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Zika Virus Raises Questions Regarding Women’s Reproductive Rights

RH Reality Check: The Zika Virus Is a Matter of Reproductive Injustice Beatriz Galli, senior Latin America policy adviser for Ipas and member of the Bioethics Commission of the Lawyers Bar Association in Rio de Janeiro, discusses the Zika outbreak’s impact on women’s health, especially as it pertains to access…

South American Health Ministers Vow Cooperation To Control Zika; U.N. Urges European, LAC Nations To Take Preventive Measures

Agence France-Presse: S. America holds crisis meeting as Zika ‘nightmare’ spreads “South American health ministers held an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a ‘nightmare’ by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies…” (Notargiovanni, 2/3). Agence France-Presse: South America vows to…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Potential For Mosquito Elimination, Latin American Women’s Access To Abortion, Contraceptives In Light Of Zika

USA TODAY: Mosquitoes, this time it is war Alex Berezow, founding editor of RealClearScience and a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors “…It is time to launch a global initiative to eradicate [mosquitoes]. … Malaria, West Nile, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and various types of encephalitis are all transmitted…

Zika Virus Causing Brazilians To Reevaluate Abortion Laws; Latin American Women Weigh Options To Avoid Pregnancy As Access To Contraceptives Limited

New York Times: Surge of Zika Virus Has Brazilians Re-examining Strict Abortion Laws “The surging medical reports of babies being born with unusually small heads during the Zika epidemic in Brazil are igniting a fierce debate over the country’s abortion laws, which make the procedure illegal under most circumstances…” (Romero,…