In partnership with 41 Member Associations in the Americas and the Caribbean, IPPF/WHR is making significant progress toward ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights are a reality for all in the region. Increasingly, governments are acknowledging the importance of investing in women’s...Read more
In partnership with 41 Member Associations in the Americas and the Caribbean, IPPF/WHR is making significant progress toward ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights are a reality for all in the region. Increasingly, governments are acknowledging the importance of investing in women’s...Read more
“The quality of care in the public health care system is very poor," said Neuci, a mother of two teenage daughters who lives in Cachoeirinha, Brazil. Cachoeirinha is a large favela located outside Rio de Janeiro. It is a neighborhood where poverty, violence, and drug use are rampant, and the rate...Read more
I’ve never been tested for HIV under the thick, heavy air of a Haitian tent city or spent three hours crossing stingray-infested rivers in the Amazon jungle to receive pre-natal care. It’s likely I will never have to walk for miles along perilous roads in the Andes Mountains to be vaccinated...Read more
In the midst of a week of torrential rains, floods, and mudslides so severe that a state of emergency was declared, Dr. Zanotty and three clinical staff inch their vehicle through the countryside of Guatemala. The drive takes longer than normal as they traverse washed out bridges and carefully make...Read more
Mexico has the second largest economy in Latin America, but about 52% of the country’s total income held by the wealthiest 20% of the population, and persistent inequalities remain a major challenge to development. The fact that Mexico's population is very young— 29% of Mexicans are between the...Read more
Mexico has the second largest economy in Latin America, but about 52% of the country’s total income held by the wealthiest 20% of the population, and persistent inequalities remain a major challenge to development. The fact that Mexico's population is very young— 29% of Mexicans are between the...Read more
The freedom to express our sexuality is an integral part of our happiness and well-being. However, people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to majority norms often face stigma and discrimination by the state and by society. Over 70 countries criminalize same-sex sexual...Read more
The freedom to express our sexuality is an integral part of our happiness and well-being. However, people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to majority norms often face stigma and discrimination by the state and by society. Over 70 countries criminalize same-sex sexual...Read more
In several countries throughout the world, poverty, stigma, and legal restrictions severely limit people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services, such as contraception, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and counseling on options when facing an unintended pregnancy. The need...Read more