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A publication on reproductive health for women with disabilities is published in Braille

In a win for inclusion, a reproductive health publication for women with disabilities has been published in Braille for the visually impaired.

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Yemeni midwives help deliver hope during Ramadan

Often heard throughout the global pandemic is that essential workers cannot work from home. But the world’s worst humanitarian crisis calls for extraordinary measures. In a country ravaged by conflict, where only half…

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Dominican Republic project champions welfare of mothers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Even with the global pandemic raging, Lucía García says she feels more prepared for childbirth, and better supported, than she did before. 

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Mobile clinics deliver last-mile reproductive health care in Madagascar

Ambovombe is a landlocked district in southern Madagascar, where only about half of health facilities are accessible year-round because of poor roads and challenging terrain. And even if one could get there, the cost of…

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Motherhood on the brink: Pregnant women in Yemen under famine and violence

“It was the morning of a normal working day before fighting escalated close to the hospital. I heard a mother screaming at the gate,” midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed told UNFPA this week at the Al Shaab Hospital in the…

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Sudan sees expanded life-saving reproductive health services, with women at the helm

Farina*, 50, in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, cannot remember how long ago she developed an obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that causes chronic incontinence, infections and, often, ostracism from the…

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We must empower women and girls to claim their bodily autonomy, leaders affirm

“When I was 15, I was to be forcibly married off to a guy I had never met,” Rachana Sunar told a panel held as part of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of women.

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Syria’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls

This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict.

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One year into the pandemic, UNFPA estimates 12 million women have seen contraceptive interruptions, leading to 1.4 million unintended pregnancies

An estimated 12 million women have experienced disruptions in their family planning services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to 1.4 million unintended pregnancies, according to new estimates released today by…

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