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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…

How to deal with street harassment in Costa Rica
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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How to deal with street harassment in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 29, 2019

What's the best way to respond to street harassment in Costa Rica? Many people, hearing catcalls that make them uncomfortable or even scarier situations, have grappled with…

The Tico Times Dispatch: Figuring out and fighting street harassment in Costa Rica
Tico Times Dispatch
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Tico Times Dispatch
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The Tico Times Dispatch: Figuring out and fighting street harassment in Costa Rica

Alissa Grosskopf - March 27, 2019

Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches and abundant biodiversity, but for women, it also means street harassment. Tico Times reporter Alissa Grosskopf talks to experts…

El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth

AFP - December 19, 2018

A judge in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 20-year-old rape victim originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet. Imelda Cortez's daughter survived…

Costa Rica pledges to reduce violence against women
women's rights
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women's rights
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Costa Rica pledges to reduce violence against women

AFP and The Tico Times - August 15, 2018

The government of Costa Rica declared Tuesday that the reduction of violence against women is "a national priority" and announced coordinated actions among several public institutions. Costa…

We want them alive: Costa Rica’s reckoning
#MeToo
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#MeToo
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We want them alive: Costa Rica’s reckoning

The Tico Times - August 13, 2018

I can’t stop thinking about them. María and Arancha. Arancha and María. They were murdered in a country I love. They were women, doing things I’ve done dozens of…

Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold
Abortion
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Abortion
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Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold

AFP and Tico Times - July 7, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado asked this week to postpone a discussion about abortion rights, warning legislators that it will polarize the country and distract from other important issues,…

What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica
Opinion
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Opinion
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What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica

Paula Álvarez - March 11, 2018

By now you probably already know that hundreds of women took to the streets of San José to march for our rights on March 8, International Women’s…

Eight women who blazed a trail through Costa Rican history
International Women's Day
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International Women's Day
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Eight women who blazed a trail through Costa Rican history

Mitzi Stark - March 8, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look at just a few of the many remarkable women who have shaped the Costa Rica we know…

Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead
Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead

Paula Umaña - March 6, 2018

Part III of a three-part series published in English at The Tico Times by permission of journalism student Paula Umaña; the mentoring program Punto y Aparte; and Semanario Universidad ,…