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Restricting Abortion: A Questionable Tool for Increasing Macedonia’s Birth Rate

by Natasha Dokovska –Macedonia– In 2013, Macedonia’s Christian Democrat party adopted a new law on termination of pregnancy restricting a woman’s right to a safe and […]

Abortion, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Laws & Legislation, Macedonia, Politics & Democracy, The World, Women's Rights

Empowering Pakistani Women through Education and Family Planning

by Zubeida Mustafa -Pakistan- Empowerment is opening up new spaces for personal development for women in Pakistan. As opportunities for education come within their reach women […]

Feature Articles, Healthcare, Reproductive Rights, Teaching & Learning, Women's Empowerment

Choice Words: An Interview with Jennifer Baumgardner on Reproductive Rights

Originally published at IPPF/WHR “How will you marshal your power, skills, and values to make the world a place in which all people matter?” asks Jennifer […]

Reproductive Rights, The WIP Talk

MEXFAM Thrives Despite Threats to Safe Abortion in Mexico

Originally published at IPPF/WHR Last week The Nation published a story on “Mexico’s Anti-Abortion Backlash.” In the article, writer Mary Cuddehe examines the criminalization of abortion […]

Abortion, Mexico, The WIP Talk

Giving Childbirth Back to Women through the Support of a Doula

by Jenny Shapiro –USA– During my three years at International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), I have been fortunate—and humbled—to work with incredible colleagues […]

Family, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Reproductive Rights, The World, Women's Rights

Philippine Fertility Rate Is One of the Highest in Asia: Santa Clara, Segundina and Other Stories

by Tess Raposas – Philippines – In this predominantly Catholic country, people often pray for divine intervention from Santa Clara (Saint Claire), the patron saint of […]

Asia, Feature Articles, Philippines, Reproductive Rights, The World

Exploring the Edge: Young Couple Brings the Rita Project and Birth Write to Los Angeles

by Sarah McGowan Features & Photo Editor, The WIP – USA – Recently relocated to Los Angeles, artists Kim Strouse and Joseph Michael Lopez are no […]

Abortion, Activism, Art, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Los Angeles, Mental Health, Photography, United States

Home Birth, Safe Birth

by Janelle Weiner – USA – Women in the US make a lot of choices before their babies are born, from which foods to eat, to […]

Feature Articles, Motherhood, Reproductive Rights, Science & Technology