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17 November 2017

Choosing contraceptives for healthier mothers and children

“I remember very well when the midwife told me that women should (wait) at least two years before giving birth to another child,” says Rahamatoullah Mohamed Maâmoune, 31. “Because a woman who is pregnant less than two...

8 November 2017

A secret pregnancy in the Comoros: One teen’s story

Sara* was 17 when she found out she was pregnant. Living in a rural village in the Comoros, she carried the entire pregnancy in secret, and then gave birth in a hospital bathroom.

1 November 2017

Healthier sex lives for young persons with disabilities

For all adolescents the issues of puberty, intimacy, relationships, love, sex and reproductive health including contraception are complicated. For young persons with disabilities, navigating this terrain is much tougher.

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