Reproductive Health Archives - International Youth Coalition


Bill S.240

New York has just passed legislature updating their current laws on Abortion. Some argue that this is a monumental step in protecting reproductive health rights and others claim that it is a moral atrocity. There are many articles stating that this legislature allows for abortion up to birth and strips all rights away from infants. […]

Jordan Mabe | January 24, 2019
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The Rise of Pro-Life

We are now living in a time where 56% of Americans believe abortion to be morally wrong. This is up substantially from 1995, where only 33% of Americans polled would identify as pro-life. So what has caused such a rise in the pro-life movement? Many different people have many different theories on why Americans have […]

Jordan Mabe | December 28, 2018
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International AIDS Conference: Two Sides to the Story, but Where is the Truth?

The International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) is like an unkempt braid. There are three distinct stories intertwined in an effort to resemble a whole, yet the individual strands are still evident. The first story is the one made up of “marginalized groups” advocates, which include “sex workers,” transgender individuals, “men who have sex with men” […]

Abigail Long | August 9, 2018
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Reproductive Health/Family Planning

‘Oral sex is not sex’ says 9th Asian Pacific conference on SRHR

“Undergraduates are now regarding oral.., what I call oral sex as not being sex. This is some other category of behavior.” Says Emeritus Professor Terrence H Hull at the 9th Asia Pacific conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights held in Vietnam in November 2017. Keeping in line with the typical SRHR agenda of […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | April 25, 2018
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“Guidance to focus on the Youth’s Sexuality”

On April 21, 2017, Columbia University hosted an event about the implementation of a guidance called “Fulfill: Young People’s Sexual Rights!” The organizers of this event were the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) together with International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) who developed the guidance. Panelist included representatives […]

Ruth Rosa | May 3, 2017
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Canada Helps Africa with Sexual Reproductive Health

Recently, Canada has developed nine new grants which would ‘improve access to sexual and reproductive health services in Africa.’ Having donated $4.5 million dollars for this research, Canada ensures Africa will one day have a better healthcare system. As mention in the grant, it would help improve maternal and child health globally. An article by […]

Ruth Rosa | April 17, 2017
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Kenya: “We can improve and save millions”

“If we can reach the poorest and the most vulnerable populations with quality sexual and reproductive health information and services, we can save many lives and improve countless others” mentioned news reporter Okun Oliech of U-report, an organization that promotes abortion in Kenya. He wrote this on Friday, April 7th. Kenya’s abortion policy allows women […]

Ruth Rosa | April 12, 2017
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Our First Impressions on CSW61

Co-written by Sarah Kepins and Ruth Rosa   This year we had the privilege of attending the annual Commission on the Status of Women [CSW61] at the United Nations, as C-Fam interns. CSW tries to promote gender equality and empowerment for women. It is important to attend these conferences, as well as the side events, […]

Ruth Rosa | March 14, 2017
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Human Rights

To be or not to be… Abstinent

“BirthControl is no longer covered by health insurance. Congrats USA, you’re doing your part to keep women out of the work force. #smfh.” These words came from the famous actress Jessica Chastain, a week before the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Why? She wanted to show that women are in need of it and […]

Ruth Rosa | January 26, 2017
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The Purpose of Religion According to UNFPA

“Notions that had been held at the alter of religion have been dispelled.” This startling comment was one of many during a UNFPA meeting last week. The special session on partnership with African faith-based organizations during the latest Executive Board meeting of UNFPA, supposedly to address maternal and child health, and realizing the “demographic dividend,” […]

Catherine Birri | February 12, 2016
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