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New Single-Dose Form Of Contraceptive Shot Being Introduced In Africa

New York Times: New Contraceptive Shot Being Released in Africa “An easy-to-use new form of the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera was introduced last week in Burkina Faso, the first of four African countries in which it will be rolled out this year. The new form is a Uniject capsule — a…

Women’s Rights Activists Push To End FGM In Gambia

Inter Press Service: Time to “Drop the Knife” for FGM in The Gambia “Women’s rights activists in the Gambia are insisting that more than 30 years of campaigning to raise awareness should be sufficient to move the government to outlaw female genital mutilation (FGM). The practice remains widespread in this…

World Must Address Reproductive Rights For Women, Girls

Devex: On World Population Day, a startling picture for women and girls Renate Baehr, executive director of DSW — Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung “…[O]n World Population Day, we must acknowledge that we are failing the 500 million girls in low- and middle-income countries. If we are to properly address the challenges…

IPS Series Highlights Reproductive Health Issues On World Population Day

Inter Press Service publishes several articles as part of a series on world population and challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11. Inter Press Service: Reproductive Rights to Take Center Stage at U.N. Special Session “As the United Nations continues negotiations…

Adolescents’ Access To Reproductive Health Services ‘Will Transform Their Lives’

Huffington Post: We Can’t Ignore Adolescent Reproductive Health Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “…We need to ensure that every girl can fully realize her sexual and reproductive health and rights. One simple and cost-effective way to help do this is to expand access to voluntary…

Blog Post Discusses Debate On Sex Education In India

BMJ Blogs: Sex education in India Lavanya Malhotra, a medical student at the University of Cambridge, discusses the debate over “the merits of age appropriate sex education in schools” in India, after the country’s health minister, Harsh Vardhan, called for a ban on sex education (7/9).

Conflict, Natural Disasters Affect Reproductive Health Care Access, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Hidden casualty of conflict and crisis: Reproductive health “The chaos of armed conflict and other humanitarian emergencies exacts a high price on reproductive health — a problem that deserves greater focus by health workers inside and outside crisis zones, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and…

Men’s Involvement In Family Planning Will Increase Women’s Choices

Huffington Post: Fertility and the World Cup in Haiti Anick Supplice Dupuy, deputy director of PSI Haiti “…The challenge we face is how to get men to be as interested in women’s health issues as they are in soccer. … If we can give men the skills to understand the…

Opinion Pieces Address Potential Global Impact Of Supreme Court’s Ruling In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

The following opinion pieces address how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that ‘closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage for their employees’ might affect women’s right to contraception worldwide and policies surrounding religious objections to other health interventions. Forbes: Could Hobby Lobby…