Campaigners are calling on Latin American governments to rethink their policies on contraception and abortion because of the spread of Zika virus, which they fear will lead to a rise in women’s deaths from unsafe abortions as well as the predicted surge in brain-damaged babies. Several governments...Read more
Amid the rapid spread of the mysterious Zika virus throughout Latin America and the growing evidence that it may lead to birth defects, governments in the region have made an unusual request: that women should hold off on having children for as many as two years. The unprecedented directives from...Read more
El Salvador's government is warning women not to get pregnant until 2018 because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to severe deformities in babies. But health advocates say that advice isn't just misguided—it's wildly unrealistic. The warnings, which have been echoed in...Read more
Outside the crumbling Brooklyn building where the first U.S. birth control clinic opened 100 years ago, Alexander Sanger reflected on the move that landed his grandmother in jail and fueled a controversy over women's reproductive rights that has raged ever since. "This is where it all started,"...Read more
I became interested in the connections between reproductive health and environmental sustainability for very selfish reasons. First, I care deeply about women and young people, and have devoted my career to fighting for their human rights. Second, I have been concerned for some time about the...Read more
I became interested in the connections between reproductive health and environmental sustainability for very selfish reasons. First, I care deeply about women and young people, and have devoted my career to fighting for their human rights. Second, I have been concerned for some time about the...Read more
Who is better equipped to solve issues related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health than young people themselves? In celebration of World Contraception Day, we’ve joined forces with MTV Latin America, Bayer, and the Latin American Center for Health and Women to launch the “Agents of Change...Read more
Who is better equipped to solve issues related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health than young people themselves? In celebration of World Contraception Day, we’ve joined forces with MTV Latin America, Bayer, and the Latin American Center for Health and Women to launch the “Agents of Change...Read more
Mexico has the second largest economy in Latin America, but about 52% of the country’s total income held by the wealthiest 20% of the population, and persistent inequalities remain a major challenge to development. The fact that Mexico's population is very young— 29% of Mexicans are between the...Read more
Mexico has the second largest economy in Latin America, but about 52% of the country’s total income held by the wealthiest 20% of the population, and persistent inequalities remain a major challenge to development. The fact that Mexico's population is very young— 29% of Mexicans are between the...Read more