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30 May 2019
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“Do you know why people don’t touch our hands? Because they are thinking, if she’s [having] her period, how does she see she’s [having] it?”   Managing one’s menstrual... Read more
29 May 2019
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ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar—Condoms will no longer be subject to government tax in Madagascar, President Andry Nirina Rajoelina announced at an event to mark the 50th anniversary of UNFPA, the 25th... Read more
28 May 2019
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA has carried forward the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) agenda over the past quarter of a century, despite formidable challenges. During a... Read more
27 May 2019
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JUBA/COX’S BAZAR/UNITED NATIONS – “My periods are a nightmare,” Nyanjuma Galoth, 20, told UNFPA at a civilian protection camp in South Sudan. “They are very painful, and I can’t get any sanitary... Read more
27 May 2019
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Author: UNFPA What is menstruation? What is the menstrual cycle?How is menstruation related to human rights?What do women and girls need to manage their menstruation?What happens when menstruation... Read more
24 May 2019
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more
22 May 2019
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SIMIYU, United Republic of Tanzania – Keflene Yakobo tried to do everything right during her pregnancy. Though she was young – married at age 17 and pregnant at 19 – she was diligent about receiving... Read more
22 May 2019
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Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury of the birth canal after... Read more
22 May 2019
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LILONGWE, Malawi—Like many Malawian children, Monica Kaleso was excelling at school. Her dream to be a medical doctor was on course. Then in 2013, at the age of 17, she started a relationship with... Read more
21 May 2019
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UTHUKELA DISTRICT, South Africa—Young people face many obstacles to their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and they must work with government and partners to rectify this. “We know you have... Read more

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