent, we risk the lives of women and girls across the globe” (3/8).