Latin America has been consistently reducing its fertility rates during the past decades. Moises Russo explains how countries should take advantage of demographic momentum.
Nadia Berenstein examines the reality of illegal abortion in Argentina, where reproductive health and rights depend on privilege.
On April 24, 2007, the Mexico City Legislative Assembly decriminalized abortion during the first 12 weeks of gestation. The capital city, a federal district similar to Washington, DC, now has one of the most progressive laws on abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean; after only Cuba, Guyana and Puerto Rico; and sets an important precedent for Latin America.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation is taking the lead in incorporating youth participation—which is critical to sexual and reproductive health, particularly the prevention of HIV.
Andrea Lynch shares candid reflections from Evelyn Flores Mayorga from Puntos de Encuentro on the Nicaraguan total abortion ban—how it passed into law and what has happened since then.
Brazil recently stood up to the pharmaceutical company Merck by dismissing the patent for Efavirenz in order to continue to be able to provide this antiretroviral drugs to all HIV-positive people in Brazil for free.
Mexico, the second most populous country in Latin America, has a critical need for contraception, but is unable to meet the demand due to social and economic factors. Access and education must be improved so that women may live in dignity—and equality with men.