News from the Global South
Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health Gets Support
Mindanao Times - Manila, The Philippines, April 14, 2005 The Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) Incorporated and the Adolescent Health Advocate (AHA) expressed their support for the age-appropriate mandatory reproductive health and sexuality education in The Philippines
Indian Patent Law Will Blight Fight Against HIV/AIDS: UNAIDS
Hindustantimes.com - Geneva, Switzerland, April 14, 2005 The UN official leading the global fight against HIV/AIDS warned on Thursday that India's recent law banning the copy of patented medicines will become a major obstacle in fighting the rising tide of the disease in the country.
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.