Philippines contraception funding cut will fuel HIV and maternal deaths: activists

Reuters, 8 January 2016
Author: Ana P. Santos
“The Philippines legislature’s decision to eliminate funding for contraception will fuel HIV infections, maternal deaths and teen pregnancies, particularly among poor girls and women, reproductive rights advocates said on Friday. The decision to cut the $21 million contraceptive budget surprised and infuriated legislators and advocacy groups who had struggled more than a decade to pass the Reproductive Health Law that guaranteed funds to provide contraceptives to the poor.”
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