There has been swift and widespread reaction to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, which introduces severe punishment for homosexuality including the death penalty, being signed into law by that country’s president on Monday. US President Joe Biden called for its “immediate repeal”, describing it as “a tragic violation of universal human rights—one that is not worthy of […] Continue reading ->
Uganda’s Parliament passed a revised Anti-Homosexuality Bill on Tuesday, retaining executions for certain same-sex activity and introducing harsher penalties for some categories of ‘offences’. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni had declined to sign into law an earlier version of the Bill after the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) had advised him that it would be open to […] Continue reading ->
One in six people worldwide experiences infertility at some point in their lifetime, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report containing the first global infertility estimates in over a decade. Around 17.5% of adults experience infertility with little variation across regions and country income groups. Lifetime prevalence was 17.8% in high-income countries and 16.5% […] Continue reading ->
Millions of African girls are married before they turn 18, while others suffer female genital mutilation (FGM) and a multitude of preventable conditions, the closing plenary of the Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) heard on Wednesday. The plenary promised “bold and honest conversations” about the “backsliding on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)” […] Continue reading ->