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BRAZIL – Abortion: Why is decriminalization necessary? Arguments presented to the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court at the Public Hearing of ADPF 442, 3-6 August 2018

On 3-6 August 2018, Brazil’s Supreme Court held a public hearing on ADPF 442, the petition to decriminalise abortion in the first trimester. The Anis Bioethical Institute has now published an outlines of the many arguments presented at the hearing ...

EUROPE/LATIN AMERICA – Criminalisation under scrutiny: how constitutional courts are changing their narrative by using public health evidence in abortion cases 

This article explains how the strategic use of public health evidence, showing that criminalisation of abortion does not result in lower abortion rates, is changing the way judges are confronting constitutional challenges to abortion regulations. The state may have a ...

SMALL RESEARCH GRANTS – Call for applications for SRHR research linked to the mass migration crisis in the Americas

The Human Reproduction and Tropical Diseases Programmes based at the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization and CEMICAMP (Centre for Research in Reproductive Health) in Brazil are pleased to announce a Call for Applications for ...

TEXAS, USA – Reducing under-reporting of stigmatized pregnancy outcomes: results from a mixed-methods study of self-managed abortion in Texas using the list-experiment method

Accurately measuring stigmatized experiences is a challenge across reproductive health research. In this study, we tested a novel method – the list experiment – that aims to reduce under-reporting of sensitive events by asking participants to report how many of ...

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION – Abandoned: a documentary film about the tragic consequences of conscientious objection

This 90-minute documentary film by the Initiative for Reproductive Health Information, made with filmmaker Patricia Josefine Marchart, is about the tragic consequences for women when doctors refuse to perform a legal abortion for reasons of “conscience”. It tells the stories ...

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION – An advertisement for emergency contraception

DKT's boundary-pushing new commercial features a couple's journey from the bedroom to the pharmacy to find the Lydia emergency contraceptive pill. Since its airing, pharmacists have reported that women have begun to simply ask for "the pill they saw on ...
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