Top 6 Books of 2011

We asked our staff to name the books they enjoyed reading this year that feature sexual and reproductive health and rights in Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean. The following are their responses:

Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta


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Top 8 Films of 2011

Top 8 Films of 2011

We asked our staff to name the films they enjoyed watching this year that feature sexual and reproductive health and rights in Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean. The following are their responses:

La Otra Familia

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Top 16 Photographs of 2011 (Part One)

Top 16 Photographs of 2011 (Part Two)

As a network of 40 sexual and reproductive health organizations across North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, IPPF/WHR staff travels to many countries throughout the year to help strengthen the capacity of our Member Associations, which provide family planning and related health services in accordance with the local needs, customs, and laws.


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Top 16 Photographs of 2011 (Part One)

Top 16 Photographs of 2011 (Part One)

As a network of 40 sexual and reproductive health organizations across North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, IPPF/WHR staff travels to many countries throughout the year to help strengthen the capacity of our Member Associations, which provide family planning and related health services in accordance with the local needs, customs, and laws.


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Top 16 Photographs of 2011 (Part Two)

VIDEO: 20/20 Features MEXFAM's Work to Reduce Maternal Mortality

As part of a year-long series on global health, ABC's "20/20" featured the work our Member Association in Mexico, MEXFAM, is doing to promote the sexual and reproductive health rights of women and families.

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TONIGHT: 20/20 Features MEXFAM's Work to Reduce Maternal Mortality

TONIGHT: 20/20 Features MEXFAM's Work to Reduce Maternal Mortality

As part of a year-long series on global health, ABC's "20/20" will air a segment tonight at 10PM EST featuring our Member Association in Mexico, MEXFAM. The segment will look at the role family planning has on reducing maternal mortality in Mexico, and the opposition that reproductive health advocates too often face.


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From Mississippi to Mexico: Challenging 'Life Begins at Conception'

News from the Region

Below are news stories, blog posts, and other resources released this week regarding sexual and reproductive health Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean:

Cervical Cancer is Preventable. Let's Make it a Global Priority. | RH Reality Check

Giving Childbirth Back to Women through the Support of a Doula | The WIP

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Preventing Cervical Cancer in Bolivia with the HPV Vaccine

Cervical cancer, one of the most deadly and most preventable non-communicable diseases, will kill around 300,000 women this year. Although the disease is preventable and treatable with a comprehensive approach that includes screening and HPV vaccination, a lack of resources means that women and girls in developing nations make up a staggering 80% of all new cases of cervical cancer and 88% o


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16 Days: Violence Against Women is an International Human Rights Issue

When the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), was charged with sexually assaulting a housekeeper in a New York hotel, the entire world was in shock. More often than not perpetrators of violence against women (VAW) go unpunished, so it was hard to believe that a legal case involving one of the most powerful men on the planet was able to take center stage in international media.


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16 Days: Increasing the Health and Safety of Vulnerable Groups

News from the Region

Below are news stories, blog posts, and other resources released this week regarding sexual and reproductive health Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean:

Why are Women Dying from a Preventable Disease? | The WIP

A Declaration in Support of A Global Campaign for Safe Abortion Access | RH Reality Check

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