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10 September 2018 4:30 PM Tanzanian president seeks end to contraception

President John Magufuli has urged Tanzanian women to "give up contraceptive methods" insisting his country needs more people, local media reported on Monday. "You have cattle. You are big farmers. You can feed your children. Why then resort to birth control? This is my opinion, I see no reason to control births in Tanzania," Magufuli said in a speech 53

28 October 2017 2:38 AM Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb Rohingya population

Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources 46

11 July 2017 6:13 PM Melinda Gates 'Deeply Troubled' by Trump Cuts to Family Planning

Philanthropist Melinda Gates told delegates at a global summit she was "deeply troubled" by President Donald Trump's decision to slash funding for family planning around the world. “This is a difficult political climate for family planning. I’m deeply troubled, as I’m sure you are, by the Trump administration’s proposed budget slash," she said during 33

11 July 2017 2:18 PM Global Family Planning Summit underway in London

LONDON - A global one-day summit on family planning is underway today in London. The international summit, last held five years ago, is looking, among a number of goals, to address the needs of an estimated 214 million women of reproductive age in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraception. According to the conference 31

11 July 2017 1:00 PM #herfuture: Policymakers, Donors, Advocates Discuss Family Planning

Matters on family planning will be the major issue when policymakers, donors, and advocates from around the world gather on Tuesday morning at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK. They will discuss efforts to reach the world's Family Planning 2020 goals and ensure that more women and girls around the world are able to plan their families and their 24

08 June 2017 8:46 AM Joburg is SA's most sexually open-minded city

Ever wondered which part of the country is the most sexually liberated? According to a recent survey by Lazeeva, a company that makes erotic gadgetry, the answer is Johannesburg. The survey came about as a means to discover which was the world’s most sex-positive city. In this case, sex-positive means having "open, tolerant, or progressive attitudes 134

09 April 2017 10:43 AM Poorer women vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies

This was according to a national household survey, conducted by SA Medical Journal (SAMJ), on contraception coverage and methods used among women in SA. The study suggestedthe rates of unplanned pregnancies, contraception failure and knowledge gaps demonstrate high levels of lack of access and choice, especially among black Africans and young women 53

22 December 2016 11:43 AM Don't make September babies, KZN health MEC tells youngsters

Durban – Youngsters should not have sex during December, or they should use extra contraception if they do, KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo warned on Thursday. This is so that they don't become part of the province's "September baby" phenomenon. According to the department, an analysis of data between 2013 and 2015 showed that KwaZulu-Natal 46

07 October 2016 5:22 PM Catholic nominee for UN secretary-general opposed legalization of abortion in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (RNS) The Portuguese politician nominated to be the next U.N. secretary-general is a deeply committed Catholic with an anti-abortion record and an involvement in charity work that dates back to his years as a university student. Former Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is known as a consensus seeker, but one who draws the line when it comes 14

15 March 2016 4:33 PM Vatican to approve sainthood for Mother Teresa

VATICAN CITY — Mother Teresa will be cleared to become a saint on Tuesday after a Vatican panel recognises a second miracle attributed to the late nun famed for her work with the poor of Kolkata. The committee of senior clerics that approves elevations to sainthood was due to meet from about 9am GMT with the long-awaited green light seen as a formality 12