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Date: 03/17/2017
Source: The Hindu
Type: In the News
Instead of putting its efforts into improving the delivery of existing contraceptive methods, the government has recently chosen to introduce the injectable contraceptive, depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), which is known to have adverse effects on women’s health. The articulation of population as a ‘problem’ or talking in terms of a ‘population explosion’ is deeply problematic, for it...
Date: 03/17/2017
Source: Coastweek
Type: In the News
Policymakers and health campaigners attended the launch of The Challenge Initiative (TCI) which is supported by bilateral donors and foundations to expand access to contraceptives among women of child bearing age in the region. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for planning and devolution, Mwangi Kiunjuri said the launch of a home grown initiative to reactivate family planning services is timely as the...
Date: 03/17/2017
Source: Malawi 24
Type: In the News
Nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in Malawi that provide and promote abortion after receiving funds from the United States will have to anticipate for aid cut as the Donald Trump administration signed a decree to do so. Weeks ago, the US leader reinstated a global gag rule that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion. The order known as the Mexico City policy,...
Date: 03/16/2017
Source: Agence Ivoirienne de Presse
Type: In the News
Dans le cadre de la Journée internationale de la femme, une quinzaine d’associations féminines de Yamoussoukro ont été sensibilisées vendredi et samedi, sur les méthodes de planification familiale par l’Agence ivoirienne de marketing social (AIMAS), en vue de promouvoir la santé de la reproduction et d’éveiller leur conscience sur le sujet. La tournée de sensibilisation a été organisée en...
Date: 03/16/2017
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
Roukaya Hamani has an in-law problem. Her husband’s parents want more grandbabies, but she doesn’t want any more children right now. She’s already given birth four times; one of the babies died, and so now she has three, ages seven, five, and 16 months. She’s 18 years old. “I just pray to God to bless those three babies I have,” she says. The local health centre in her village of Darey Maliki...
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