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Ten-Year-Old Gives Birth at 31 Weeks Due To Medical Complications

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In Mexico, a girl had a c-section and premature birth due to life threatening pregnancy complications.

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Imprisoned for Miscarriage: A Young Mexican Woman Gets 23 Years for Losing Her Baby and Advocates Call for Help

A young woman in Baja California, Mexico has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for miscarrying her baby. Advocates are asking for your help. 

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International Human Rights Day: Celebrating Defenders of Women’s Rights

Human rights defenders often put their own lives on the line to promote and protect all of our rights.  Today we celebrate the women living with HIV and others who advocate for sexual and reproductive rights in the context of HIV and AIDS.

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Church-State Collusion: An Attorney’s Account of the Loss of Women’s Rights in Jalisco, Mexico

In 2008 the Mexican Supreme Court upheld the law permitting voluntary abortion up to twelve weeks in Mexico City.  A backlash began immediately and 17 Mexican states have now reformed their state constitutions to define life as beginning at conception.  The following testimonial was written by a pro-choice attorney who was in the legislative chamber on the day that the constitutional reform was passed in the conservative state of Jalisco.

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Turning Health Care Providers into Prosecutors: Mexico’s Warnings for US Women

The current law in Guanajuato, and the barrage of restrictions being enacted against women throughout Mexico and in the United States and elsewhere poses a test first and foremost for the medical community:  Do health care providers serve their patients?

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Roundup: Mexico “Miscarriages” Freed and Other World News

The “Guanajuato Seven” are freed, family planning becomes a focus in more countries, and  why do Dutch teens have less pregnancy and STIs?

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Roundup: Complaints, Victories, and Useless Ultrasounds

The U.K. pregnancy services ad brings in a bevy of complaints, Mexico approves the morning after pill for rape victims, Crist still waits for a bill, and mandatory ultrasounds are found mostly useless.

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Control and Coercion: The Threats to Abortion Rights in Mexico

Sometimes the struggle for the reproductive justice and the dignity and freedom of women and girls takes on especially compelling and tragic dimensions. This is one of them.

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Roundup: Anti-Choicers: Forced Pregnancies For Child Rape Victims

Talk about cognitive dissonance! When a 10-year-old is raped in Mexico to the anti-choice media outlets it’s the feminist groups who are trying to control her choice.

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Mexico to Offer Free HPV Vaccination in Federal District

The Mexican State, the metropolitan area which surrounds the capital is implementing an HPV vaccination campaign aimed at students in the sixth grade.

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