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Dispatches From The War On Women: Contraception Could Be Illegal Again

June 6, 2012


by Jessica PiekloJune 5, 2012 Welcome to Dispatches, your round-up of the latest news from the frontlines of the War on Women. Have a story from your state or an idea on how to push back? Share them here and fight back against the War on Women. When thinking of possible legal challenges to abortion […]

Melinda Gates Investing Billions In Contraception (Video)

May 10, 2012


by Judy MollandMay 9, 2012 Just in time for Mothers’ Day, we are learning that Melinda Gates has decided to make birth control her signature issue. “My goal is to get this back on the global agenda,” she tells Newsweek. And she plans to use the Gates Foundation, worth almost $34 billion, to put her […]

Time for a second sexual revolution?

April 28, 2012


Posted on 27 April 2012. Kate TownshendWVoN co-editor A new contraceptive that lasts for as long as ten years, is easily reversible and has almost no side effects might sound too good to be true. But a procedure that promises all of this and more may well be on the market in India within the […]

Uzbekistan’s policy of secretly sterilising women

April 16, 2012


By Natalia AntelavaBBC World Service12 April 2012 The BBC has been told by doctors that Uzbekistan is running a secret programme to sterilise women – and has talked to women sterilised without their knowledge or consent. Adolat has striking looks, a quiet voice and a secret that she finds deeply shameful. She knows what happened […]