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Reproductive Health and Rights in the Face of Zika Virus: A Spotlight on Latin America and the Caribbean
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Reproductive Health and Rights in the Face of Zika Virus: A Spotlight on Latin America and the Caribbean

Jamila Taylor discusses the need for sexual and reproductive health care access in areas disproportionately affected by Zika virus, including Latin America and the Caribbean.

The World Health Organization announced on November 18, 2016 that the Zika virus is no longer a global public health emergency. Over the course of the last few years, Zika spread most rapidly in Latin America and the Caribbean. However, its long-term effects on vulnerable communities, particularly poor women, have yet to be seen. In order to fully eradicate Zika, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care and information must be made available to those most in need of services such as sex education, contraception, and safe abortion

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Authors

Jamila Taylor

Senior Fellow; Director, Women’s Health and Rights