Faced with rising COVID cases and escalating armed conflicts between the military and ethnic armed organizations, many people in Myanmar have had to rely on ethnic health organizations rather than government-connected public facilities for their health care. Myanmar’s fractured health system has been overwhelmed, pushing aside other vital needs—like sexual and reproductive health services.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade officially denies millions of U.S. residents fundamental rights—to health care, to bodily autonomy, and to freedom.
A U.S. state legislator working to protect abortion access in her state is finding inspiration in Mexico’s abortion rights movement. Here’s our Q & A with Rep. Julie von Haefen of North Carolina:
With a third of Pakistan underwater due to record flooding from the 2022 monsoon season, the United Nations Population Fund estimates that around 1.6 million women of reproductive age, including nearly 130,000 pregnant women, need immediate sexual and reproductive health services in flood-affected areas.
Ipas Bolivia is supporting health centers to offer free sexual and reproductive health care to undocumented migrants and training health-care providers in care that is sensitive to the needs of this population.
Around the world, countries are expanding abortion rights and access. Since 2000, 37 countries have liberalized abortion laws. Sadly, the United States is poised to go backward.
The leaked draft from the U.S. Supreme Court signaling the court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that has guaranteed legal abortion in the United States for nearly 50 years, is a radical, rights-denying move.
In Mexico City this week, I got a renewed sense of what it means to make reproductive rights a reality.
How abortion rights advocates cleared the name of Manuela in a landmark case in El Salvador