Friday, May 28, 2010

On May 28

On this day in ...
... 2010 (today), is marked the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. According to the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, an NGO with offices in the Philippines and the Netherlands, the date was set during a network reunion in 1987. It was officially recognized by South Africa's government 11 years later. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development, the date's an occasion for "the world to look at women’s unique health needs in a new way." Issues to which both sites point, albeit with markedly different emphases, will be familiar to readers: contraception, maternity, gender issues, fistula prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion and post-abortion care.

(Prior May 28 posts are here, here, and here.)

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