Abortion or the termination of pregnancy was prohibited under all circumstances in the Dominican Republic since the country’s criminal laws were first instated. As a result, both abortion providers and the women who sought their services would face prison time for the procedure. When abortion is...Read more
Abortion or the termination of pregnancy was prohibited under all circumstances in the Dominican Republic since the country’s criminal laws were first instated. As a result, both abortion providers and the women who sought their services would face prison time for the procedure. When abortion is...Read more
In the Dominican Republic, mobile health units are necessary to bring sexual and reproductive health services to people living in isolated communities. our local partner, Profamilia, visits five rural communities around Santo Domingo, reaching hundreds of women with essential services like...Read more
In the Dominican Republic, mobile health units are necessary to bring sexual and reproductive health services to people living in isolated communities. our local partner, Profamilia, visits five rural communities around Santo Domingo, reaching hundreds of women with essential services like...Read more
Though lifetime fertility has fallen to 2.6 births per woman in the Dominican Republic, adolescents face limited access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. The adolescent fertility rate remains high, at 98 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, and high rates of unintended...Read more
Though lifetime fertility has fallen to 2.6 births per woman in the Dominican Republic, adolescents face limited access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. The adolescent fertility rate remains high, at 98 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, and high rates of unintended...Read more
If we got our hands on a magic wand, we would create more women like Dr. Angela Diaz. An internationally recognized leader in adolescent health care, Dr. Diaz has devoted much of her life to helping the most vulnerable teens. Having emigrated to the United States as a teenager herself, Angela...Read more
“If this project did not exist, there would be more women with cancer, more pregnant teenagers, more people with HIV.” Leona Adolfo has worked as a nurse in Profamilia’s mobile health unit for more than three years. She travels to isolated communities throughout the Dominican Republic to ensure the...Read more
Last week, the Catholic Church filed a legal complaint against Profamilia, our local partner in the Dominican Republic. Its claim was that Profamilia’s campaign on sexual and reproductive rights violated the Constitution. Today, the Fifth Civil and Commercial Chamber of the National District issued...Read more
Last week, the Catholic Church filed a legal complaint against Profamilia, our local partner in the Dominican Republic. Its claim was that Profamilia’s campaign on sexual and reproductive rights violated the Constitution. Today, the Fifth Civil and Commercial Chamber of the National District issued...Read more