As an ardent defender of abortion rights in Peru, IWHC's grantee partner Promsex is a frequent target of right-wing conservatives. Yet a recent court ruling against a Catholic news agency that deliberately spread misinformation about Promsex is a victory for Peru's long-embattled sexual and reproductive health advocates.
Last month's progress on abortion rights in Chile is one of several examples of reproductive rights advances taking place in Latin American countries, and a trend in the liberalization of abortion laws in the region over two decades.
Three med students in India talk about an ASAP Asia workshop they participated in on gender, sexuality, and abortion.
Abortion to save the life or health of a woman has been legal in Peru since 1924, but the majority of Peruvian women are unable to access it. A growing group of public sector doctors, lawyers, midwives, and psychiatrists in Peru is working to change this.
Women's health and rights advocates will have to collaborate with the public sector to ensure the goals to ensure universal sexual and reproductive health care are achieved.
On Tuesday, the Argentinian and Peruvian Congresses debated bills to expand access to safe and legal abortion.
On Monday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, approximately 3,000 women, men, and children marched in front of the Argentine Congress to urge lawmakers to pass a bill that would give women the right to an abortion, without exception, in the first trimester.
The Peruvian Ministry of Education has taken the bold move to incorporate issues related to sexuality into its mainstream national educational framework.
After a 90-year delay, Peru's health ministry finally released protocols that allow for abortion up to 22 weeks of gestation to protect a woman’s health.