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Rappler's latest stories on reproductive rights


[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: I'm married, but I don't want children

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:00 PM

How does our podcast guest fend off all the nosy titas looking for a baby bump?

Thousands of women rally for abortion law in Argentina

Feb 20, 2020 - 9:02 AM

'An unwanted pregnancy is synonymous with torture,' says psychologist Antonella D'Alessio

SEA OF GREEN. Thousands of women hold green scarves demanding the the decriminalization of abortion, in Argentina, in Buenos Aires on February 19, 2020. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

What happened after I wrote articles on abortion

Nov 22, 2018 - 11:21 PM

In the Philippines, where abortion is illegal, an investigative piece on abortion triggers a slew of surprising emails

China may scrap two-child limit – report

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:27 PM

The report did not indicate whether the new policy would raise the limit or allow an unlimited number of children

CHILDREN IN CHINA. A new baby is laying on a bed in a hosiptal in Huaibei, Anhui province, China on 12th November 2013.

Meeting RH-related SDG targets: 'Work must start from Day 1'

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks about what the Philippines must do differently to achieve the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals related to reproductive health

SDGs AND RH LAW. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks to Rappler about what must be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goal targets related to reproductive health. Screenshot from Rappler

Thoughts of a woman who had an abortion

Oct 03, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Yes we have had abortion We re trying to live like the rest of you normally and in peace But we don t deserve to be treated as outcasts of society

Gender equality: Is it achievable in 15 years?

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:51 AM

The United Nations proposes a specific list of targets for achieving gender equality

On abortion, the Pope, priests should not dictate on women

Sep 04, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Calling abortion a sin does not help solve anything and most definitely giving priests the power to absolve women does absolutely nothing

CHARISMATIC PONTIFF. Pope Francis draws support after asking priests to forgive women who had abortions. File photo by Luca Zennaro/EPA/Pool

[Dash of SAS] Why do some pro-life groups hate women so much?

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Did you know that Sorsogon has an executive order declaring itself a pro life city hence banning modern contraception?

#SONA2015: The state of the RH law

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:12 PM

President Aquino you cannot let us down We need you to implement what you signed into law and make access to reproductive health services a reality

World Population Day: Women, RH, and disasters

Jul 11, 2015 - 9:37 AM

Natural disasters have a strong impact on women and girls On top of this they suffer from another kind of disaster one that deprives them of their reproductive rights

Manila admits RH violation under former mayor Atienza

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Global legal advocacy organization Center for Reproductive Rights calls on the city of Manila to execute an express repeal of the two ordinances which the United Nations says gravely and systematically violated women s rights

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

Rappler Talk: PH liable for Manila's contraception ban - UN

Jun 26, 2015 - 1:21 PM

What are the chances of lifting the criminalization of abortion in the Philippines?

Menstruation 101: Putting a period on period myths

May 24, 2015 - 10:30 AM

How does menstrual hygiene impact lives?

Death by stigma: Problems with post-abortion care

May 20, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Some women who experience abortion complications would rather suffer in silence than experience discrimination in the hands of authorities

Advocates mourn loss of RH champion Tomas Osias

May 16, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Osias is revered as PopCom s longest serving executive director hailed as a passionate and committed advocate and a father to all

Should abortion for rape victims be legalized in PH?

May 14, 2015 - 2:21 PM

The Philippines should repeal its laws that punish women and girls who have undergone abortions as a matter of public policy to save women’s lives

Isn't it time to legalize abortion in the PH?

May 09, 2015 - 4:12 PM

It s unfortunate that the abortions that happen in the Philippines are unsafe a far cry from the rest of the world

PH accountable for Manila's reproductive rights violations – UN

May 06, 2015 - 7:05 PM

UN says Manila s Executive Orders 003 and 030 violate women s right to access reproductive health information and services

Court asked to stop forum on sexual health

Jan 21, 2014 - 7:02 PM

A pro life group says organizing activities that promote abortion and other acts that offend good customs are crimes under Philippine laws

TALK TO THEM. Reproductive health advocate Carlos Celdran breaks into a small Catholic crowd picketing an Asia Pacific conference on reproductive rights in Pasay City. Photo from Carlos Celdran's Instagram

#Sept28: Let's talk about abortion

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:39 PM

To help destigmatize post abortive care the government should train more providers of contraceptive services

[Dash of SAS] 'Ginagamit for sex'

Dec 13, 2012 - 11:42 AM

May no woman ever have to say gamitin to mean sex when she speaks about her body and right to choose her right to love