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Access To Legal Abortion Services, Contraception Vital To Women’s Health

Huffington Post: Abortion and Maternal Health: The Global Health Crisis No One Is Talking About Christine Charbonneau, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands “…Providing contraception to the 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy in the developing world would decrease the need for…

Burundian Refugees Moving To New Camps Will Lack Access To Reproductive Health Services, IRC Warns, Cites Funding Shortfall

Thomson Reuters Foundation: No money for contraceptives, safe births for Burundi refugees at new camps “Thousands of Burundian refugees risk unwanted pregnancies, dangerous deliveries, and unsafe abortions when they move next week to camps without reproductive health services, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said. … The IRC had expected to…

Blog Post Discusses Efforts To Legalize Abortion In Latin America

Open Society Foundations’ “Voices”: Reaching the Movable Middle on Abortion in Latin America Mónica Roa, vice president of strategy and external relations for Women’s Link Worldwide, commemorates “September 28 [as] the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, a movement that originated in Latin America and…

Health Worker Task Shifting, Sharing Can Help Address Abortion Care Shortage, Along With Other Strategies

The Lancet: Preventing unsafe abortions through task shifting and sharing Editorial Board “…To address [the] shortage in abortion care, WHO launched [“Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception”] on July 29 — its first guideline to give evidence-based recommendations on the safety, effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability…