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Infografia: Dia Mundial de Prevencion del Embarazo No Planificado en Adolescentes 2012

Infografia: Dia Mundial de Prevencion del Embarazo No Planificado en Adolescentes 2012

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Rio+20: Where Are Women’s Rights?

Although the 45th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development just ended, it is already time to raise our voices in preparation for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that will convene in Brazil in June.

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Overcoming Barriers to Care in Mexico

When I was growing up in California, I often felt disconnected from my extended family in Mexico. Once I became a teenager, however, I realized our experiences weren’t as different as I’d assumed in my youth, especially when it came to accessing sexual and reproductive health care.

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A Mexican NGO Meets the Community Where It’s At

The current sexual and reproductive health landscape in Mexico is one of both progress and challenges. It is one of divisions between rich and poor, between urban and rural populations, and between younger and older generations.

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United Nations Adopts Landmark Resolution on Adolescents and Youth

Late Friday at the 45th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD), member states issued a bold resolution in support of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and human rights.

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Dominican Republic Gains a National Policy of Teenage Pregnancy Prevention

In the Dominican Republic, groups have been working to secure political and public support for reducing teenage pregnancy and ensuring access to youth-friendly health services and education. In the Dominican Republic, high rates of adolescent fertility and maternal mortality have attracted the attention of national authorities and civil society organizations.

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Using the Law to Reduce Health Disparities in Peru

Peru has made major strides in recent years in regards to development, with strong economic growth and low inflation. Despite these achievements, among Peru’s more than 29 million inhabitants, great disparities persist: 54% of Peru’s population still lives in poverty, and the UNDP estimates that among those living in poverty, 19% survive on less than USD $1 a day.

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How Did Women’s Health Advocates Start a Movement?

Voices from the Women’s Health Movement tells the stories of women’s health advocates using language that is accessible and relevant.  

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Does Manhood Need to Change to Create Healthier Societies?

For something we see and experience day in and day out, masculinity sure is a tricky business. In a collection of essays that span various countries and cultures, Global Masculinities and Manhood considers how communities around the world have been shaped by what it means to “be a man” — and rebel against unhealthy gender expectations in order to make change.

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An Illegal Abortion in Mexico Changed My Life

“Do you have a problem with blood?”

“No,” I lied.

“Great, I have a woman coming tomorrow at 10 am.”

That simple exchange left me a changed woman.

I was 22 years old and traveling alone in Mexico. I came to stay with a French-Canadian documentary filmmaker and his Mexican doctor wife, whom I’d met at a speaking event they held several months earlier at my university. We’ll call the doctor ‘Cepoori’.

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