As a Mexican woman, I wasn't sure I would see the day that safe abortion services became a reality for women in my country. For too long, I witnessed the effects that unsafe abortion has on the lives of women and girls. Each year in Latin America and the Caribbean, an estimated 4.2 million women...Read more
As a Mexican woman, I wasn't sure I would see the day that safe abortion services became a reality for women in my country. For too long, I witnessed the effects that unsafe abortion has on the lives of women and girls. Each year in Latin America and the Caribbean, an estimated 4.2 million women...Read more
I just returned from Mexico, where I had the opportunity to witness the work of our Member Association, Mexfam. This was a particularly meaningful trip for me because these projects—focusing on reducing teen pregnancy in Mexico—were funded with a bequest from a member of our Rosa Cisneros Legacy...Read more
I just returned from Mexico, where I had the opportunity to witness the work of our Member Association, Mexfam. This was a particularly meaningful trip for me because these projects—focusing on reducing teen pregnancy in Mexico—were funded with a bequest from a member of our Rosa Cisneros Legacy...Read more
Although Mexico has one of the largest economies in Latin America, persistent inequality presents major challenges to development. With more than 50% of the country’s total income held by the wealthiest 20%, access to education, employment, and health services—particularly for youth—remains out of...Read more
Although Mexico has one of the largest economies in Latin America, persistent inequality presents major challenges to development. With more than 50% of the country’s total income held by the wealthiest 20%, access to education, employment, and health services—particularly for youth—remains out of...Read more
There are currently 220 million women worldwide who want but don't have access to effective methods of contraception and family planning services. Reproductive health is important at both the family level and the national level: by reducing health care costs, infant mortality, adolescent...Read more
During a trip to my hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico, I spoke with volunteer health promoters at Mexfam who are making critical changes in their communities. Many of the areas where the health promoters live are plagued by high rates of poverty due to the lack of job opportunities and unpredictable...Read more
During a trip to my hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico, I spoke with volunteer health promoters at Mexfam who are making critical changes in their communities. Many of the areas where the health promoters live are plagued by high rates of poverty due to the lack of job opportunities and unpredictable...Read more
This month, Guttmacher Institute released an in-depth study on the relationship between unintended pregnancy and abortion rates in Mexico. Five years ago, abortion became legal in Mexico City, and our local partner, Mexfam, has played a critical role in providing high-quality abortion services...Read more