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FEMM Offers Statement at 51st Commission on Population & Development (CPD)

Published on April 13, 2018

This year marks the 51st Commission on Population & Development (CPD) at the United Nations, and yet again FEMM has an opportunity to offer a statement with regards to the place of women’s education and healthcare in context of development needs. Find this year’s FEMM statement below. It was delivered during the plenary session by Weronika Janczuk, …

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Commission on the Status of Women: Dr. Zakia Jahan, MD

Published on March 26, 2018

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to speak today on behalf of FEMM (an acronym for Fertility Education and Medical Management) which is a knowledge- and science-based reproductive health program for women’s health that affirms and supports the education and development of women. I am a certified FEMM teacher, currently pursuing a Masters in …

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Commission on the Status of Women: Dr. Don Bouchard

Published on March 26, 2018

Good afternoon, it’s a pleasure to be here this afternoon and I would like to thank the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations and FEMM for making my participation in this event possible. It is extremely humbling to be on such a panel of speakers and I look forward to …

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FEMM: Global models of access and care for rural women

Published on March 26, 2018

Thursday, March 22 Commission on the Status of Women Anna Halpine, FEMM CEO Your Excellency; ladies and gentlemen: It is a pleasure to be here with you today to discuss models for excellence in healthcare for women, particularly for rural women. I would like to thank Archbishop Auza and the Permanent Observer Mission of the …

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Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Published on December 7, 2017

The New York Times published a summary of a new study from the New England Journal of Medicine. The Times’ summary reads: Women who rely on birth control pills or contraceptive devices that release hormones face a small but significant increase in the risk for breast cancer, according to a large study published on Wednesday. The study, …

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Study Tracks Association of Hormonal Contraception with Suicide Attempts & Suicides

Published on November 30, 2017

Studies continue to identify a relationship between the use of different hormonal contraceptives and women’s mood swings, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. In a new study published by the American Journal of Psychiatry, “[among] nearly half a million women followed on average for 8.3 years (3.9 million person-years) with a mean age of 21 years, 6,999 first suicide …

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