Philippines: Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health

Philippines: Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health

Carlos Conde – Human Rights Watch – Friday, 21 December 2012 (originally published 16 Dec) (Manila) – The Philippines’ expected passage of a reproductive health law will be a massive step forward to promote women’s health and lives, Human Rights Watch said today. The prime objectives of the Reproductive Health Bill, which is scheduled for […]

South Sudan Women Choose Family Planning, Longer Lives

South Sudan Women Choose Family Planning, Longer Lives

Hannah McNeish – Voice of America – Friday, 09 November 2012 (originally published 08 Nov) JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN — In war-ravaged South Sudan, a lack of basic health and education, early marriage, and a culture that values big families have led to alarming child mortality rates, and given the poverty-stricken nation the highest maternal […]

U.S. policy changes on birth control puts women at odds

U.S. policy changes on birth control puts women at odds

Christina Caldwell – WNN Opinion (WNN) U.S.: With the recent escalation of governmental policy changes along with impassionate and contentious political debates regarding the major issue of birth control in America, it is hardly unfathomable to know that $5 billion was spent on contraceptives in the US alone for the fiscal 2011 year. This number […]

Uganda: Birth control helps women and environment

Uganda: Birth control helps women and environment

With women empowered to plan their pregnancies, the world’s population will grow more slowly, as will carbon emissions WNN MDG Stories We’ve long known that giving women the family planning services they want and need would be a boon for the health of families throughout the world. Today, in every country, far too many go […]