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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Zika

Huffington Post: The Zika Virus Is Hitting Poor Women The Hardest Julie Delahanty, executive director of Oxfam Canada “…The response of the international community [to the Zika virus] so far has been to tell women not to get pregnant. … Are you kidding me? It’s not as if many of…

Access To Contraceptives Necessary For Latin American Women To Heed Nations’ Calls To Delay Pregnancy Amid Zika Outbreak

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Zika Virus Sheds Light on Shortcomings in Family Planning and Reproductive Health Corrine Mahoney, senior manager of communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the implications of the Zika virus on women’s rights and reproductive health, writing, “While no woman should be forced to use modern…

U.N. SG Ban Calls For New, Unharmful Rites Of Passage To Replace FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says U.N. chief “New, unharmful rites of passage should replace female genital mutilation, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday after new data showed there were more victims of the custom than previously estimated. The call by the…

Sierra Leone’s Last Known Ebola Patient Released From Hospital; Ebola Widows Struggle To Survive In Liberia

Reuters: Sierra Leone discharges last known Ebola patient “Sierra Leone’s last known Ebola patient has been released from hospital, medical officials said on Monday, allowing authorities to begin a six-week countdown before declaring the West African country free of the virus once more…” (Fofana, 2/8). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Liberia’s Ebola…