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Asia's period problems: Olivia Cotes-James talks about a menstrual revolution

Mar 03, 2020 - 5:30 PM

The 29-year-old entrepreneur is fighting the stigma against menstrual health through LUÜNA Naturals, an all-female led team that hails itself as Asia's first period care company

Fight for safe abortions is far from over, say experts

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:42 PM

According to experts, the overwhelming majority of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

WOMEN'S HEALTH. Director of the department of Reproductive Health and Research in WHO, Doctor Ian Askew, gives his remarks at the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) on November 12, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/UNFPA/AFP-Services

Trudeau announces landmark investments in women's sexual health rights

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) The financial commitment puts Canada on the map as the world's leading donor to comprehensive sexual reproductive health rights

TRUDEAU. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his government would raise its funding to support maternal and newborn health around the world. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

'RH Bill Story' launch: Fight for reproductive rights continues

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'

BOOK LAUNCH. Marilen Dañguilan launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises.' Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Filipinas buy, sell, rate abortions in online forum

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:59 PM

In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online

[DASH of SAS] Running out of birth control and running out of time

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:02 PM

What women need to do as birth control pills and other hormonal contraception options disappear from drug stores

[DASH of SAS] Give the gift of choice

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Support some groups who empower Filipino families to exercise their reproductive health rights even when the Department of Health could not

PROTECTION. A reproductive health advocate from the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) demonstrates how to slip a condom using a banana during a training for volunteer health workers on the different types of contraceptives at a health care clinic in Quezon City.

Colombia reports 37,000 Zika cases, over 6,300 in pregnant women

Feb 21, 2016 - 7:16 AM

Health authorities project that more than 600 000 people will be infected with the Zika virus this year in Colombia

HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

How to make menopause a positive experience

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Hot flushes don’t just leave women feeling hot and bothered but also have considerable impact on quality of life here s how to improve the experience

AGE WELL. Menopause does not have to be a negative experience. Photo from Shutterstock.

A year after the RH law, why the silence?

Jun 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Payal Shah senior legal adviser of the New York based Center for Reproductive Rights discusses UN committee findings that many Filipinas still have no access to contraceptives and services

Contraceptives in the Philippines: What to use, where to get

Mar 21, 2015 - 10:00 AM

What’s the best contraceptive method for your situation? Read and find out

How to make that time of the month work for you

Jun 09, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Don t let your period stop you from doing what you want and start making it work to your advantage

STRETCH THOSE MUSCLES. Some yoga poses and stretches specifically target your pelvic area to ease any discomfort.

[Dash of SAS] RH Law: In limbo

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The fate of the RH Law rests on the Supreme Court

IN LIMBO. Depending on what the SC decides, the RH Law can either turn into a story of triumph or simply be the story about the bill that took 14 years to sign into law and yet, still remains in limbo. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado/Rappler, Background image from Shutterstock

Pia Cayetano: 5 misconceptions about the RH bill

Jun 08, 2012 - 8:49 AM

It took a year for the RH bill to hurdle debates in the Senate Sen Pia Cayetano responds to the most controversial misconceptions