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Akimbo’s First Ever Film Festival: Millennium Development Goals at the Movies!

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.

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No More Taj Mahals: We Can Reduce Maternal Deaths

Conventional wisdom won’t help reduce death and illness related to complications of pregnancy, childbirth or unsafe abortion. But a multi-facted approach to reducing maternal death and illness can.

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Gender Based Violence: An Expanded Definition and a Pessimistic Assessment

We must expand the definition of gender based violence and be realistic about efforts to curtail let alone eradicate it.

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Achieving the Millennium Development Goals Requires Continued Investment in Global AIDS

Significant progress has been made towards achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Over the last few years, instead of praising these achievements and reflecting on how we can use the model of AIDS treatment for other diseases, we have seen a “backlash” against the enormous efforts and in particular, the funding devoted to global AIDS.

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When the World Takes Care of Women, Women Take Care of the World

Can we all find common ground around improving maternal health in the United States and around the world?

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Fight Of Our Lives: UNICEF Uncovers The State of Maternal Mortality

Childbirth and pregnancy are extremely dangerous endeavors for the women of the world but most especially for women in developing nations and even more especially for teen girls in developing nations. We know this. We know that anti-choice, religious right extremists prefer to throw women and girls under the bus rather than admit to this fact. But it is the truth.

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Roundup: Parental Notification Measure Leads in Polls; What If Roe Fell?

California’s Proposition 4 is leading in the polls; Indiana counties develop a new abortion restriction strategy; new sex ed policy developed for Gloucester; a conservative legal scholar looks at what would happen if Roe fell.

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Progress on Health at G8 Doesn’t Make the Grade

A report card on progress made on health at the G8 Summit gave poor marks to the world’s most powerful leaders and maternal health may be faring the worst of all.

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