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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

Documenting the Dark Side of Maternal Mental Health

by Danielle Steer –USA – Suicide is a common postpartum complication. When I first heard that 1 in 7 women suffer from a maternal mental health […]

Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Healthcare, Mental Health, Motherhood, Science & Technology

Indigenous Interpreters Provide Missing Link for Natividad Medical Center Patients

by Kate Daniels Kurz, The WIP Director Natividad Medical Center, located in Salinas, California – the heart of California’s “Salad Bowl” – is one of the […]

Business & Economy, California, Employment, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Immigration, Indigenous Culture, Language, Mexico, Social Change, Teaching & Learning, United States

Sex Workers in India Move from Stigma to Empowerment

by Urmila Chanam –India– “I believe we still have not reached the last sex worker and we will walk until we reach her.” – Ashodaya Samithi […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, India, Sex Work

Religious Beliefs Prevent Kenyan Parents from Seeking Conventional Medicine for Children

by Rachel Muthoni –Kenya– In a bid to keep their religious faith, some Kenyan parents do not take their children to hospitals, even for the most […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Laws & Legislation, Religion, The World

VIP Falcon Health Care in the United Arab Emirates

by Victoria Aitken –UK– Ever heard of a hospital which is an international tourist attraction recommended by guidebooks and airlines? Where state of the art medical […]

Animals, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Middle East, Science & Technology

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

Inflation in Kenya Drives Women to Commercial Sex Work

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- With the current inflation in Kenya, the number of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Nakuru, the capital of the most populated Rift […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Poverty, Prostitution, Sex Work, Violence Against Women

When Breast Implants Are Ticking Time Bombs: The PIP Scandal

by Aralena Malone-Leroy –France– In late December 2011, while most Europeans were doing last-minute holiday shopping and preparing for gargantuan meals and family festivities, hundreds of […]

Feature Articles, France, Healthcare, Science & Technology, The Beauty Myth, The WIP Editorial

Cancer in Kenya Should Not Be A Death Certificate

by Joyce J. Wangui -Kenya- Biopsy, mammogram, and chemotherapy are words all too familiar with cancer patients. Death is another word often at the tip of […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Science & Technology

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

Resurgence of Kidney Tourism in Pakistan

by Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– A version of the following article was originally published August 12, 2009. In light of recent reports of illegal kidney transplants in […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Pakistan