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[Articles] Community resource centres to improve the health of women and children in informal…

This community resource model seems feasible and replicable and may be protocolised for expansion.

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Marie Stopes International Official Discusses Mexico City Policy Reinstatement With Global…

Global Health NOW: The Trumped Up Gag Rule and Women’s Health “One of U.S. President Trump’s first moves in office was signing an executive order to bring back the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule. … Trump took the gag rule a step further: he expanded it vastly, to include not…More

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President Trump’s Ambassador To U.N. Appointee, Potential Cuts To U.N. Funding Could Impact…

Rewire: How Nikki Haley’s Ambassador Appointment Threatens the Spirit and Intent of the U.N. Gillian Kane, senior policy adviser for Ipas, discusses President Trump’s appointment of Nikki Haley as ambassador to the U.N., describing her stance on abortion and what it could mean for U.S. involvement in global family planning efforts. Kane also discusses the…More

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Finger Pricks and Blood Vials: How doctors medicalize ‘cultural’ solutions to demedicalize…

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Sherria Ayuandini This paper provides new perspectives on the scholarship on medicalization and demedicalization, building on an ethnography of hymenoplasty consultations in the Netherlands.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More

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Abortion: Clinton invokes women’s rights around the world as she defends choice

The contentious issue of abortion came up during the final U.S. presidential debate on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton affirmed women’s right to abortion while Donald Trump said he would appoint judges to the Supreme Court who oppose it. Clinton countered by looking internationally to the consequences of governments circumventing reproductive rights.

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Vox Examines Zika’s Implications For Women’s Health, Access To Reproductive Services In…

Vox: The Zika virus is fueling demand for self-induced abortions in Latin America “…Reproductive rights advocates are putting pressure on Latin American countries to liberalize their abortion laws in light of the huge public health threat Zika poses. They warn that deaths and injuries from unsafe abortions are likely to rise unless something changes. The…More

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit Highlights Innovative Methods To Address Women’s Health,…

VOA News: Entrepreneurs at Global Summit Tackle Range of Challenges “Appalled at the incidence of sexual harassment and abuse in India’s cities, ElsaMarie D’Silva co-founded the Red Dot Foundation, whose crowdsourcing platform collects anecdotes and data, then maps dangerous and safe public spaces. Inspired by a cousin’s medical work in Myanmar, Michael Lwin left his…More

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Upcoming Habitat III Conference Provides Opportunity To Address Women’s, Girls’ Health,…

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: In Cities, the New Battlefield for Sustainable Development, Women and Girls Need Help Daniela Ligiero, vice president of girls and women strategy at the United Nations Foundation, discusses the role of urban development in advancing women’s and girls’ health and development, highlighting the upcoming…More

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International Council On Women’s Health Issues Congress Important Opportunity To Address…

Huffington Post: This Congress Is Undivided On Violence Against Women Patricia M. Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing “The lives and freedom of women and girls across the globe have suffered attacks both subtle and horrific, political and personal, in peace and in war. … The toll of such emotional and physical…More

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New global abortion data show need for improved contraceptive access

Abortion rates in wealthy countries are steadily falling, but there is not much change in the world’s poorest countries. New figures on the number of abortions between 1990 and 2014 show a major divide on unwanted-pregnancy prevention. It brings into focus the problems of women who live in developing countries with the most restrictive laws on

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What contraception do women use after abortion? An analysis of 319,385 cases from eight…

10.1080/17441692.2016.1174280<br/>Janie Benson

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Investing In Women, Girls Critical To Economic Development, Global Health

Huffington Post: Igniting Change by Investing in Girls and Women Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs for Ethiopia “…Securing the health and rights of girls and women is a necessary condition if we are to [achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. We need advocates from all branches of government and every corner of civil society…More

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Investment In, Empowerment Of Women, Girls Critical To Ending Epidemics, Fighting Poverty

Devex: The big picture: Empowering, not just reaching, all women and girls Heather Doyle, senior coordinator on gender at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…[I]t is imperative that we in the global health community demonstrate measurable progress in our work to target women and adolescent girls — two crucial populations in…More

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