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In Turkmenistan, a reproductive health campaign changes attitudes

Too few women undergo health screenings that can identify life-threatening reproductive diseases. A new campaign aims to change that.

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One year on, Rohingya women and girls seek safety – and a chance to heal

“The kind of support women need, a doctor can’t provide. The wound is inside.”

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After infertility, isolation and displacement, refugee in Iraq finds a place to heal

He started calling her “less of a woman,” and treating her as a housekeeper rather than a partner.

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“People like you should not have sex” – Young people with disabilities claim their right to reproductive health

When Stella, born with albinism, walked into a health centre for information on family planning, she was told instead to turn to celibacy.

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Violence in Syria casts long shadow on refugee women, girls

“He insulted my sister, then he slapped her across the face,” said Bissal*, a Syrian refugee.

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Relief for women facing treacherous journey to medical care in Guinea-Bissau

Until last month, if a woman needed an emergency Caesarean section on the island of Bubaque, she had to take a five-hour boat ride to the capital city.

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From human bomb to paralegal, Boko Haram survivor helps heal her community

When Halima was only 15, her husband said they were going on a fishing trip. Instead, he took her to a Boko Haram training camp.

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“I felt I was in hell” – Escalating hostilities threaten thousands of pregnant women in Yemen’s Hodeidah

Escalating violence in Hodeidah, Yemen, threatens the city’s estimated 90,000 pregnant women and girls.

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Exile wreaks havoc on refugees’ sexual and reproductive health

“The infections often start happening in Syria, where women lack access to clean water and hygiene supplies,” midwife Neval told UNFPA.

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