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4/25/2014 - Cuba Faces Condom Shortage
A current condom shortage in Cuba is stirring fears of higher STD rates and unplanned pregnancies. Pharmacies in Cuba's central province of Villa Clara began running out of condoms in March, and the suburbs of Havana are now affected as well....

2/18/2014 - Uganda President To Sign Anti-Gay Legislation
The president of Uganda, Yoweni Museveni, released a statement Saturday saying he planned to sign the sweeping Anti-Homosexuality Bill that passed the nation's parliament in December. The bill was originally introduced in 2009 with a death penalty provision for some "homosexual acts," but it was delayed because of international uproar and the threat of a loss of aid from several nations....

12/11/2013 - Human Rights Day Celebrated Around The World
Yesterday marked International Human Rights Day, a day to celebrate human rights advances and to assess the challenges that lie ahead in protecting them. "The fundamentals for protecting and promoting human rights are largely in place: these include a strong and growing body of international human rights law and standards, as well as institutions to interpret the laws, monitor compliance and apply them to new and emerging human rights issues," said United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in a statement....

12/6/2013 - Report Explores Impact of Unsafe Abortion on Women and Families in Uganda
Research completed by the Guttmacher Institute and released this week exposes the considerable financial toll taken on Ugandan women and their families when they pursue unsafe abortions....

12/3/2013 - President Obama Announces HIV Cure Initiative
US President Barack Obama announced the launch of The HIV Cure Initiative yesterday, a $100 million investment in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research into a cure to HIV/AIDS....

11/7/2013 - UN, World Bank Pledge $200 Million for Girls in Sahel Region of Africa
The United Nations and World Bank have pledged $200 million to improve women's reproductive health and girls' education in the Sahel region of Africa....

11/6/2013 - Kenya Faces Condom Shortage
Kenya faces a condom shortage next month if Kenyan and international leaders do not work fast to obtain more....

10/25/2013 - Head of US Global AIDS Program to Step Down
United States Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby is expected to step down from his position by the end of the year....

9/25/2013 - UN Report Shows Reductions in Global AIDS
A United Nations report released Monday shows reductions in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, as well as significant progress towards reaching the 2015 UN Millenium Development Goal on HIV. The report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS finds that new HIV infections among adults and children were estimated at 2.3 million in 2012, a 33% reduction since 2001....

9/5/2013 - IPPF Study Finds Need to Integrate HIV and Family Planning Services
In early August, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) published a five-year research project looking into the cost, quality, health benefits and stigma reduction of integrating HIV programs and sexual and reproductive health service programs in Kenya, Malawi, and Swaziland....

3/19/2013 - Philippine Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Birth Control Law
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the implementation of the Responsible Parenthood Bill to allow for the opposition to present arguments against the law....

2/12/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI Resigns
Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will abdicate his position on February 28....

1/9/2012 - Condom Use Low Among Indian Youth
According to "Condom Use Before Marriage and Its Correlates: Evidence from India," a study published in International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, the majority of people in India having premarital sex between the ages of 15 and 24 did not use condoms....

4/5/2011 - Welsh Policy to Allow Emergency Contraception for Girls Over 13
A new policy took effect on Friday in Wales that will allow women and girls over the age of 13 to obtain emergency contraception free of charge and without a prescription....

11/8/2010 - Pope Benedict Denounces Abortion, Gay Marriage, and Secularization
Pope Benedict XVI ardently expressed his anti-abortion stance and defended the traditional family structure during his visit to the Spanish pilgrimage site, Santiago de Compostela late last week....

12/3/2009 - PEPFAR Five Year Strategy Announced
The State Department announced a new five-year strategy for the U.S....

6/19/2009 - One in Four South African Men Admit to Rape
According to a survey by the Medical Research foundation (MRC), one in four men in South Africa have admitted to committing rape....

3/18/2009 - Vatican Defends Pope's Remarks on Condoms and the AIDS Crisis
The Vatican is now defending comments made by Pope Benedict XVI indicating that condoms "increase the problem" of AIDS....

1/23/2009 - Victory for Women! Global Gag Rule Repealed
The Feminist Majority applauds President Barack Obama for issuing an executive order today that repeals the Global Gag Rule....

6/24/2008 - New Support for Birth Control in the Philippines
Former Filipino President Joseph Estrada is now touring the country promoting contraceptives and family planning, despite longstanding opposition from the influential Catholic Church....

4/23/2008 - High Birthrates Linked to Poverty in the Philippines
High birthrates help keep Filipino families in poverty, the Washington Post reports....

4/4/2008 - US House of Representatives Reauthorizes President's Global AIDS Bill
The US House of Representatives passed a 5-year, $50 million reauthorization of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on Wednesday....

2/5/2008 - Filipino Women Fight Contraception Ban
Citizens from low-income communities in the Philippines filed suit last week against the Mayor of Manila over the citys eight year ban on contraceptives....

1/23/2008 - Lethal Consequences of Global Gag Rule in Kenya
The Global Gag Rule prohibits family planning programs receiving US federal funds from speaking about or counseling on abortion....

8/23/2007 - Uganda: Demographic Survey Reveals Startling Figures on Domestic Abuse, Pregnancy
The Uganda Demographic and Health Survey for 2006, which was released last week, reveals shocking attitudes toward domestic violence, high rates of unprotected sex, and limited use of natal medical care....