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"About 400,000 #abortions are carried out in unregulated environments each year in Uganda.... Nearly a quarter – 90,000 – of those lead to severe health complications. On average, four women and girls die each day." https://t.co/7C2omUelSj via @GlobalPress #SRHR #reprorights

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Some countries in Africa are focusing on #familyplanning and #contraception to help manage population growth. But not all are. @BW investigates what a population surge means for the continent. https://t.co/4avnH69Vn2

Traditional #midwives are banned in DR Congo. @GlobalPressJournal explores why and what options women in #IDP camps have for #SRHR services. https://t.co/zDUdmeo4kO

#Reprorights are human rights! That's why EngenderHealth stands with all women - near and far - to have the power to make their own decisions about their bodies, their health, and their future. #SRHR

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New video! In #Tanzania, young #women are particularly vulnerable to #HIV. With partners @Jhpiego, @EngenderHealth and @NIMRHQS, Pact is using an integrated, systemic approach to empower women to stay healthy and own their futures. https://t.co/hpUL67xzp1 @USAIDGH @USAIDTanzania

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The controversial Global Gag Rule (also known as the Mexico City Policy) prohibits international family planning organizations receiving U.S. aid from providing information, counseling, or referrals related to abortion—even if using their own non-U.S. funding and even if the practices are legal in their own countries.

When reinstated as a matter of law, the GGR has terrible consequences for women and their families. While it was in effect between 2001 and 2009, the policy forced clinics to cut back on a range of critical health services that have nothing to do with abortion, such as family planning, obstetric care, HIV testing, and malaria treatment.

A Stanford University study also suggested that the policy may be linked to a dramatic rise in induced abortions in Africa, including in Ghana, Guinea, and Mozambique. These countries, which experienced the greatest cuts in U.S. support for health organizations under the policy, saw the number of induced abortions double between 2001 and 2008, along with a decline in contraceptive use. Reduced access to contraceptives resulting from funding cuts may have led women to substitute abortion for contraception, according to the study, which is the first quantitative effort to examine the policy’s impacts.

The GGR was first adopted in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan but has since been removed and reinstated several times. President Obama rescinded the policy when he took office in January 2009. President Donald J. Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule in 2017.

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