Microcephaly in northeastern Brazil: a review of 16 208 births between 2012 and 2015

Juliana Sousa Soares de Araújo, Cláudio Teixeira Regis, Renata Grigório Silva Gomes, et al Bulletin of the World Health Organization E-pub: 4 February 2016 http://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/16-170639.pdf?ua=1 Abstract A recent outbreak of microcephaly has been reported from Northeast Brazil. Neither its aetiology, nor its clinical significance has yet been fully established. A complication from an intrauterine infection with the Zika virus (ZIKV) is, thus far, the most explored hypothesis. In Paraíba, one of the nine States within … Continued

Politician’s claims about abortion following rape are myths

Following a debate over abortion in the case of rape, Peruvian congresswoman Luciana Leon who represents Alianza Popular, claimed that a vaginal wash is an alternative to abortion if a woman has been raped. Susana Chavez from Promsex said “It is very embarrassing, but such arguments have been used by opponents who do not want there to be a debate on abortion”.

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