Despite some improvement, Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. One of the biggest contributors is a lack of access to and knowledge of contraception in the region.
Organizations like APHIA, Tunza, and Jhpiego have worked in urban slums communities to help women access quality health care information and services, including family planning.
While new legislation in New York City would, on paper, guarantee that women be provided with a reasonable amount of menstrual supplies upon request in public spaces, ensuring the enforced distribution of supplies in practice at correctional facilities will likely remain a challenge.
The new documentary “Trapped” gives the viewer ‘front row’ insights on how TRAP laws operate to deny women their reproductive rights by forcing many clinics to close.
RedCycle has, by skipping over the somewhat sluggish and cyclical process of politics, managed to accomplish something most politicians have failed to do: offer tax-free tampons to Americans.
In a political climate of violence, shame and stigma, abortion doulas imagine and actively try to create an abortion experience characterized by love, care, and non-judgment.
The Middle-Income Trap: Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean
Too often, middle-income regions like Latin America and the Caribbean are ignored in conversations about global gender equality and women’s rights and health.
The current shortfall facing groups like UNFPA is the result of a shift in donor funding priorities and an overall decrease in funding for development programs. There is no quick fix for that.
As thousands of advocates, policymakers and global leaders wrap up a week of discussion at the Women Deliver conference on how to transform our world, I can’t help but keep asking: WTFP?!
Offering quality contraceptive services in developing regions would result in 6 million fewer unintended pregnancies, 2.1 million fewer unplanned births, 2.4 million fewer unsafe abortions and 5,600 fewer maternal deaths related to unintended pregnancies each year.