Contraception is more available worldwide but gender inequality persists: UN report

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By Karl Nerenberg, Rabble

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations agency that deals with birth control, abortion and reproductive rights: the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA). In its 2019 annual report, released on Wednesday, April 10, the UNFPA tracks progress over the half century of its existence, and concludes that while there is lots of good news, there is still too much that is bad.

The main good news is that there has been huge progress in women's and reproductive rights since 1969, the year the UNFPA was founded.

Posted on 2019-04-16
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