Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more
There are currently 220 million women worldwide who want but don't have access to effective methods of contraception and family planning services. Reproductive health is important at both the family level and the national level: by reducing health care costs, infant mortality, adolescent...Read more
The Mobile Health Unit team consists of a nurse, doctor, educator, and driver who work three weeks straight, visiting a different community each day. In Zudáñez, Bolivia, the team packs a vehicle with a stretcher, an oxygen tank, intravenous kits, a ready supply of contraception, and dozens of...Read more
The Mobile Health Unit team consists of a nurse, doctor, educator, and driver who work three weeks straight, visiting a different community each day. In Zudáñez, Bolivia, the team packs a vehicle with a stretcher, an oxygen tank, intravenous kits, a ready supply of contraception, and dozens of...Read more
In a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and great income inequality, our services—which include contraception, gynecological consultations, and cervical cancer screenings and prevention—are more essential than ever. Our Mobile Health Unit initiative travel through remote...Read more
In a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and great income inequality, our services—which include contraception, gynecological consultations, and cervical cancer screenings and prevention—are more essential than ever. Our Mobile Health Unit initiative travel through remote...Read more
The sexual and reproductive health care needs are big in San Juan de Lurigancho, the most populated district in Peru. Located in Lima—Peru's capital city—the neighborhood is home to nearly one million people and is plagued by urban poverty. Fortunately, the people living in San Juan de Lurigancho...Read more
In one of the most unequal regions in the world, those who are most in need of family planning, comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services are often living in the most remote and impoverished communities. That's why the staff and volunteers at INPPARES, our local...Read more
In one of the most unequal regions in the world, those who are most in need of family planning, comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services are often living in the most remote and impoverished communities. That's why the staff and volunteers at INPPARES, our local...Read more