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Director of Counselling at the Irish Family planning Association, Maura Leahy, describes the difficulties of abortion counselling in the context of Ireland's Information Act, which restricted the information that could be provided to women seeking abortion care.
Longtime activist for reproductive freedom, Catherine Forde, recalls campaigning for abortion care in Ireland in the 1980s.
Chief Executive of the Irish Family Planning Association, Niall Behan, remembers Ireland's movement for reproductive freedom during the abortion rights referendum last year.
Albania is home to 2,870,324 people, approximately half are women and girls. The political events of the 1990s saw Albania become one of the poorest countries in Europe, leaving the nation to try and rebuild their fractured infrastructure. Including an ...
"With three children to raise on her own, Liljana’s health was the last thing on her mind but she could no longer ignore the feeling that something was wrong. Through speaking to her friends, she learnt about the Albanian Centre ...
Hatixhe Gorenca is a nurse at the Albanian Centre of Population and Development (ACPD) clinic in Tirana. She joined the center in 2013 with 39 years of experience working in gynaecology. During her time as a nurse, she has seen ...
Scrolling through her social media page, 21-year-old Artemisa Seraj stumbled across a post from the Aulona Center offering seminars and workshops on sexual and reproductive healthcare for young people and students. Feeling like she had the opportunity to learn something ...
Eleanor* is a mother of three children, she lives in Vlora, a city in south Albania. Eleanor and her children rely on her husband's modest income to survive. She is only too aware that her economic situation is a major ...
Preliminary data collected by Countdown 2030 Europe – a consortium of advocates for family planning - shows that funding commitments by European donors have indeed been translated into financial contributions to sexual and reproductive health and family planning.
In Sicily, the Prosecutor of Catania ordered the trial of seven doctors in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Cannizzaro Hospital on a charge of manslaughter relating to the death of Valentina Milluzzo. Valentina died as a result of having been denied a pregnancy termination when she suffered a double miscarriage during her 19th week of pregnancy.