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 […]

Pregnant Nicaraguan Girls Forced to Become Mothers

Pregnant Nicaraguan Girls Forced to Become Mothers

José Adán Silva – IPS – Monday, 27 August 2012 (originally published 22 Aug) MANAGUA, Aug 22 2012 (IPS) – Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boyfriend, and her happiness. She spent a year panhandling on the streets of the […]