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Guttmacher Institute Analysis Discusses Barriers To Providing Sexual, Reproductive Health Services To Women In Humanitarian Settings

Guttmacher Institute: The Growing Challenge of Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Women in Humanitarian Situations “…Women and girls are at particular risk when a region or country’s social, health, and other support systems collapse, exposing them to sexual violence, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, STIs (including HIV), and maternal illness…

Women’s Rights Advocates Fear Trump Administration Could Roll Back Advances In Gender Equality, Family Planning Access, Economic Empowerment

PRI: The future of global women’s rights under Trump? ‘It could be devastating.’ “…Trump’s team wanted details about the U.S. State Department’s spending on gender equality, and names of people whose primary function was to promote gender issues. … Trump has also threatened to end funding for the U.N. and…

Zika Prevention Efforts Must Take Into Account Gender, Socioeconomic Inequalities

The Conversation: The campaign to eradicate Zika has trampled over women’s rights Pia Riggirozzi, associate professor at the University of Southampton “…[S]hifting responsibility for [Zika] to women’s behavior isolates the disease from other socioeconomic factors that influence its transmission, such as sanitation or environmental issues. It means responses have tended…

On CSIS Podcast, Kaiser Family Foundation Expert Discusses Reinstatement, Expansion Of Mexico City Policy, Possible Implications For Global Health Programs

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: The Mexico City policy and implications for global health Janet Fleischman, senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, speaks to Jen Kates, vice president and director of global health & HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, about…

U.N., Experts Call For End To FGM On International Day Of Zero Tolerance

Thomson Reuters Foundation: “Medicalization” of female genital mutilation is serious threat — experts “A growing trend for midwives and nurses to carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) is undermining global efforts to eradicate the internationally condemned practice, experts have warned. Morissanda Kouyate head of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices…

Perpetuation Of FGM Based On Cultural Evolution, Researchers Say; Understanding Could Be Important For Prevention Efforts

Agence France-Presse: Female genital cutting has ‘evolutionary’ drive: study “The widely condemned practice of ceremonial genital mutilation among girls and young women follows an evolutionary logic, according to a provocative study published Monday. Understanding this logic — which the researchers described as ‘cultural,’ not biological — may help fulfill the…

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