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Child bride and fistula survivor becomes an advocate for change

Fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries, and it is almost entirely preventable.

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Debilitating childbirth injury takes major toll on women

Obstetric fistula affects the most vulnerable, marginalized women – those without access to quality obstetric care.

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In war-torn Yemen, a devastating childbirth injury, then a glimpse of hope

On Wednesday, the world will observe the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.

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Expanding family planning choices for women in the Philippines

Access to a wide range of contraceptive options is critical to fulfilling the human right to family planning.

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Haiti vasectomy campaign draws over 300 per cent anticipated turnout

“At 55, I already have four children. I realized that I do not have enough resources to take care of more mouths in my family,” said one man who chose to get a vasectomy.

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Midwife describes working under ISIL, taking a dangerous stand for women

“I knew that I was risking my life," Um Qassem told UNFPA.

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Fifty years ago, it became official: Family planning is a human right

On 13 May, 1968, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right. But 50 years later, this right is under attack.

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Nepal’s first midwives waiting in the wings to save women’s lives

New midwifery course in Nepal aims to elevate midwives, save mothers.

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A young activist in Malawi campaigns to keep girls out of marriage and in school

At 21, Jenipher Sanni has already lived two lives: as a wife, and now again as a student. Now, she mentors other girls.

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