In another global roundup, a quick look at access to family planning around the world.
A new study in Australia shows women don’t understand the morning after pill. But the biggest problem is a lack of understanding in their own reproductive health.
Iran slowly reduces its maternal mortality rate, Pakistan tries to provide access to RU 486 to a firestorm of protest, teens in Wales have problems accessing abortion, and Australia has an unprecedented abortion trial.
An Australian senator blocks paid leave because it will cause “drug addicts and welfare cheats” to have late term abortions.
Medical Abortion, Now an Option in Australia; Family Planning in Sri Lanka; Ultrasound Law in Oklahoma
A new, possibly safer form of contraceptive is in development.
Last month, new legislation in Australia’s southeastern State of Victoria decriminalized abortion up to 24 weeks. The legislation presents a good model that should be replicated not only in other Australian states but globally.
The 1st World Congress for Sexual Health was held in Australia last week, with a name change and an expanded mission that has public policy and advocacy at its heart.