A “deaf village” in Ghana and its marriage prohibition for deaf partners

Adamorobe is a village in Ghana where the historical presence of a hereditary form of deafness resulted in a high number of deaf inhabitants. In 1975, a law was introduced to reduce the number of deaf people in Adamorobe: deaf people cannot marry each other in order to avoid deaf offspring.

Telemedicine abortion care a boon for rural patients in Alaska and : All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Indiana

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Two stories: Patients are seen sooner and closer to home in clinics where medical abortion pills are offered through a video-conferencing system.The Oakland-based organization opened All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, a Bloomington, Indiana drop-in center that offers adoption information, abortion referrals, and parenting support.

Ireland: Listener sends a powerful response to a radio talk show discussion on abortion following rape

Founder of the Irish Abortion Survivors Network, Melissa Ohden, on a radio show outlined her belief that abortion should not be allowed in cases of rape. Her comments were met with a passionate reaction from both sides of the issue, as listeners tweeted and texted into the show. Read this response on the importance of choice.

Zika and pregnancy in Brazil: special thematic section

Zika virus and women, by Debora Diniz; The debate on abortion and Zika: lessons from the AIDS epidemic, by Thais Medina Coeli Rochel de Camargo; Women’s reproductive rights and the Zika virus epidemic, Jacqueline Pitanguy; Comment on the paper by Pitanguy, by Florencia Luna; Ensuring a rights-based health sector response to women affected by Zika, by Paige Baum, Anna Fiastro, Shane Kunselman, et al; Comment on the article by Baum et al, by Ana Maria González Vélez; Zika and reproductive justice, by Alexandra Minna Stern

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