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Uganda’s Delayed Sexuality Education Program Divides Parents

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentEducationHealthPolicyReproductive Rights

Parents and religious groups have criticized the government’s plan to teach sexuality education to children as young as 3. Meanwhile, police report a rise in cases of sexual abuse of children, and some civil society groups say the delay in educating them is partly to blame.

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In Zambia, Forgoing Antenatal Care Brings Danger, Tragedy

Region: Zambia

Topics: AccessAutonomyHealthReproductive RightsWomen's Rights

In Zambia, 97% of pregnant women attend at least one antenatal checkup – but doctors recommend at least four. The difference, it turns out, could be a matter of life and death.

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Despite Legal and Health Risks, DRC Women Choose Hospitals for Abortions

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AccessAutonomyHealthReproductive RightsWomen's Rights

In DRC, abortion is severely restricted, but that hasn’t stopped women from seeking the procedure at public and private hospitals. These women risk prison time – but the consequences of inducing an abortion at home could be even worse.

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With Health Sector in Shambles, Zimbabwe’s Hospitals Turn Away Pregnant Women

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessAutonomyCoronavirusEconomyHealthReproductive Rights

The country's health care system was already in chaos – then doctors went on strike. Soon after they returned to work, the coronavirus outbreak started. Expectant mothers face a gnawing uncertainty about where they can safely deliver.

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Expelled and Stigmatized, Uganda’s Pregnant Teens Turn to Abortion

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthReproductive RightsWomen's Rights

Pregnant teens in Uganda get kicked out of school, face intense stigma and may suffer life-threatening complications. Can a national sex education curriculum help put an end to teen pregnancy?

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Women in India Are Creating the Menstrual Products They Need

Region: India

Topics: AccessEntrepreneurshipHealthInnovationReproductive Rights

In many parts of India, women still struggle against the taboo of their periods and often don’t have the hygiene products they need. Now, female entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands and producing the products themselves.

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Fertility Treatment in Zimbabwe Helps Women Overcome Shame and Secrecy, But is Still Out of Reach for Most

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthReproductive RightsWomen's Rights

Until in vitro fertilization was introduced in Zimbabwe in the late 1980s, medical fertility treatment was scarce here. Though pricey, the treatment is more accessible now, but for women who face cultural stigma and risk of ridicule, cost may be the least of their concerns.

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When the U.S. Pulls the Funding Plug, How Do Reproductive Health Providers Proceed?

Region: World

Topics: Reproductive Rights

In 2017, the United States reenacted a policy that dramatically limited how reproductive healthcare providers around the world could use its money. But proving the policy’s actual impact on reproductive health programs worldwide, from Nepal to Zimbabwe, is difficult: Some providers found funding elsewhere, while others are reluctant to share information about their work, leading to a lack of data.

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Mexico City’s Shelters Provide Care to Pregnant Women Traveling North

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationReproductive Rights

For pregnant women traveling north from Central America, the trip is often a harsh and bumpy ride. Healthcare provided by shelters in Mexican towns and cities are providing them with much-needed relief.

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One Man’s Quest to Bust Vasectomy Myths in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: Reproductive Rights

In Zambia, myths about vasectomies run rampant. Now, one man hopes to counter the misinformation by sharing his experience and encouraging others.

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