JOHANNESBURG, HIV/AIDS: The female condom showdown

JOHANNESBURG, (PlusNews) - Introduced more than 15 years ago, the female condom has gotten a bad rap, with some comparing it to having sex with a plastic bag, while many others still don't know about the only female-controlled HIV prevention method available. Its uptake and distribution have been outpaced by traditional male condoms: according to a recent UNAIDS report, only one donor-funded female condom was available for every 10 women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa last year. … [Read more...]

Abortion …Act of right, race consciousness or spiritual dis-ease?

  A Celebration of Women has no opinion to make on this 'Issue' other than to suggest stopping the Debate and seek a Solution:  "Judging or challenging an 'effect' in life is like pissing in the wind if one nevers seeks the truth to the 'cause'. One would still think that if we, as a society, researched more into the cause; that being 'pregnancy', and less into 'effect'; that being 'abortion', there might be some HOPE for CHANGE."   While abortion can be an election issue, access is … [Read more...]

MADAGASCAR Women Taking Action to tackle population growth …

ANTALAHA, October 2011 (IRIN) - Daniel Soadava and Samoela Razafindramboho are known as "the mean women" in Antalaha, a small town on the east coast of Madagascar. "Men complain that we are always saying bad things about them," they laugh. After forming an association with other women, called Femmes Interessee au Development de Antalaha (FIDA), Soadava, a dentist, and Razafindramboho, a teacher, soon learned that women in their region were desperately in need of more information about … [Read more...]

The Rights to Contraceptive Information for Women and Adolescents

    The Rights to Contraceptive Information and Services for Women and Adolescents Briefing Paper       Download PDF English           This briefing paper examines the right to access contraceptive information and services for women and adolescents. It provides practical guidance for activists, scholars, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, governments and other actors working in the area of sexual and reproductive health to integrate human rights into programmes and … [Read more...]

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