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One Year Later: Protecting the Gains, Correcting the Flaws of Health Care Reform

Reproductive health advocates must fend off repeated attacks on health reform, work on implementation and fix the flaws.

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A Fistula Surgeon’s Perspective on Strategies to Fight Fistula

There is global consensus on the need for improved access to quality and sustainable fistula care and training services; postoperative social-reintegration services; additional research and consistent allocation of resources for this cause.

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Midwives: First Responders for Preventing Fistula

The midwife is the first point of referral for the pre-conceptual, the pregnant, the labouring, the post-natal mother, the skilled attendant for the new born; teacher, guide, support, medical helper. And a first-responder in preventing fistula.

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Preventing Obstetric Fistula: A Public Health Priority

In addressing obstetric fistula, there is a tendency to emphasize the treatment side. But while fistula treatment is important, fistula prevention actually deals with the causes.

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Afternoon Roundup: Americans Support Contraception Access Yet Legislators Move The Other Way?

It’s the law for many women: a space to breast-feed or pump at work, but where and how?; Most Americans support access to contraception yet increasingly the political winds are blowing the other way; New Hampshire’s parental notification bill and more…

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An End to Waist-Up Wellness? You Can Help

Until January 13th, you have a voice in whether or not a new national prevention plan will include sexual health as a vital and normal part of a new national prevention plan.  Use it now.

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This World AIDS Day, Putting the Power of Prevention in Women’s Hands

Woman-initiated prevention methods are key to the fight against HIV because they offer agency and protection to a disproportionally vulnerable demographic—women.

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World AIDS Day 2010: Important Progress, New Challenges

Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than a decade ago, and those infected are living longer. But declines in HIV infections are uneven and new infections still outpace new patients put on treatment by two to one. 

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Another Advance for HIV Prevention: STD Testing

Nearly 15 years ago the Institutes of Medicine called for development of a national STD strategy to address the destructive links between STDs and HIV. To this day, it remains mostly unheeded.

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(VIDEO) Behind Bars: Life Stories of People Affected by the Criminalization of HIV

Behind Bars show how a simplistic “law-and-order‟ response to HIV can intensify a climate of denial, secrecy and fear and provide a fertile breeding ground for the spread of HIV.

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