Posts Tagged: HIV/AIDS

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How the Global Gag Rule will do more harm than good  

Trump is not wasting time. Three days into his term, President Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule. This executive order, first established in 1984 by Ronald Reagan, forbids international non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S. government funding if they perform, discuss, or even mention abortion services.

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The Reality of Unmet Need for Contraception  

  We often hear (and we often say!) that “220 million women worldwide have an unmet need for family planning.” It’s a hugely important statement and a huge number of people – but we when take a closer look at the data, it turns out that 220 million is very likely a major understatement. Here’s why:… Read more »

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Reproductive Health Services Need To Be Youth Friendly  

We came across a great piece on a neglected issue today: “Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV Needs in Married Adolescent Girls.”, Over 70 million girls under 18 are married in the developing world; 16 million of those girls will have given birth by the end of the year. In addition, of the two million… Read more »