Published on Oct 24, 2012 by VOAvideo
More than 7,000 girls in New York City become pregnant by the age of 17 each year. Nearly two-thirds have abortions. Now, some New York public high schools are expanding a program to provide birth control to students as young as 14 who request it. That expansion has become controversial with some parents. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
Oct 6, 2011
A new study finds that the use of a hormonal contraceptive popular with women in eastern and southern Africa doubles their risk of becoming infected with HIV. And when it is used by HIV-infected women, it doubles the risk they will infect their male partners. The large study was conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV – the virus that causes AIDS – has been spread mainly through heterosexual sex.
Offering “birth spacing” to women turns out to be much more palatable than “birth limitation.”
Dec 8, 2011
With the global population reaching 7 billion this year, doctors and health officials are advocating better family planning methods. Senegal, where some 2,000 international delegates gathered in early December to tackle the issues.
Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania can get the “morning-after” pill by putting $25 into a vending machine. The pill’s availability in a vending machine appears to be rare, if not unprecedented. (Feb. 7, 2012)
Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention – Awkward Times :30
In the United States, fully 7 in 10 pregnancies among unmarried women age 18-29 are described by women themselves as unplanned – one of the highest levels in the developed world.
The consequences of unplanned pregnancy are significant, expensive, and affect not only the young adults themselves, but also their children and families. Consequences include: fewer opportunities for mothers to complete their education or achieve other life goals; more health risks; diminished likelihood of forming committed, mature relationships; lower likelihood of stable families; and a higher likelihood of poverty.
This campaign aims to reduce high rates of unplanned pregnancies among young women (18 -24), by encouraging them to find the best method of birth control for them, and use it more carefully and consistently.
The PSAs let women know there is a birth control method out there for them, and directs them to Bedsider.org, a new comprehensive online and mobile program designed to make birth control easier. Bedsider includes easy ways to explore and compare various birth control methods, videos of real women describing their personal experiences with each method, and birth control and appointment reminders sent by text or email — everything women need to find the best birth control method, stay on it, and use it successfully.
The world’s seven billionth person will be born into a population more aware than ever of the challenges of sustaining life on a crowded planet but no closer to a consensus about what to do about it.
The United Nations says the world’s seven billionth baby will be born on October 31.
The body has expressed concern over the standard of living for the ever increasing number of people on the planet and skyrocketing demand for healthcare, education, resources and jobs.
And it is the poorer countries that are affected most, as Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri reports from central Kenya for our special series, Crowded Planet.
If your love is boundless, take care of yourself and others.
Wear a condom…
The Chinese regime will mark 30 years of its one-child policy on Saturday. It’s a controversial law that limits many couples to one child. Those who violate it can face stiff fines, a salary cut, or even forced abortion.
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Ukrainian women are having fewer abortions.
[Valentina Kolomiychuk , Ministry of Obstetric Health]:
“Over the past year according to official statistics, including statistics from the private and public institutions, there were registered 180,000 abortions, this is about 15 per thousand women of childbearing age.”
Compared with the previous year, this number decreased by 20 thousand women. Doctors believe the number of abortions in the country will continue to decrease.
Galina, a midwife, has saved the lives of several hundred children. That’s how many women she persuaded to not have an abortion.
Lonely graffiti penis searches for a partner. All are unwilling until he finds some protection…