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3/21/2003 - Latin America: Anti-Abortion Laws Drive Women to Use Ulcer Drug
Latin American women are terminating unwanted pregnancies by taking the cheap ulcer medication Cytotec, the Associated Press reported....

3/3/2003 - NGOs and Members of Congress Criticize Bushs AIDS Initiative
The Feminist Majority last week joined more than 130 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in writing a letter to President Bush stressing the importance of integrated family planning and HIV/AIDS education, Kaisernetwork.org reported....

12/5/2002 - Argentina Passes Law Offering Free Contraceptives
Argentinas Congress passed a law recently providing free birth control and advice nationwide....

10/21/2002 - Developing Countries Face a Shortage of Condoms
A new report shows that there is a shortage of condoms being donated from richer countries to poorer countries, with a current supply that is about one tenth of whats needed, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....

9/26/2002 - Study: Unintended Pregnancies Lead To Deaths Of Women Worldwide
The Global Health Council released a report this week detailing how a lack of basic reproductive health services has caused millions of unintended pregnancies and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of women around the world....

6/10/2002 - Growing Need for Contraceptives Funding in Developing Nations
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a report in the latest issue of Population Reports, Family Planning Logistics: Strengthening the Supply Chain, warning that declining contraceptive funding in developing countries could result in more unwanted pregnancies and higher cases of sexually transmitted diseases....

3/26/2002 - Australian Researchers: Male Contraceptive Shot Effective
Researchers at the ANZAC Research Institute in Sydney, Australia and Prince Henrys Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne report that a hormone-based injection taken four times per year is effective as a contraceptive....

5/3/2001 - Catholic Church Policy Forces Filipino Women into Unsafe Abortions
Women in the Philippines are trapped in an unbearable dilemma: the Catholic Church, whose influence over the country is strong, prohibits all forms of contraception, but extreme poverty prohibits large families....

2/16/2001 - Pro-Choice Women of Congress Launch Effort to Overturn Global Gag Rule
Pro-choice Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have voiced their support for the Global Democracy Promotion Act of 2001, co-introduced Thursday by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Nancy Johnson (R-CT) that would overturn President Bushs January 22 reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule....

8/22/2000 - British Study Contradicts Fear Of Increased Clotting From Pill Use
Contrary to popular beliefs about the birth control pill, a recent British Medical Journal study showed that new types of pills, specifically third generation pills introduced in the 1990's, do not increase the risk of blood clots....

8/7/2000 - HIV/AIDS Strikes Women First
As a result of economic inequity, persistent discrimination, and unequal healthcare access, women are the most vulnerable to HIV infection, according to the latest UNAids report....

7/28/2000 - New Bills In France Would Allow Greater Access To Abortions And Contraceptives
France is proposing a new law that would extend the legal period for abortion from 10 to 12 weeks of pregnancy....

7/20/2000 - Indonesian Men Reluctant to Take Part in Family Planning
Less than six percent of Indonesia's contraceptive users are men, leaving nearly all Indonesian women with full responsibilities for preventing pregnancy....

7/13/2000 - Reproductive Rights Key to Empowering Women, UN Reports
The United Nations' commemoration of World Population Day on July 11th emphasized the crucial link between reproductive rights and women's empowerment....

7/6/2000 - Women Are Casualties of World's Early Indifference Towards AIDS Epidemic in Africa
According to a Washington Post report, global organizations and national governments ignored the warnings of an imminent AIDS plague in Africa....

6/30/2000 - AIDS Epidemic Ravages Africa
A new United Nations report, published by the UN Joint Program on HIV/AIDS, predicts that approximately half of all 15 year olds in AIDS-affected African countries will die of the disease....

6/28/2000 - Women Gain Access To Birth Control In Buenos Aires
Women's rights activists in Argentina's capital, as well as health advocates and physicians, are celebrating a momentous advancement in promoting the reproductive rights of women....