Critics Question New Study Asserting U.S. Policy Increases Abortion in Africa
According to a new article published in The Lancet Global Health, so-called Mexico City Policy is linked to increased abortions in sub-Saharan Africa, due to reduced contraceptive use and more unintended pregnancies.
WHO Report Endorses Do-it-Yourself Abortion
The idea of self-induced abortion has a long history as a scare tactic in legal debates over abortion both in the United States and around the world.
Une Étude Conteste le Lien entre le VIH et Depo Provera ; les Femmes Africaines Insistent sur le fait que les Résultats ne sont « Pas des Bonnes Nouvelles »
Pendant des décennies, un débat international a fait rage sur la question de savoir si l’utilisation du contraceptif injectable Depo Provera augmentait le risque des femmes de contracter le VIH lorsqu’elles sont exposées au virus.
Study Disputes Link Between HIV and Depo Provera; African Women Insist Results are “Not Good News”
For decades, an international debate has raged over whether the use of the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera increases women’s risk of contracting HIV when exposed to the virus.
Political Activism Supplants Medical Evidence in New International Diagnostic Manual
Transgender rights activists are claiming a major victory as the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted an updated version of its diagnostic manual, removing “transsexualism” from its chapter on mental disorders and putting “gender incongruity” into a newly-created chapter on sexual health.
UN Human Rights Experts Lobby for Change in U.S. Abortion Laws
Several U.S. states are passing laws that strongly restrict abortion, aimed at challenging the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. In Geneva, the human rights bodies of the UN are watching closely, and some experts claim that beyond being unconstitutional, these abortion bans violate international human rights standards.
Abortion Hard-Liners Want U.S. Kicked Out of G7
In a series of catty comments on social media, abortion advocates, including one former government minister, have questioned whether the United States should be allowed to remain in the Group of 7 (G7) coalition of the world’s largest economies.
Report: Abortion Laws Driven by Animus and Not Science
A recent international analysis examining the “legal determinants of health” took aim at legal restrictions on abortion, framing such restrictions as harmful to public health.
Scholars Accuse UK Government of Censoring Research Findings
Two British scientists have charged the UK government with censorship for omitting information that cast a negative light on government programs related to “unwanted pregnancies.”
UN Spokesman Dismisses the Need for UN Agreement on Abortion
The chief spokesman for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently told an audience in Washington DC that his agency is sponsoring a negotiating session in Kenya because they cannot find agreement among the UN Member States in New York.