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Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: A Global Call To Action

May 28, 2012


by Jessica PiekloMay 28, 2012 Today is International Day of Action For Women’s Health and a renewed push to ensure that every woman and girl has her right to bodily autonomy recognized worldwide. To mark the day the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights is launching its Call for Action 2012: “Full Recognition of Young […]

Gender and Inequality: How the U.S. Stacks Up Against Other OECD Countries

May 24, 2012


The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released the 2012 Better Life Index with two new and striking additions this year. For the first time, each of 11 categories that are used to measure well-being will be compared against gender and socioeconomic inequality, giving a fuller picture of the quality of life […]

Gag Me: Stop a Global Reproductive Health Disaster

May 23, 2012


by Mindy TownsendMay 22, 2012 The opposition to abortion rights have become even more powerful in recent years. In 2011 alone, 69 anti-choice measures were passed in 26 states. While this is very bad news for women across the country, acceptance of this type of extreme morality policing has another victim: developing countries. Enter the […]

HEALTH: Treat the mother – save the baby

May 16, 2012


Photo: Super.heavy/FlickrSomething to smile about… LONDON, 16 May 2012 (IRIN) – The past decade has seen great advances in child survival, but while toddlers and small children are benefiting, the death rate for new-born babies remains stubbornly high. Now a new report suggests that paying more attention to their mothers’ health, and focusing on certain […]

What’s the deal with the female condom?

May 14, 2012


Advocates trying to share the word about safe-sex method that’s not so well-known By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye3:22 p.m. CDT, May 13, 2012 The excuses for not wearing a condom often sound like this: “I hate them.” “They’re too tight.” “I don’t have one.” In the face of such complaints, public health officials are pushing a […]

To Save Mothers, Let’s Lower 5 Basic Risks

May 10, 2012


WeNews commentator Thursday, May 10, 2012 Eighty percent of all maternal deaths globally can be attributed to five basic risks. Let’s do more to treat hemorrhage, infection, unsafe abortion, hypertensive disorders and obstructed labor. (WOMENSENEWS)–While working in remote Papua New Guinea last year with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres my team and I heard about […]

U.S. Moms Die at Higher Rate than Irish, Italian

May 9, 2012


By Samantha Kimmey WeNews correspondent Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Scandinavian nations continue to dominate the annual healthy motherhood rankings by Save the Children. This year Niger came in last, just behind Afghanistan. The United States rose six spots because of girls’ access to education, not better health. (WOMENSENEWS)–Pregnancy and motherhood can bring joy and or […]