Published On: Tue, Aug 6th, 2013

OP-ED: Latin America Lags on Reproductive Rights

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 2013 (IPS) – In the last decade, several countries in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region have had the opportunity to experience economic growth and establish redistributive fiscal policies aimed at reducing poverty, reducing inequality and improving the coverage and quality of health, education and social protection services. And yet significant gaps exist in the area of reproductive health and rights, both between countries and as a whole, when it comes to some of the key objectives OP-ED: Latin America Lags on Reproductive Rightsof the Cairo Programme of Action. Let us take one of the basic indicators of reproductive health, the maternal mortality ratio. The decline overall in the region is not enough to guarantee the achievement of the target set for 2015. The average maternal mortality rate […]

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