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Female ‘cut’ still widespread

March 24, 2011

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By ERIC MUTAI newsdesk@ke.nationmedia.com Posted Wednesday, March 23 2011 at 21:53 Female Genital Mutilation is still widespread in Eastern Province although most women want the practice stopped, a new survey has said. The survey also blames lack of adequate investment in health care, education and social welfare for poverty and poor reproductive health in the […]

Unemployment Forces Generations to Clash Over Bride Price in Kenya | Global Press Institute

March 24, 2011

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Bride price, the sum a husband pays his wife’s family in order to marry her, is a tradition in many African communities. Yet a high unemployment rate among Kenya’s youth is forcing many young men to stay single, cohabit or marry outside their cultures because they can’t afford the bride price. A bill that would […]

Egyptian women protesters held by army forced to take ‘virginity tests’

March 23, 2011

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Egyptian women protesters held by army forced to take ‘virginity tests’ Posted by Suzie Grogan on March 23, 2011 · Leave a Comment Suzie GroganWVoN co-editor Amnesty International has called on the Egyptian authorities to investigate serious allegations of torture, including forced ‘virginity tests’, inflicted by the army on women protesters arrested in Cairo’s Tahrir […]

The Philippines’ population debate – 101 East – Al Jazeera English

March 19, 2011

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Family planning is one of the Philippines’ most volatile policy areas. A reproductive health bill which would give information and access to all forms of contraception has been delayed in Congress for more than 16 years. In that time, the population in the predominantly Roman Catholic country has almost doubled, draining health and economic resources. […]

Indiana Bill Would Force Doctors To Tell Women That Having An Abortion May Lead To Breast Cancer

March 12, 2011

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Amanda TerkelHuffPost Reporting, March 12, 2011 WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters rallied at the Indiana statehouse on Tuesday in opposition to restrictive abortion measures that would, among other things, require doctors to tell pregnant women about a controversial theory that says having an abortion could lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. House Bill […]

‘Roman Polanski did less damage than US justice system’, victim claims

March 12, 2011

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Saturday 12 March 2011 The woman raped by Roman Polanski when she was 13 has accepted his apology, claiming that she was more traumatised by the ensuing legal battles than the assault itself.Samantha Geimer claims the US legal system caused her more damage than Roman Polanski who apologised to her. Samantha Geimer claims the US […]

Ga. Law Could Give Death Penalty for Miscarriages

March 10, 2011

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— By Jen Phillips| Wed Feb. 23, 2011 4:32 AM PST It’s only February, but this year has been a tough one for women’s health and reproductive rights. There’s a new bill on the block that may have reached the apex (I hope) of woman-hating craziness. Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin—who last year proposed making […]