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Peruvian Court Bans Distribution of EC in Public Sector

In mid-October, the Peruvian Constitutional Court—the highest court in Peru–issued a ruling banning the free distribution in the public health system of the Emergency Contraception pill.

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Proposed Abortion Law in Peru Meets Heavy Opposition

Revisions in Peru’s Penal Code may lead to decriminalizing abortion in cases of rape or severe disability of the fetus. But conservative political and religious forces are, predictably, opposing these changes.

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Chile: The Long Struggle for Access to Emergency Contraception

In Chile, women’s rights are
perhaps even more contested than in other countries in Latin America. It is the
only country in the region where the law grants men the right to “manage the
patrimony” of their marriage.  It
was the last country in the region to legalize divorce. And it is one of the
few countries in the world where therapeutic abortion is criminalized.

 

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Chile: The Long Struggle for Access to Emergency Contraception

In Chile, a conservative country in which women’s rights are contested on many levels, there is an ongoing struggle to make emergency contraception more accessible to women at every level of income.

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Chile: The Struggle Over Emergency Contraception

In Chile, a conservative country in which women’s rights are contested on many levels, there is an ongoing struggle to make emergency contraception available to women at all income levels.

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Bolivia: Promoting Reproductive Health Through InterCultural Approaches

Initiatives in Bolivia are using new approaches to increasing access to high quality sexual and reproductive health services for all women in multi-cultural settings.

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Mexican Women Fight “Personhood” Laws

Earlier this month, 150 Mexican women from the state of Morelos asked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), review constitutional reforms defining personhood as beginning at the moment of conception.

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Nicaragua: The Reality of Abortion Restrictions Revealed

Think concerns over “egg-as-person” laws in the US are overblown? In Nicaragua, pregnant women suffering from cancer are refused appropriate treatment and girls pregnant as a result of rape are compelled to carry to term, to name just a few…

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Mexico to Offer Free HPV Vaccination in Federal District

The Mexican State, the metropolitan area which surrounds the capital is implementing an HPV vaccination campaign aimed at students in the sixth grade.

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The Church Battles Reforms in Spain’s Abortion Law

Proposed reforms in Spain’s abortion laws recommended by a government-appointed commission of doctors, lawyers, academics and government
representatives have the Catholic Church up in arms.

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