At this extremely important time for the globe, we need to ensure that the outcome documents of this year’s, and forthcoming meetings of the Commission on Population and Development are strong and will guarantee an increased focus on young people and their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Poor quality maternity care, abuse by health workers, and health systems that are unaccountable to pregnant women and mothers all can subvert efforts brimming over with resources and political will.
This is pretty dry stuff. Wade through it please!
Washington DC proposes birth control from pharmacists without a prescription; newly-created UN Women director speaks at the opening session of Commission on the Status of Women; GOP budget slashes foreign aid for HIV/AIDS programs and AIDS advocates say it will mean the loss of babies’ lives; Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a physician who provided abortions turned passionate-anti-legal-abortion-advocate dies.
In Kenya, as in many other countries, the health care system lacks the resources to provide care to those who need it, and patients also have few means for exercising their rights.
Speaker John Boehner is like a super-hero to the anti-choice crowd but will he really be the “most pro-life Speaker in history”?; UN Chief leaves half the world’s population out of his end-of-the-year wrap up.
RH Reality Check is highlighting Akimbo’s first ever film festival, focused on each of the eight Millennium Development Goals as a way to increase awareness of the issues about which the goals are related.
Two new reports reveal growing gaps in access to reproductive health care for women, especially among poor women, and those living outside major urban areas, and high rates of maternal mortality throughout the country.
In response to severe criticism of its rejection of family planning as part of global maternal health programs, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper now says that the “door is not closed” on providing contraception.
Women have an unmet demand for reproductive health products that will improve their lives and that of their families. The gap lies in providing reliable, high-quality supplies of products and services. Social marketing can help fill it.