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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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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 is partly to blame.

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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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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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Different Voices, Different Values: Reproductive Health Around the World

Region: World

Topics: Reproductive Rights

All over the world, communities are thinking about reproductive healthcare – whether they’re banning abortion or expanding family planning services. Global Press Journal’s coverage over the years has highlighted how certain places and regions address these issues, and how it impacts the women whose lives are directly affected.

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