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Roundup: Abortion Rises Again as Election Issue

Obama seeks middle ground on abortion; McCain slammed for ‘sarcastic air quotes’; Abortion restrictions on the ballot in Colorado, South Dakota and California; Broad support for reproductive health bill in Phillipines; UN says more focus on women needed in fight against HIV; ‘HIV positive’ Muppet educates kids on the disease in South Africa.

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Roundup: Women Fight Against Violence, Romney’s Sex Ed Hypocrisy

Women fight to put violence on global agenda; San Francisco Chronicle warns proposition 4 threatens choice; Mitt Romney’s sex ed hypocrisy; British org publishes sex ed booklet for six-year-old students; Progress on fight against TB/HIV; Tyra Banks takes on teen pregnancy.

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UN Rapporteur on Right to Health Meets with SRH Groups at IAC

SRH groups meeting with the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health raised many key issues, including unsafe abortion; homophobia by conservative and religious groups; and access of indigenous groups and young people to adequate health services.

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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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UN to Discuss Rape as a Weapon of War

This Thursday the UN will discuss one of the world’s most common, and most ignored, forms of terrorism: mass rape.

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Live-Blogging from Session on PEPFAR

Blogging from an UNGASS side event about PEPFAR.

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Guest Blogger: Reporting from the UNGASS Special Session on Youth and HIV

Around the world, more often than not, HIV is transmitted sexually. Here’s a radical idea: teach individuals about their sexuality so that they can more effectively protect themselves from sexual transmission of HIV.

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Live-Blogging from Promoting Gender Equality in the AIDS Response

Live-blogging on an UNGASS session on making the response to AIDS work for women and girls.

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Live-Blogging from the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS

Live-blogging from the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS.

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Beyond the Millenium Development Goals

Reproductive health is not a strong enough theme in any of the millenium development goals. And as the MDGs remain a primary international development agenda at least until 2015, that means a continuing compromise for reproductive health in international development.

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