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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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Why Millennial Women are Rejecting the Pill

Published on November 1, 2017

Contemporary research about the patterns of women’s contraceptive use demonstrates some strong shifts: “…younger women are turning away from the pill in droves—an NHS study found that the number of women in contact with sexual and reproductive health services who used user-dependent contraception, including the pill, had dropped by more than 13 per cent between …

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