The Guttmacher Institute’s work in Latin America and the Caribbean has focused on documenting the incidence and consequences of abortion and unintended pregnancy, and supporting strategies that enable women to better time and space their pregnancies. The Institute also has estimated age-specific abortion rates and the cost of providing postabortion care; documented adolescents’ knowledge and use of sexual and reproductive health information and services; and promoted fact-based, comprehensive sex education and youth-friendly, confidential services.
The current public health crisis resulting from the Zika virus clearly highlights a long-standing neglect of women’s health and autonomy.
Senior Policy Manager
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