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Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 18, 2019

Levonorgestrel, marketed commercially as "Plan B" and commonly known as the morning-after pill, can legally be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica. The decree of venta libre was…

Zika: Tragedy or Opportunity?
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Global
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Zika: Tragedy or Opportunity?

Mónica Roa - June 30, 2016

The Zika virus presents a rare global opportunity to effect a meaningful improvement in women’s power to control their reproductive capacity. Zika, a word we had never…

Human rights court backs Costa Rica’s decree on legalizing IVF
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Human rights court backs Costa Rica’s decree on legalizing IVF

L. Arias - March 1, 2016

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that a decree to legalize and regulate in vitro fertilization, signed by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís last September, complies with…

Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 1, 2016

The lawyer for six couples who sued Costa Rica more than a decade ago for banning in vitro fertilization says time is running out for his clients to become…

With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills
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Global
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With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills

Michael E. Miller | The Washington Post - February 18, 2016

The emails arrive at an accelerating pace. Once sporadic, they now come in an incessant stream of 40, 45 or 50 per day. Most are in Spanish…

Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’
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Global
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Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’

AFP - February 18, 2016

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Thursday that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court strikes down decree on IVF legalization, orders lawmakers to act
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Health
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court strikes down decree on IVF legalization, orders lawmakers to act

AFP and The Tico Times - February 3, 2016

The fight to legalize in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica faces yet another setback after a high court struck down a recent decree by the administration of…

Investigators search for motive in Planned Parenthood shooting that left three dead
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Crime
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Investigators search for motive in Planned Parenthood shooting that left three dead

Peter Holley, Sandhya Somashekhar, Lindsey Bever | The Washington Post - November 28, 2015

Investigators in Colorado Springs worked on Saturday to determine what prompted the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic that resulted in the deaths of three people, including…

Costa Rican plaintiffs disappointed, but not surprised, by president’s IVF proposal
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Health
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Costa Rican plaintiffs disappointed, but not surprised, by president’s IVF proposal

The Tico Times - September 5, 2015

They have fought for 15 years for the right to access in vitro fertilization in their home country, and last Thursday was supposed to be a happier day.…

Costa Rican president presents draft decree to legalize in vitro fertilization
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Health
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Costa Rican president presents draft decree to legalize in vitro fertilization

The Tico Times - September 3, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís presented draft language Thursday morning that would legalize in vitro fertilization 15 years after the procedure was banned in Costa Rica by the…