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Women in India Are Creating the Menstrual Products They Need

Region: India

Topics: AccessEntrepreneurshipHealthReproductive 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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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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In Mexico, What Happens When a Miscarriage is Treated as a Crime?

Region: Mexico

Topics: Reproductive Rights

Abortion is illegal in most of Mexico’s states, with the exception of the capital. Being accused of having one anywhere else can result in several years in prison – even if it was actually a miscarriage.

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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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High in the Himalaya, Family Planning Services Inaccessible to Nomadic Women

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Reproductive Rights

Family planning services are hard to find for women of the nomadic Gujjar tribe in Indian-administered Kashmir. While the Indian government has implemented policies to provide such services to a wider range of people, Gujjar women, isolated physically and by cultural attitudes, remain hard to reach.

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Fertility Myths – Not Access – Stand Between Zambian Women and Contraception

Region: Zambia

Topics: Reproductive Rights

Many young women in Zambia believe that they won’t be able to get pregnant if they use contraceptives, contributing to a high rate of teenage pregnancies. Seeking to provide easier access to family planning services, government hospitals consider a more proactive approach.

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Unclear Abortion Laws in Uganda Leave Women Who Are Raped Unsure of Options

Region: Uganda

Topics: Reproductive Rights

In Uganda, abortions remain illegal in most circumstances, despite proposals to amend the current law. But it hasn’t stopped women from seeking them out, even with a high rate of abortion-related complications.

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Some Hospitals in Zimbabwe Provide Free Maternity Care. But How Long Can it Last?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Reproductive Rights

In Zimbabwe, some rural hospitals are able to provide free maternal healthcare, due to funds provided by an international health scheme. The government implemented a policy to do the same in 2017 – but inconsistent funding has rendered the results less than promising.

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Faith and Family Planning At Odds for Catholic Families in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Reproductive Rights

In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, getting birth control isn’t hard. The hard part is actually putting it to use, since religious beliefs forbid contraception in all forms.

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Support Networks ‘Invaluable’ for Mexican Women Seeking Illegal Abortions

Region: Mexico

Topics: Reproductive Rights

In Mexico, where most states ban abortion completely, women seeking that procedure find support networks on their own.

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