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8/8/2014 - Close to Two-Thirds of Cameroonian Women Have Unmet Need for Contraception
Approximately 63 percent of sexually active Cameroonian women who want to avoid pregnancy do not have access to a modern form of contraception, according to a recently released report by the Guttmacher Institute and the French Institut de Formation et de Recherche Demographiques (IFORD). Around 6,000 Cameroonian women die each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth....

7/14/2014 - Study Shows High Rates of Child Marriage and Maternal Death Across Nigeria
The Nigerian Demographic Health Survey of 2013 (NDHS) revealed persistently high child marriage rates and a need for increased family planning resources in Nigeria. Nigeria accounts for 13 percent of global maternal death rates, with 36,000 women dying in pregnancy or child birth each year....

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....

4/11/2014 - Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access
The Philippines Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the country's Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act, also known as the RH Law, is constitutional....

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....

11/12/2013 - International Conference on Family Planning Starts Today
Political leaders and health advocates from around the world will meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abba, this week for the third annual International Conference on Family Planning....

9/30/2013 - Advocates Around the World Mobilize for Abortion Access
On September 28, advocates mobilized in over 50 countries for the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion....

9/23/2013 - Maternal Mortality Down 50 Percent in Republic of Congo
Over the past 10 years, the Republic of Congo has reduced the number of women dying in childbirth by 50 percent and, if progress continues at this rate, may reach the Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent by 2015....

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....

12/18/2012 - UPDATE: Philippine RH Bill Passes Third Reading
Yesterday the Philippine House of Representatives passed the Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill), which will provide government-funded sex education and birth control across the country....

12/13/2012 - Reproductive Health Bill Passes Second Reading in Philippines
On Thursday, the Philippine House of Representatives passed the second reading of a controversial bill known as the Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill) which would provide contraception to poor citizens free of charge, despite pressure from the Roman Catholic church....

10/3/2011 - Abortion Rates Rise in Africa with Global Gag Rule Enforcement
A study conducted by Stanford researchers, Eran Bendavid and Grant Miller, revealed that when the Global Gag Rule was in effect, rates of abortion increased in Africa....

9/2/2011 - Study Shows Contraception Key in World of Seven Billion
A new Guttmacher study, entitled "The World at Seven Billion: Global Milestone a Reflection of Individual Needs," found that empowering women and couples is imperative to addressing the economic, developmental, environmental, and social challenges that will be present when the world's population reaches seven billion....

8/11/2010 - Argentina's Reproductive Policies Failing Women
Human Rights Watch released a report yesterday indicating that Argentina is failing to provide adequate reproductive health care for women....

4/28/2010 - Bill Introduced to Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health in Developing Nations
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) introduced the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2010 late last week....

3/18/2010 - Canada's Foreign Aid Plan Will Not Include Birth Control
Canadian government officials stated this week that their initiative to save the lives of women and children in developing nations will not include family planning supplies or services of any sort....

1/11/2010 - Clinton Speaks on Need for International Family Planning
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke Friday on the goals outlined at the 1995 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the conference....

10/14/2009 - Report Indicates Worldwide Unsafe Abortion Rate Still High
A new report from the Guttmacher Institute released this week found that, worldwide, legal restrictions on abortion have no effect on the rate of abortions, but that these restrictions force women to seek illegal abortions and put themselves at risk....

9/21/2009 - Medical Journal Indicates Birth Control Access Could Impact Climate Change
The Lancet, a British Medical Journal, published an editorial last week that indicates increased access to birth control could slow population growth, thereby hampering climate change....

4/21/2009 - Catholic Church Opposes British Contraceptive Program Trial
A pilot contraceptives program under development in England has already drawn criticism from the Catholic Church....

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....

12/11/2008 - Oral Contraceptives will be Available on a Trial Basis without Prescriptions in London
Oral contraceptives will be available without prescriptions to women 16 and over beginning next year at two trial sites in London....

10/6/2008 - Population Action International and International NGOs criticize USAID Contraception Ban
Last week's USAID decision regarding Marie Stopes International (MSI), one of the world's leading family planning organizations, is drawing criticism from prominent international organizations....

7/25/2008 - South African Woman Named Human Rights Commissioner for UN
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named South African judge Navanethem Pillay the UN high commissioner for human rights Thursday....