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UNFPA Reminds Islamists that Women’s Rights Bring Economic Benefit

<p>CAIRO — Two decades of modest advances in women’s health and reproductive rights in the Middle East and north Africa have come under threat by conservative religious forces, the UN’s organisation promoting…

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Getting Men to Use Condoms

<p>This New York Times feature explores the ways in which global health organizations are finding innovative ways of advertising and promoting condom use in order to curb sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted…

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Addressing High-Risk Pregnancies in Northeast Brazil

SALVADOR, Bahia –The tiny baby girl was asleep when UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin came to see her, and her 13-year-old mother was resting nearby.

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Asia-Pacific Experts Meet to Strengthen Health Providers’ Response to Sexual Violence against Women

BANGKOK -- Health officials and gender experts from 12 Asian countries are meeting this week to roll out new guidelines meant to help health workers provide better care for women who have suffered from intimate partner…

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A Platform for Voices of Arab Youth in a Critical Time

CAIRO -- Under the theme of 'Development Challenges and Population Dynamics in a Changing Arab Region', the Regional Population and Development Conference (24-26 June)  provides a platform for young people to…

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Challenges and Opportunities for Advancing the ICPD in Brazil

BRASILIA — At the end of a three-day mission to Brazil, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin left with good news: Brazil is committed to support the International Conference on Population Development review…

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Getting More Health for the Money: Burkina Faso Tries Outsourcing

SABLOGO, Burkina Faso — Although Solange Lamoussa Sawadogo has no medical training, the 28-year-old mother of two is fondly called 'loctoré' – doctor in English – in her village 200 kilometres east of…

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Avoiding and Mitigating the Health Consequences of FGM/C in Ethiopia

AFAR REGION, Ethiopia — Ten-year-old Sadiya Abubakar had suffered for a long time. What should be a natural regular function – urination– had become an ordeal for her.

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Report Calls for Sharper Focus on Adolescent Sexual Health Needs in Humanitarian Response

<p>NEW YORK – Humanitarian organizations must prioritize the sexual and reproductive health needs of displaced adolescents at the earliest opportunity in a crisis to protect young people from sexual violence,…

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