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Clinton Links Women’s Reproductive Rights To Human Development Goals

News sources highlight a speech at the U.N. by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who linked women’s reproductive rights to human development. CNN: Clinton ties ‘broader human development’ with women’s reproductive rights “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a Friday speech at the United Nations to tie…

Inexpensive Cervical Cancer Test Could Help Reduce Female Mortality In Africa

VOA News: Simple Technique Could Mean End of Cervical Cancer “Most people think of malaria, AIDS and childbirth as leading causes of death for women in sub-Saharan Africa. But there’s another killer: Cervical cancer. There is a simple test and technology that can save the lives of women in developing…

WHO Contraception Guidance Released Ahead Of International Women’s Day

News outlets report on the WHO’s release of new guidance on access to contraception and family planning services. U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency issues guidance on access to contraceptive information, services “With preparations under way to mark International Women’s Day this Saturday, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)…

WHO Releases New Guidance On Family Planning, Reproductive Health

“In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, WHO is launching new guidance to help countries ensure human rights are respected in providing more girls, women, and couples with the information and services they need to avoid unwanted pregnancies. … The guidance recommends that everyone who wants contraception…

U.S. Not Alone In Balancing Reproductive Rights With Religious Freedom

GlobalPost: With birth control, U.S. not alone grappling with reproductive rights and religious freedom “…[T]he U.S. is not alone in attempting to strike a balance between offering reproductive health care services and respecting religious organization’s rights. In recent months, Ireland, Argentina, and Israel — three countries with deep-seated religious ties…

China Might Further Loosen Family Planning Policy, Official Says

The Guardian: China may opt for ‘two children’ policy in future, says senior official “After decades of enforcing a one-child policy, China may in the future allow every couple to have two children, a senior family planning official has said…” (Branigan, 3/4).

March 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

The March 2014 issue of the WHO Bulletin features an editorial on the difficulty of making healthy choices, an article about operationalizing WHO’s definition of unsafe abortion, and an article on how insecticide resistance in Malawi threatens to reverse gains in the country’s control of malaria, among other articles (March 2014).

UNFPA Official Promotes Development Focus On Adolescent Girls In Interview

Inter Press Service: Q&A: The Face of the Future is an Adolescent Girl “‘The future is today aged 10 and it’s an adolescent girl,’ Kate Gilmore, deputy executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), said in an interview with IPS in Johannesburg. Gilmore discussed the impact on African…

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