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The availability of the oral contraceptive gave women more control over their bodies. It gave women more options, and more freedom, to decide whether or not they'll have children. It allowed women to plan the timing of her pregnancy. The pill has been a powerful...

There is a lot of misinformation circulating in pro-life circles regarding the "immorality of abortion." Many arguments point out that ending a pregnancy is immoral because the procedure causes the unborn to experience extreme pain. Moral and ethical debates are often anchored on the premise...

It was June 2015 when the Supreme Court of the Philippines released a temporary restraining order to stop the distribution of contraceptive implants. In 2016 there was a petition to lift the TRO. However, this petition was denied by the Supreme Court. Here's the problem: Contraceptives...

When talking about the issue of abortion, people's opinions exist on a very wide spectrum. On one extreme is the idea that women, under any circumstances, should never have an abortion. On the opposite end of that position is the belief that women should be...

Modern technology has made delivering a baby significantly safer. The average human female has the biological tools to incubate a baby. The availability of medical procedures such as cesareans has indeed lowered the mortality rate of women. Furthermore, the continuous development of better and better...

The Philippines has long been a battleground for issues surrounding reproductive health. Women's rights advocates have been fighting for decades to make birth control aids more available to the general population. A battle may have been won as birth control in the Philippines takes a...

We have Chantal Umuhoza from Rwanda as our guest. We discuss the importance of the UN CSW, how Rwanda's situation is similar to the Philippines, how it has changed, and the difference advocating for srhr has made....

We have Nisha Varia, advocacy director of Human Rights Watch's women's rights division, as our guest. We discuss the Global Gag Rule and how it will affect the lives of women worldwide. We also talk about abortion as a human right....

Let's say you are a college freshman. In your desire to earn your degree faster, you've taken as many units as you can for the incoming semester. You come from a middle-class family. You have 3 other siblings whose food, shelter, clothing and education your...