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The State of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Belize

Despite its riches of natural and cultural diversity, Belize is not a paradise for all. Women face many unique challenges, including substantial barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services.

Despite its riches of natural and cultural diversity, Belize is not a paradise for all. Women face many unique challenges, including substantial barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services.

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The Politics of Abortion in Latin America

Latin America is home to five of the seven countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk.

Latin America is home to five of the seven countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk. Here’s why.

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How Empathy Brings Us Closer to a Radical Definition of Family

As we approach mother’s day, I’m thinking about my mom and the women from Guatemala and the millions of other mothers who are undermined because of inhumane policies and practices.

As we approach Mother’s Day, I’m thinking about my mom and the women from Guatemala who cared for me when I was young and the millions of other mothers who are undermined because of inhumane policies and practices.

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With True Courage: Rape Survivors Testify Against Ex-Dictator of Guatemala

Sadly the beautiful landscape of Guatemala has an ugly history of rape.

Today, in post-conflict Guatemala, there is a war against women. At least two women die daily as a result of femicide, and the crime often includes torture and rape.

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How Many Amalias, Karinas, and Savitas Must There Be? Las Savitas de Centroamérica

Here in Central America, women are denied life-saving treatment every day. Women with life-threatening illnesses are denied treatment because to do so might harm their pregnancy—just the same explanation that Savita’s husband received from their doctors in Galway.  [This article is published in both English and Spanish.]

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Cervical Cancer is Preventable. Let’s Make it a Global Priority

CIES clinic in Bolivia where 400,000 health services are provided annually. Photograph courtesy of IPPF/WHR.

Diseases such as diabetes and cancer cause tens of millions of deaths each year, many of which are premature. Once the burden of rich countries, these non-communicable diseases are increasingly affecting individuals in low- and middle-income countries where they impose heavy burdens on already fragile health systems. Among the most deadly—and preventable—of these diseases is cervical cancer.

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