Guyanan abortion law has been re-interpreted to make it easier for women in remote areas to access abortions. Medexes (persons trained above midwives, but below doctors), midwives, nurses and pharmacists can now provide abortion pills, provided they notify a medical practioner.
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
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Colombia’s Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre has urged the country’s Congress to decriminalise abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The high number of illegal abortions in the country has sparked much debate on the need to reform abortion laws in Colombia.
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”.