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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....

12/14/2009 - Uganda Bars Female Genital Mutilation
The Ugandan parliament unanimously passed a bill late last week that bans female genital mutilation (FGM) in the country....

8/27/2009 - Reconsideration of Asylum Petition Granted in FGM Case
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week in favor of a family seeking asylum in the US on the grounds that their daughter may face female genital mutilation (FGM) if they return to their home country of Indonesia....

7/7/2009 - Uganda to Ban Female Genital Mutilation
A law will be passed banning female genital mutilation (FGM) in Uganda, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced Friday....

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....

2/22/2008 - UN Launches Program to Decrease the Practice of FGM
The United Nations launched a program earlier this month to combat the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM)....

1/6/2003 - Deportation Stayed, African Immigrant Woman Avoids Possible Genital Mutilation
The US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay last Friday to Philomena Nwaokolo, a Nigerian immigrant living in Dallas who argued that she and her 3-year-old daughter would face the tortures of female genital mutilation (FGM) if they were deported....

8/18/2000 - Female Genital Mutilation Continues Underground in Tanzania
Those seeking to abolish female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania confront new obstacles as communities practicing FGM begin to carry out the practice underground....