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Costa Rica improves access to emergency contraceptives

Under the new guidelines, now any woman can access emergency contraception at health centers run by the Costa Rican Social Security System.

Women face difficulties in obtaining morning-after pill in Costa Rica

At a pharmacy in Cartago, the pharmacist in charge that day said that while the store had the pill, it was his decision not to sell it. 

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: April 8, 2019

Lifeguard programs, a chat with the UNICEF director and some of the best ceviche in Jacó. This and more in this Weekly Digest.

Lawmakers move forward with bill to legalize morning-after pill, therapeutic abortion for rape victims

Evangelical lawmakers promised to block the bill with "5,000 motions."

Student raped in Costa Rica says study abroad programs need to reassess sexual assault protocol

The sexual assault victim said that the Monteverde Institute mishandled her case in that its management was more concerned with legal waivers and assigning blame than her emotional well-being.

Abortion and politics on the campaign trail

Last week, ruling party presidential candidate Johnny Araya tried to claim the mantle of family values, accusing opposition candidate Luis Guillermo Solís of having a different position than that of his own Citizen Action Party. While the abortion question could prove combustible in Costa Rica, Araya is not well positioned to strike the match.

Anti-abortion parade brings 200,000 Catholics to San José

In staging yet another protest, Costa Rica's Catholic Church aims to be heard during campaign season.

Costa Rican woman denied therapeutic abortion petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Doctors at a public hospital in Costa Rica refused to perform a therapeutic abortion last November, saying the woman's life was not at risk.

Social conservatives march against abortion, gay rights

Thousands of Evangelical Christians, Catholics and social conservatives in Costa Rica mobilized against perceived threats to the "traditional" family and pushed a constitutional amendment to define marriage between a man and woman.

Abortion Ban Blamed for Maternal Deaths

MANAGUA – Women and girls are dying in Nicaragua because of a law that puts a fetus’ right to life above that of the...

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