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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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Global Roundup: Can the U.S. “Fix” Gender Inequality Worldwide?

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Weekly global roundup: USAID unveils a new policy on gender equality and women’s empowerment – but is it too late? Women struggle in fledgling South Sudan; FIFA may let women play in hijab; and unsafe abortion haunts Nepal despite liberal laws.

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Honduran Supreme Court Upholds Most Sweeping Ban on Emergency Contraception Anywhere

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The Honduras Supreme Court has upheld the country’s absolute ban on emergency contraception, which would criminalize the sale, distribution, and use of  the “morning-after pill” — imposing punishment for offenders equal to that of obtaining or performing an abortion, which in Honduras is completely restricted.

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Legislators Ban Emergency Contraception in Honduras

In April, the Parliament of Honduras approved in a bill prohibiting the promotion, commercialization, free distribution and use of EC pills.

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Sex and Childbearing After HIV Diagnosis

Heather Boonstra, Kevin Moody and Fiona Pettit address the success of antiretroviral treatment and the new set of challenges for people around the world living with HIV.

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