Since I was a girl, I had a passion for understanding the health system and social inequalities. When I walked through the streets of Peru, I saw people asking for help and wondered why there was no one to care for them. As I got older, I decided to become a nurse. I wanted to be part of the health...Read more
Since I was a girl, I had a passion for understanding the health system and social inequalities. When I walked through the streets of Peru, I saw people asking for help and wondered why there was no one to care for them. As I got older, I decided to become a nurse. I wanted to be part of the health...Read more
Since the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration, “Preventing through Education” in 2008, the regional political response toward comprehensive sexuality has been favorable. Nevertheless, there have also been delays and setbacks in some countries. These gaps notwithstanding, governments have become...Read more
Since the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration, “Preventing through Education” in 2008, the regional political response toward comprehensive sexuality has been favorable. Nevertheless, there have also been delays and setbacks in some countries. These gaps notwithstanding, governments have become...Read more
You know where I get birth control pills? I get them in my mailbox. Every three months, I receive a large, white envelope that gives me the freedom to choose when and whether to have a child. I thought about this envelope when I was in the jungle in Peru, where many women live their entire lives...Read more
You know where I get birth control pills? I get them in my mailbox. Every three months, I receive a large, white envelope that gives me the freedom to choose when and whether to have a child. I thought about this envelope when I was in the jungle in Peru, where many women live their entire lives...Read more
When 19-year-old Adrianna became pregnant, she didn’t understand what had happened. “My boyfriend said he was taking care of himself,” she explains. Adrianna, who lives in the Victor Gonzales squatter settlement in El Callao, Peru, with her 11-month-old son and five other relatives, hadn’t received...Read more
When 19-year-old Adrianna became pregnant, she didn’t understand what had happened. “My boyfriend said he was taking care of himself,” she explains. Adrianna, who lives in the Victor Gonzales squatter settlement in El Callao, Peru, with her 11-month-old son and five other relatives, hadn’t received...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