The global public health emergency declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) over the Zika virus and its relation to microcephaly has pushed some countries in Latin America to advise women against getting pregnant. But in a region where sexual education programs are practically non-existent...Read more
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Maria Erlinda Guzman desperately wants a baby, and has been undergoing fertility treatments at El Salvador's largest women's hospital. But now, she fears her dream of motherhood may be dashed by Zika. After her country took the extraordinary step of advising women to...Read more
Entrapment, then jail for birth control? Not for abortion -- for birth control? The idea would be ludicrous if not for the recent use of entrapment and edited videos trying to establish the "guilt" of family planning providers allegedly selling fetal remains after legal abortions. The attack here...Read more
Go in, pay, go out; go in, pay, go out. This is the scenario when you're fifteen years old and you go to a pharmacy to buy condoms. You feel that everybody is looking at you, and right when you're done buying them you feel there's a huge sign on your forehead that reads, "I just bought condoms." If...Read more
Go in, pay, go out; go in, pay, go out. This is the scenario when you're fifteen years old and you go to a pharmacy to buy condoms. You feel that everybody is looking at you, and right when you're done buying them you feel there's a huge sign on your forehead that reads, "I just bought condoms." If...Read more
Tourists strolling past a square next to the Pantheon in Rome often stop to puzzle at an odd sculpture, designed by Bernini, of an elephant supporting an obelisk. Few waste a glance on the 19th-century palazzo to the left of the monument. Those who do see nothing to betray its purpose. Palazzo...Read more
Once again, we've had a year of ups and downs, a year of strong stands for women's rights and crushing defeats. Here's a quick run-down of some of the most memorable moments of 2014: - Last month, the Chamber of Deputies in the Dominican Republic put forward a measure to reinforce- and strengthen-...Read more
Through its mobile health units, our local partner—CIES—works to ensure all women, men, and young people living in remote areas of Bolivia are able to receive the sexual and reproductive health services they want, need, and deserve. Watch this video to learn more about the health care needs of...Read more
Manon Parry’s engrossing book, Broadcasting Birth Control: Mass Media and Family Planning , takes readers through the arguments early sexual and reproductive health advocates had when deciding what would be the best messaging to gain popular support for the use of contraception in America. Using...Read more
In a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and great income inequality, our services—which include contraception, gynecological consultations, and cervical cancer screenings and prevention—are needed now more than ever. Our Mobile Health Unit initiative responds to these needs...Read more