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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....

12/6/2013 - 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....

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....

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....

5/1/2008 - Ms. Magazine Forum Raises Awareness on International Family Planning
Ms Magazine held a forum at the National Press Club on Wednesday to raise awareness for the effort to increase funding for international family planning to $1 billion in the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act....

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....

12/20/2007 - New Mexico 15th State to Reject Federal Abstinence Only Funds
New Mexico joined 14 other states in rejecting federal Title V matching funds for abstinence only education programs on Wednesday....

3/7/2007 - House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Global AIDS Program, Focuses on Gender
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Other Programs held a hearing last week on US programs to combat HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) across the world....

4/1/2005 - Rights Group Accuse US of Jeopardizing Uganda's Fight Against AIDS
Current US abstinence-only programs are reversing the gains made by Uganda in their fight against AIDS, a leading human rights organization said in a new report issued this week....

2/14/2005 - February 14 Marks Condom Awareness Week: Global Shortage Still Prevalent
Today marks the first day of National Condom Week of Action....

1/12/2005 - Senator Clinton Critical of Bush Policies on Abstinence and Reproductive Health
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) criticized the Bush administration for putting too much emphasis on abstinence in the fight against HIV/AIDS and restricting women's access to reproductive health services in developing countries in a recent address to the International Women's Health Coalition....

12/15/2004 - African Condom Shortage Crisis Amidst AIDS Pandemic
Due to inadequate aid efforts by the United States and other donor countries, acute shortages of condoms have been contributing the rapid rise in HIV/AIDS cases in Africa....

7/29/2004 - Experts Urge for More Protection for Women Against AIDS
Several leading AIDS experts have called for an urgent increase in work on HIV killing gels that will help protect women from contracting the virus, especially in relationships where they cannot count on their partners to wear condoms....

7/1/2004 - US Abstinence-Only Funding Policy Ineffective in Latin America and Caribbean
The US government's abstinence-only funding policy is responsible for a "sweeping, comprehensive attack on sexual rights" in Latin America and the Caribbean, new reports revealed this week....

6/11/2004 - Pope Praises Bush on Anti-Abortion Efforts, HIV/AIDS
In a meeting at the Vatican last week, Pope John Paul II praised President Bush for his leadership against abortion rights in the United States....

10/6/2003 - Abstinence-Only Advocate to Head Global AIDS Initiative
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of former Eli Lilly CEO Randall Thomas to head the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the State Department....

8/27/2003 - HPV Language In AIDS Bill Could Discourage Condom Use
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) issued a report earlier this month accusing the Bush Administration of distorting data on the link between condoms and HPV to try to promote its abstinence-only agenda and to discourage condom use....

5/31/2002 - UNICEF Report Finds Teen Birth Rates Highest in US
The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) released a report Wednesday showing that the United States has the highest teen birth rates among all 28-member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)....

4/29/2002 - Report Finds Reproductive Health Needs of the Young Are Neglected
A new report conducted by Population Action International (PAI) found that young people in the US are in need of more reproductive health services and information....