How much do you know about reproductive health across the Western hemisphere?
True or False: The Zika virus can only be spread from a mosquito bite.
The Zika virus can be transmited sexually as well.
Our impact: IPPF/WHR launched a program to put women's health and rights at the center of the Zika response in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.
Which of these countries is NOT in the Western hemisphere?
They’re all in our region.
Our impact: We work with 45 trusted partners in 41 countries throughout the region. In 2016, these partners provided over 7.5 million people with life-saving care.
Out of the 25 countries with the highest rates of femicide in the world, how many are in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Our impact: We were one of the first organizations in the region to create a comprehensive response to gender-based violence in healthcare settings. Our partners use internal protocols to detect violence and provide treatment, counseling, care, and referrals to women who have experienced violence.
True or False: Abortion is legal—at least in some cases—in every country in Latin America and the Caribbean.
More than 97% of women of childbearing age in Latin America and the Caribbean live in countries where abortion is restricted or banned altogether.
Our impact: In 2017, after years of organizing, IPPF/WHR, APROFA (Chile), MILES (Chile), and a coalition of activists defeated Chile’s total abortion ban, winning the right to abortion in three circumstances.
True or False: The Trump administration has only threatened reproductive rights in the United States.
In January of 2017, Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule—and his is the worst yet. It slashes nearly $9 billion in global funding for health programs for family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and malaria.
Our impact: In 2017, IPPF/WHR refused to sign the Global Gag Rule because it threatens the health of women around the world. As a result, we’ve lost millions in funding to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
True or False: As Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced economic growth in the past decade, public health spending in these countries has also increased.
Despite achieving “middle income” status economically, public health funding in Latin America and the Caribbean has remained stagnant or dropped, falling far below the world average.
Our impact: Statistical averages mask inequalities that restrict access to health services for the region's rural, poor, indigenous, and youth populations. With the support of our donors, IPPF/WHR provided critical health services to over 4.5 million people from underserved communities.
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