My Heart, My Home, My Work

I've never felt as strong a connection to the need to provide better access to sexual and reproductive health services than what I felt during a visit to Mexfam’s community health center in my hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico.


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Empowering Youth in Panama with Options

When Yitzel Arcia was 15-years-old, she attended a meeting that would change her life. At the meeting, people her own age led a discussion about a subject no adult she knew had mentioned.

“They were talking about sex and relationships, and the changes we were experiencing in our bodies,” said Yitzel. “They were talking about the most basic theme: how to take care of you. Yet, this wasn’t being talked about among my family or at school.”


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A Network of Midwives

The sexual and reproductive health care needs are big in San Juan de Lurigancho, the most populated district in Peru. Located in Lima—Peru's capital city—the neighborhood is home to nearly one million people and is plagued by urban poverty. Fortunately, the people living in San Juan de Lurigancho have dedicated health care providers who work to meet their needs.


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Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association Launches Vision 2020

On Sunday, October 27, the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) celebrated its 40th anniversary by launching Vision 2020, IPPF's ten-point call to action to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights become reality in every community around the world. The event featured several honored speakers, including First Lady Deolatchmie Ramotar and Chief Medical Officer Dr.


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Day Four: On the Set of Bigg Chatz

Lights! Camera! Action!


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Day Three: Sustaining a Family in Belize

Day Three: Sustaining a Family in Belize

I stepped into a rainbow. Belize Family Life Association (BFLA) was awash with colour, ushering in the launch of the KISS (Keepin' it Sexy and Safe) Lounge. I felt like I was in an amusement park – Safer Sex Land, maybe? The walls were vibrantly painted and bursting with information.


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Day Two: An Action-Packed Day in Belize

Day Two: An Action-Packed Day in Belize

I stumbled through the door at the end of my second day in Belize and unceremoniously threw myself onto the bed. This day had been as exhausting and enlightening as the first, which isn't a bad problem to have when you're traveling for work. Driven in a spacious van, our team moved from place to place, interview to interview, and meeting to meeting from dawn until well after dusk. We got just a taste of what life is like for our partners in Belize.


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Day One: Finding a Passion for Reproductive Health in Belize

Day One: Finding a Passion for Reproductive Health in Belize

Was that dark and erratic line a river? I pressed my nose up against the window of the plane, peering out in fascination at the scenery thousands of feet below. I was moments away from landing in Belize.


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The State of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Belize

The State of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Belize

When picturing Belize, many people imagine beaches, snorkeling, and Mayan ruins. The Caribbean country is about the same size as the state of Massachusetts, and has a population of just over 324,000. The people who live in Belize are as diverse as its environmental attractions. Because of its natural beauty, Belize has become a popular tourist destination.


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Telling the Story of Maternal Health

In the documentary film Sister, Canadian director Brenda Davis explores the lives of three health workers living around the globe. She takes the viewer from Cambodia to Ethiopia to Haiti to provide insights into the maternal health situation of each country.


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