News on Sexual & reproductive health

12 September 2017
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Toda la población de Barbuda fue evacuada durante el Huracán Irma, mientras existía la posibilidad de que otro huracán azotara la isla. © Silva Lauffer/UNDAC
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – El Huracán Irma, una de las tormentas más poderosas que se ha registrado, ha destruido casi todas las facilidades críticas en Barbuda, forzando la evacuación de toda su población a Antigua. Unas... Read more
6 September 2017
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Faith (centre) with her friends Sylvia (right) and Vivian, who all ran away from home to avoid female genital mutilation and child marriage. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
NAIKARRA, Kenya – “I woke up one morning, and my father told me that we were poor and needed money,” said Faith, describing the moment she learned she was engaged. She was 11 years old at the time. Her father explained... Read more
5 September 2017
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Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang speaks with a midwife during her antenatal check-up at the Kiir Mayardit Women's Hospital in Rumbek. ©UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
RUMBEK, South Sudan – Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang is a teacher at a nursery and primary school in Rumbek, a town in central South Sudan. It is her dream job, but it did not come easily. Like many girls in South Sudan, Ms.... Read more
1 September 2017
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Pregnant women wait to be screened at the Kalomba health center during a UNFPA-supported mobile clinic. © UNFPA DRC
KALOMBA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Jacqueline Lusambo is 18 and pregnant, and has spent the last six months living in the bush, hiding from the conflict that rages through Kasai Central, in the Democratic... Read more
29 August 2017
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Midwife Hauwa Lassa (third from left) shows colleagues how to use UNFPA-supplied equipment to safely delivery babies. © Anne Wittenberg/UNFPA
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Retired but not tired. This is how people describe Hauwa Lassa, a nurse and midwife who came out of retirement to care for women and girls affected by the conflict in north-eastern Nigeria. “I have... Read more
29 August 2017
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Babita Rishidev waded for hours in murky floodwaters, carrying her 38-day-old infant. © UNFPA Nepal/Hari Bhusal
KATHMANDU, Nepal – Devastating floods have caused widespread displacement and destruction in southern Nepal, a disaster that has put pregnant women, post-partum mothers and other vulnerable women and girls at serious... Read more
28 August 2017
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Sileshi Deguale recounts his story, explaining why family planning was the right choice for himself and his wife. © UNFPA Ethiopia
SHEBEL BERENTA, Ethiopia – Sileshi Deguale was busy working alongside his family, preparing their land for planting season, but he paused to recall how difficult the work was last year. His wife had been too ill to help... Read more
15 August 2017
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Yveka, de 17 años, visita a una partera profesional en una clínica móvil. © UNFPA
PICHON/BELLE-ANSE, Haití – Delicada y pequeña, Nélia tiene 25 años pero parece una adolescente. Ya ha estado embarazada tres veces, y ha sobrevivido varias tragedias a su corta edad. Vive en Pichon, una comunidad remota... Read more
18 August 2017
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Las mujeres y las niñas se enfrentan a algunos de los mayores desafíos, incluyendo la amenaza de la fiebre del dengue y el Zika que afectan especialmente a las mujeres embarazadas, las barreras en el acceso a la planificación familiar y el mayor riesgo de violencia por razón de género. © UNFPA Perú / Juan Pablo Casapia
PIURA, Perú – Durante los meses de febrero a abril de este año, una serie de intensas lluvias e inundaciones en la costa norte del Perú provocaron una gran cantidad de desplazamientos y daños. Con más de un millón de... Read more
21 August 2017
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Shaina, 16, spoke out about the challenges facing girls at the launch of a campaign to address adolescent pregnancy. © UNFPA Philippines
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – “I want to be a doctor someday,” said Shaina Macmac, 16, a senior at the WPU-Agricultural Science High School in Palawan, a southwestern province of the Philippines. “Aspirations in life... Read more

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