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In pictures: Expanding access to safe abortion in India
From Rehkha, who helps to spread the message of safe sex and safe abortion through songs, to Diti, a sex worker who decided she did not want to continue with a pregnancy, meet some of the people expanding safe access to abortion services in India, and the women benefiting from it.
ECHO Trial results show urgent need for great efforts in HIV prevention
IPPF has welcomed the publication of the results of the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) trial – but warned they show how much more must be done urgently to combat HIV acquisition and offer real contraceptive choice.
The Global Gag Rule: Rebuilding trust in Lesotho after devastating funding cuts
When the US administration expanded the Mexico City Policy (aka the Global Gag Rule), the impact on healthcare was felt immediately in hard-to-reach areas in countries like Lesotho. Thanks to emergency funds from SheDecides, Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association is slowly rebuilding.
“The big challenges are teenage pregnancy and early marriage"
Village chief Makholu Mahao was 18 when she got married. Now, nearly 60 years later and as a village leader, she has seen a rise in teen pregnancies and early forced marriage. With the help of Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association and funding from SheDecides, she is doing something about it.