Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. That may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law, but the Catholic Church — and even the pope — are still fighting the push for free contraception.
One doctor at a makeshift state run facility in India tried to sterilize 83 women in less than three hours last weekend. As a result, at least 13 women have died. The BBC's Yogita Limae has visited the scene of the surgeries and says botched mass sterilization campaigns are widespread in India.
Facebook and Apple are now helping female employees cover the cost of freezing their eggs. It may seem like an important family-friendly perk, but some women say it's not much without bigger steps to help women — and men — plan for and support their families.
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