In light of the stigma, marginalization and demonization faced by abortion care providers, it is incumbent upon us women’s rights advocates to reflect on the positive impact their services bring to individual lives and society as a whole.
As demand for repair grows, there is an urgent need for development of a standard of care for training skilled fistula surgeons.
Stigmatizing abortion is inherently harmful to women’s health. When abortion is inaccessible either legally, financially or physically, women are more likely to turn to the back alley.
Kate Cockrill reflects on the debate over how best to address stigma regarding abortion, starting with a conversation between Aspen Baker and Steph Herold.
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.
Rachel Arinii Judhistari’s inclusion as the youngest speaker at the International AIDS Conference shows the renewed focus on the rights and needs of youth around the world.
There’s sure to be an exciting football game in this week’s episode of Friday Night Lights, but it’s the outcome of Becky’s pregnancy, not the game, that I’ll be interested in tonight. And I’ll be rooting for an abortion.
A Lithuanian law potentially criminalizes almost any public expression of or information about homosexuality, effectively preventing LGBT people from accessing information, support and protection needed to be free of discrimination and stigma.
Little attention is paid to the stigma, discrimination and heightened risks faced by children orphaned by AIDS.
A NYT Editorial calls on the US to withdraw international development funds from the government of Uganda if it passes legislation that would, among other things, impose the death sentence for homosexual behavior. I agree.