Abortion has been decriminalised and same-sex marriage legalised across Northern Ireland.

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 11:38 pm

As of  the 21st of October 2019, abortion has been decriminalised and same-sex marriage legalised across Northern Ireland. This is a momentous step for human rights in the North and a testament to the unwavering dedication and determination of local ...

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Sexual and reproductive rights under attack: the advance of political and moral conservatism in Brazil

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 11:23 am

Abstract This article discusses political setbacks related to sexual and reproductive health and rights that have occurred in Brazil in the last 5 years (2014–2018) resulting from the significant role played by Christian (Evangelical and Catholic) parliamentarians in the legislative ...

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My Body, My Voice: Sharing women’s views on abortion care

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 3:50 pm

Globally, one in four women will access abortion care in their lifetime. Yet, with abortion still highly stigmatised, many of these experiences remain silenced. To mark International Safe Abortion Day, Marie Stopes International have launched a new report – My ...

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At UN, Trump Administration Professes ‘No International Right To An Abortion’

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm

The Trump administration is calling on UN member nations to oppose efforts to promote access to abortion internationally, a move immediately criticized by reproductive rights groups seeking greater access to the services globally. At a meeting of the United Nations ...

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Contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, including a comprehensive range of contraceptive methods, is fundamental to the rights and well-being of women and adolescent girls (1–4). There is a wide range of hormonal and non-hormonal modern contraceptive ...

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Family Planning Vouchers: A tool to boost contraceptive method access and choice

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Health care vouchers are paper or electronic referral coupons that clients can take to an accredited health care provider in exchange for health care services. They are used as a financing mechanism and programmatic tool to improve equitable access and ...

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Reproductive technologies as population control: how pronatalist policies harm reproductive health in South Korea

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 4:57 pm

Abstract: Through the examination of pronatalist policies introduced in South Korea within the last decade, the aim of this commentary is to assess how such policies could harm women’s reproductive health if they are practiced only for the purpose of ...

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The World’s Abortion Laws

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 4:36 pm

The Center for Reproductive Rights’ shares the 2019 edition of their World Abortion Laws Map! The revamped interactive website has a suite of new features, including an abortion law and policy guide, to support advocates in advancing reform, and a ...

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New study finds no link between HIV infection and contraceptive methods

Posted on June 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm

A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods. Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method ...

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Postabortion Family Planning: A critical component of postabortion care

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:15 am

Postabortion care (PAC), which includes treatment for complications from miscarriage or induced abortion, is an opportune time to counsel and offer clients voluntary contraception. Even if a woman wants to become pregnant again soon, she should probably wait six months ...

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