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International Community Should Integrate Emergency Contraception Into Family Planning Services

Devex: Emergency contraception: The reproductive health innovation everyone should know about Elizabeth Westley, director of the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, and Monica Kerrigan, deputy director of reproductive health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The family planning community must pick up the momentum and work to integrate [emergency…

India’s Supreme Court Orders Government To Ban ‘Sterilization Camps’ Following Deaths Of 363 Women Between 2010-2013

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indian activists welcome top court ban on ‘sterilization camps’ after women’s deaths “Women’s health activists on Friday cheered a ruling by India’s top court ordering the government to shut down ‘sterilization camps’ within three years following the deaths of hundreds of largely poor rural women across the…

In Report, British Lawmakers Say Failure Of Authorities To Successfully Prosecute FGM Case In More Than 30 Years Constitutes ‘National Scandal’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Britain’s failure to tackle female genital mutilation a ‘national disgrace’: lawmakers “The failure of British authorities to bring one successful prosecution for female genital mutilation in more than 30 years is a ‘national scandal,’ lawmakers said on Thursday calling for greater action against professionals not reporting the…

Prioritizing Women’s Rights Should ‘Be At The Center’ Of Zika Response

The Hill: Zika and the inter-connected fate of women’s rights Caitlin Horrigan, associate director of global advocacy for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Michelle Dixon, co-director of the Global Progressive Hub “…Adequately resourcing the Zika fight is not just an American women’s rights issue, it’s a global one.…

New Studies Examine Global Ovarian, HPV-Related Cancer Rates, The Guardian Reports

The Guardian: Fall in ovarian cancer deaths worldwide linked to contraceptive pill use “Deaths from ovarian cancer have fallen around the world, largely because of the widespread use of the contraceptive pill, according to a major new study. Another factor is the decline in long-term use of hormone replacement therapy…

Some HIV-Positive Women In Uganda Sterilized Without Consent, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — HIV-positive Ugandan women complain of forced sterilization in government hospitals “…A 2015 study carried out in nine districts of Uganda by the International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) found 72 out of 744 HIV-positive women surveyed had been sterilized. Twenty of…

Egypt’s Parliament Strengthens Penalties For FGM Involvement

Associated Press: Egypt parliament toughens penalties for female circumcision “Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday toughened penalties for female genital mutilation, adopting amendments that punish perpetrators with up to 15 years in prison if a child dies and up to seven years for performing the procedure. … Wednesday’s vote came four days…

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