Abortion Laws Liberalizing in Latin America, But Implementation is Slow

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.

Medical Students Taking on Misconceptions and Stereotypes

Three med students in India talk about an ASAP Asia workshop they participated in on gender, sexuality, and abortion.

Doctors in Peru Become Strong Champions of Safe and Legal 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.

Making Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Accessible for Everyone, Everywhere

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.

Bills to Expand Access to Abortion Debated in Peru and Argentina

On Tuesday, the Argentinian and Peruvian Congresses debated bills to expand access to safe and legal abortion.

Thousands March for Changes to Abortion Law in Argentina

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.

Math, Science…and Sex! Peruvian Ministry of Education Elevates Importance of Sexuality Education

The Peruvian Ministry of Education has taken the bold move to incorporate issues related to sexuality into its mainstream national educational framework.

After 90-Year Delay, Peru Releases Protocols for Legal Abortion Services

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 womanā€™s health.

Can Sex Education Reduce Violence in Honduras?

Disturbed by the violence they see daily, an organization in Tegucigalpa uses comprehensive sexuality education programs ā€“ which focus on gender equality and human rights ā€“ as a tool to prevent violence and promote healthy relationships.