Rappler's latest stories on reproductive health
In some cases parents discover they have no genetic link with children born to surrogates
With the Philippine health system overwhelmed by the ongoing pandemic, are there enough resources to cater to non-coronavirus concerns?
'Katherine was refused admission and care by 6 hospitals. She was declared dead on arrival by the time she arrived at the seventh hospital.'
'If it could be proved that SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted sexually in future studies, sexual transmission might be a critical part of the prevention of transmission,' the study says
Abortion rights activists criticize the moves as an ideological maneuver and said abortions are not procedures that can simply be put on hold
Menstruating women students must stay in an isolated basement area and keep away from the kitchen and the place of worship
'This is important because there are cases where the girl concerned doesn't realize she is pregnant in the first 5 months and has to go to court,' says senior minister Prakash Javadekar
Abortion rights activists accuse Trump of an anti-abortion agenda, and express anxiety that the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized abortion is under threat
The study says intimate relations at least once a week reduce the chances of entering menopause by 28%
I came across some truly eye-opening stories, including a young girl who became a mother at the age of 9 and bore her second child at the age of 10
Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission
'Fornication is not pleasing to the Lord,' we tell them. Well, these kids will gladly go to hell to be with their Romeos and Juliets.
(3rd UPDATE) Senator Risa Hontiveros says advocates support the term 'dissolution of marriage' if other lawmakers have an issue on the word 'divorce'
Youth delegates at the Women Deliver Conference call for more than the usual lip service as they asked to be involved in planning public health policy that will directly impact them
Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'
In her book, Marilen Dañguilan writes a fascinating account of the long and stormy process behind the enactment of the reproductive health law
In her book, Marilen Dañguilan doubts if the story of the RH Law will ever end, what with the strong lobby of religious groups as well as the legal bedrock on which they can always anchor their counterarguments
Because the material has yet to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the liquid-loving latex has yet to be tested during intercourse
PRESS RELEASE: Team TeenPUYOG empowered peer educators to engage T'boli youth on the prevention of teenage pregnancy
'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,' President John Magufuli says in a speech on September 9
Part 2: The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves
The Court of Appeals decision effectively lifts a TRO by the Supreme Court and paves the way for the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law
The documentary takes viewers inside the Fabella Hopsital, known as the country's 'baby factory'
The measure could impose harm to thousand of American women, a federal judge from Pennsylvania says
The number of Filipinas who die from complications of giving birth remains high, according to the United Nations figures
The DOH will prioritize the distribution of the 261,000 implants kept in its Manila-based warehouse, as their insertion time is set to expire by September 2018
(UPDATED) The FDA certification that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients is a condition set by the Supreme Court for lifting the 2-year-old TRO on contraceptives
DOH Secretary Francisco Duterte III once followed ex-president Gloria Arroyo's hardline stance against contraceptives when he served in her Cabinet
FDA director general Nela Charade Puno emphasizes the agency's review of 51 contraceptives – which could soon lead to the lifting of the SC TRO – is 'technical and scientific in nature and not a political one'
We need to make sure the FDA hears our voices. We need to let them that we urgently need them to complete the resolution on the 51 contraceptive brands.
(2ND UPDATE) With the FDA set to certify contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT as non-abortifacients, the DOH and RH Law advocates expect the Supreme Court to lift its TRO
The United Nations Population Fund's State of World Population 2017 focuses on reproductive health and rights in the age of inequality
'When taken all together, the potential lifetime earnings lost due to early childbearing is P33 billion which is equal to 1.1% of our gross domestic product in 2012'
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The Commission on Population also clarifies that the temporary restraining order on contraceptive implants has not become permanent
There s nothing left to be done but to comply says Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te
Armed with a friendly informed staff and several flavors of ice cream the Ilya team is turning sex talk in the Philippines on – one satisfied customer at a time
If the TRO issued by the Supreme Court is not lifted soon 90 of contraceptive brands will be unusable come 2018
The Benguet Province Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Code consolidates long standing initiatives that the local government want the next administrations to continue
The Supreme Court did not issue a temporary restraining order TRO against the implementation of the RH Law They issued a TRO on contraceptives
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reiterates that the issue is now for the Food and Drug Administration to resolve
Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte s second State of the Nation Address
Even during normal times nursing mothers babies pregnant women must have the best of care Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says
On World Population Day experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines
According to the International Rescue Committee internally displaced people are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse
The Center for Women’s Resources says pregnant women require proper nutrition and pre natal check ups which are not readily available in evacuation centers
Getting pregnant has little to do with promiscuity but everything has to do with ignorance
But the High Court clarifies its decision on a number of issues concerning contraceptive implants and the product registrations of all oral contraceptives
For one you can’t make a baby without sperm