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Reproductive Rights

Unclear Abortion Laws in Uganda Leave Women Who Are Raped Unsure of Options

In Uganda, abortions remain illegal in most circumstances, despite proposals to amend the current law. But it hasn’t stopped women from seeking them out, even with a high rate of abortion-related complications.

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Reproductive Rights

In Zambia, Rumors About Birth Control Hinder Family Planning

Men fear vasectomies because they think they'll result in impotence. Women who don't want to get pregnant immediately refuse hormonal birth control because they worry it will keep them from getting pregnant ever. Global Press Journal is publishing two stories from Zambia, both about myths related to family planning services, that illustrate how local beliefs can override even the best-resourced reproductive health efforts.

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Kashmiri Turnout at the Polls in India’s Ongoing General Election Lower Than Ever

People in Indian-administered Kashmir are following India’s ongoing general elections closely, since the outcome may have a direct impact on their state’s semi-autonomous status. But fear of losing that status isn’t enough to bring many of them to the polls.

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