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World Population Day in Six Eye-Popping Charts

Despite strides the world has made towards gender equality, teenage girls remain extremely vulnerable. Too many girls continue to see their rights abridged and prospects diminished by discrimination, exploitation and…

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Young volunteers meet critical reproductive health needs in Liberia

Jackie knows about heartbreak. She became pregnant in the ninth grade and was forced to leave school. Then, when her baby was nearly two years old, she suddenly fell sick. “I took her to the clinic. But when I came back…

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Amid war devastation, Central African youth become agents of peace

In the Central African Republic, an entire generation of youth has been scarred by more than three years of relentless bloodshed. But today, as a fragile stability takes hold, a peer education programme is helping the…

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Cambodian smash hit Love9 tackles taboo subject: sexual health

“My engine is still working!” a young man in a clinic yelled gleefully, having just testing negative for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Patients in the waiting room turned to gawk at him. It was a scene from…

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Thousands of pregnant women displaced by Boko Haram in Niger

DIFFA, Niger/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee south-eastern Niger following an attack by Boko Haram militants in early June. UNFPA estimates some 3,000 pregnant women are…

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Carmen Barroso and Childbirth with Dignity Foundation win 2016 UN Population Award

Women's health and rights took centre stage at yesterday's United Nations Population Award ceremony, held at UN Headquarters in New York. The UN honoured Brazilian social scientist Carmen Barroso and the…

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Nuns schooled on sexual and reproductive health in Bhutan

Nuns might seem like the last people needing sexual and reproductive health education. But in the tiny, landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan, holy women are being empowered by this information – and they, in turn, are…

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"Best friends" save women’s lives in war-weary Central African Republic

Mathilde learned she was pregnant under the direst of circumstances: in a displacement camp in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where she was struggling to support herself with no partner or parents.

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Youth with disabilities face staggering loss of rights

Stripped of their most fundamental reproductive rights, women with disabilities are too often denied access to contraception, subject to forced abortion or sterilization, or denied information about their bodies and…

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