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:

Gays have rights too: The Caribbean Dilemma | Kaieteur News

Why 200 Lesbian Torture Clinics Are Still Operating in Ecuador | Huffington Post


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Happy Anniversary! PROFAMIL Haiti Celebrates 27 Years

Join us in wishing a very happy birthday to IPPF/WHR Member Association PROFAMIL Haiti! Today, we celebrate the progress the organization has made since its founding 27 years ago, especially its accomplishments since the devastating earthquake in 2010.


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A visit with PROFAMIL in Haiti

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:

Mobile clinics offer birth control services in Guatemala | BBC News

How Birth Control And Abortion Became Politicized | NPR

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U.N. Rules that Peru Must Relax Restrictions on Abortion

On November 7, 2011 an international human rights body condemned Peru for violating the human rights of a young woman seeking legal abortion services in the country and ruled that the government must ease its restrictions on abortion.


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Advocacy in the region: Young people’s sexual rights in Peru

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:

Live chat on population 7 billion | Grist

Herman Cain's Planned Parenthood 'genocide' slur | The Guardian


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House Democrats Defend UNFPA

A group of 122 House Democrats fought back today against what they called “a systematic and baseless campaign of misinformation” from House Republicans about UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.


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Staff Appreciation Lunch with NEST

On November 2nd, IPPF/WHR's staff received a midday treat from long-time supporters Jerry and Diane Cunningham. During a trip with us to Colombia in October 2010, the Cunninghams were inspired by the work of Profamilia, an IPPF/WHR Member Association that has centers throughout the country.


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Carmen Barroso and Sandeep Bathala Talk 7 Billion with Grist

In her opening remarks for Monday's live chat about population issues for Grist, IPPF/WHR Regional Director Carmen Barroso stated that the birth of the 7 billionth person "presents a tremendous opportunity to ensure a sustainable response in terms of the sexual and reproductive health needs of millions who lack acce


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Our World at 7 Billion: Impact

Our World at 7 Billion: Impact

The 7th billionth person is estimated to be born today, and over the past seven days, we have been exploring the things this person will need to live a happy, healthy, and empowered life.


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Our World at 7 Billion: Maternal Health & Safe Abortion

Our World at 7 Billion: Maternal Health & Safe Abortion

Maternal health is a cornerstone of quality public health, and it has been the focus of global development goals and debates since the 1980s. Nonetheless, the United Nations reports that more than 350,000 women and girls die each year during pregnancy and childbirth, with 99% of these deaths occurring in developing countries.


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Our World at 7 Billion: Universal Access
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