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Do you agree with Judith Butler that gender is a social construct? #TuesdayThoughts

This month, as dozens of countries observe #MothersDay, we celebrate the strength and beauty of mothers everywhere: https://t.co/EvBCf3KLg3

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Our collaborative initiative Advancing Maternal Health has significantly increased uptake of family planning services across the Kigoma Region in Tanzania. Find out more at https://t.co/ygAYSldYW7

How do you prevent #pregnancy ? Watch as Mariah and Danilea tell you about #birthcontrol and #contraceptives , what options you have and how to get them. #ReMIXAnswers https://t.co/OzAPDRbusH

Learn Julie's story about #relationships, #parenting, and finding the right support. More on our #ReMIX story here: https://t.co/X9d1ruuEX0

We love condoms & all other forms of #contraception! They allow millions to plan & space #pregnancies. How #empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

We Agree! Increasing access to #familyplanning helps women go further in their education, work & life! #WheresTheFP

"I think it is important that men play a role in women's health" - Balor on his decision to get a #Vasectomy: https://t.co/of9xDe4WCb

What makes us smile: when #women & girls have access to #FP so they can go further in school, work & life #WheresTheFP

Planning to travel somewhere fabulous this weekend? Make sure you ask #WheresTheFP?! And let us know: https://t.co/HtLly6JA6s

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Guinea

Guinea is home to 11.5 million people, nearly half of whom are under the age of 24, and either entering, or in the midst of their reproductive years. Access to basic health care in Guinea is limited, and women in particular face difficulties obtaining family planning services and maternal health care. Guinean women have a 1 in 26 lifetime risk of maternal death. Gender-based violence also negatively impacts health outcomes.

From 2006 to 2013, EngenderHealth worked in Guinea to address obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury. The Fistula Care Project supported nine public hospitals to provide fistula treatment and prevention, including the training of doctors, nurses, midwives, and community volunteers. By 2013, EngenderHealth had supported a total of 2,779 fistula repair surgeries, and trained more than 150 volunteers to conduct community outreach on early marriage, gender-based marriage, and danger signs during pregnancy and childbirth.

Following political unrest in September 2009, which resulted in large-scale sexual violence,  EngenderHealth worked to support survivors by increasing access to medical care, psychosocial services, and social and economic reintegration. We also trained medical providers to identify and treat survivors and worked with the Guinean government to integrate gender-based violence services into family planning services.

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