News from the Global South
Website to Address Reproductive Health Issues, Raise Awareness
Vietnam news Agency - Hanoi, Vietnam, April 12, 2005 When fifteen-year-old Linh (not her real name) told her boyfriend that she was nearly one-month pregnant, he was speechless. "He kept silent whenever we met although I knew he felt uneasy for not being able to help me," Linh recalls.
Sienes: HB 3773 and Ligtas Buntis
Sun Star - Manila, The Phillipines, April 12, 2005 This article takes a look at the controversial Ligtas Buntis Act (Safe Pregnancy Act) in The Philippines and the debates surrounding it.
Standing Up for the Filipino Male
Inquirer News Service - Manila, the Phillipines, April 11, 2005 This article talks about new research that looks at the Filipino male as a social and sexual being and aims to emphasize the positive characteristics of Filipino men with regard to sexual health.
A Population Policy at Last?
Malaya.com - Manila, The Phillipines, April 5, 2005 This article explores the debate around the Ligtas Buntis Act (Safe Pregnancy Act) being debated in The Philippines.
India Plans Law to Stop Discrimination Against AIDS
Reuters - New Delhi, India, April 4, 2005 India, which has the world's second largest HIV/AIDS population, plans to introduce a law to stop discrimination against people infected with the virus.