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Youth Lead Advocacy For Sexual and Reproductive Health

Youth advocates at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women challenged a multi-generational, multinational audience to examine their own thinking about sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Your Ovaries and You

So,
in addition to worrying about an unplanned pregnancy and whether I’ll
be able to get an abortion, now I have to worry about under
planning pregnancy? Female fertility has become a
schizophrenic mine field.

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Children Living in Poverty Birthing Children into Poverty: A Continuing Cycle

High rates of youth poverty precede high rates of teenage childbearing. Teens residing in communities with high rates of poverty, welfare use, and single-mother households are at higher risk for early pregnancy.

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How do we Trust Women? Elect more.

If we can’t trust women to take care of their most critical health needs, how are we even trusting them to be in public and function in society? They must be so irrational, frail, and unintelligent—how do we even allow them outside the home?

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Time Running Out for Philippines Reproductive Health Bill

A video news report at youtube.com/unfpaasia shows what is at stake in the debate over a law aiming to strengthen reproductive health services in the Philippines, where over half of all pregnancies are unintended. Congressional leaders say the bill will not be considered in the final two weeks of the current legislative session, which resumed January 18. Rep. Edcel Lagman, lead author, has threatened to block action on other priorities if the bill is not debated.

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Providing Gender-Responsive Aid in Haiti

In Haiti, as is always true in the aftermath of a major disaster, there are urgent needs for medical care specific to women, particularly for pregnant women and mothers with new babies.

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Why Is Reproductive Health Still “Controversial” in the Philippines?

When Filipino media make reference to the “Catholic” position on family planning and contraception, it usually quotes the opinion of the Catholic hierarchy, disregarding the varied views among Catholics.

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How to help in Haiti: thinking about women’s and reproductive health.

Like most of you, we’ve been following the devastating aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Yet keep in mind that it can all too often be women and children who are affected most.

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The $1 Billion Opportunity

Investing $1 billion in voluntary family planning programs would help millions of families live better lives, while contributing to major reductions in infant and maternal mortality, HIV infections and global poverty.

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Renewed Commitment to Reproductive Health Has Implications for Global Environment

Secretary Clinton made a commitment to women and girls’ health and progress worldwide, which in turn will contribute to tremendous gains on global environmental and climate sustainability.

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