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Opinion Pieces Discuss Maternal, Child Health, Reproductive Rights, Family Planning

Devex: Let’s support national actions to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths Mariam Claeson, director of maternal, newborn and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…As we move into 2015 and beyond, we find ourselves at the dawn of the Sustainable Development Goals. As we move forward,…

India’s Public Health System Under Scrutiny After Sterilization Deaths

Wall Street Journal: Sterilization Deaths Cast Light on India’s Ailing Public Health System “…The deaths of Ms. Kumar and 12 other women after sterilization procedures in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh cast a harsh light on the multiple failings of India’s chronically underfunded public health system…” (Parussini/Seervai, 12/8).

Lawyers In Egypt Appeal Lower Court Ruling Acquitting Two Men In Death Of Girl After FGM

VOA News: Lawyers Appeal Acquittal in Egypt’s First-ever Female Genital Mutilation Trial “Lawyers in Egypt are appealing to a higher court after two men accused of causing the death of a 13-year-old girl during an illegal circumcision were acquitted last week. Activists said this is Egypt’s first attempt ever at…

More Than 4M Indians Underwent Sterilization In Past Year, Reuters Analysis Reports

Reuters: Indian sterilization targets remain in all but name, critics say “India officially abandoned targets for its mass sterilization program in the 1990s, accepting they had put undue pressure on people to undergo surgery and failed to curb population growth sufficiently. Twenty years on and targets remain in all but…

Obama Should Address Policy Limiting Abortion Funding For U.S. Programs Overseas

The Hill: Death-dealing double standard of U.S. policies toward women overseas Liz Maguire, president and CEO of Ipas, and Purnima Mane, president and CEO of Pathfinder International “…Women and girls who live in countries that have restrictive abortion laws are far less likely than their American sisters to obtain safe…

Egyptian Court Acquits Doctor In FGM Trial

News outlets report on an Egyptian court’s acquittal of a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation on a young girl that led to her death. Associated Press: Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation “An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to…

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