Elizabeth Hamersly

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Birth Control in Latin America

Catholic Church and Family Planning<p>Impact of Pope' Encyclical in Latin America<p>The papal encyclical of July 29 reaffirming the opposition of the Roman …

Age at menopause in Latin America. - Abstract

Latin America

Guatemala has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Latin America, and it’s getting worse

Study: One In Three Pregnant Women In Mexico Are Under 20

Amidst drug wars and an immigration-migration crisis, Mexico faces another significant public health epidemic: teen pregnancies. In fact, according …

Adolescent pregnancy

Maternal undernutrition and cardiometabolic disease: a latin american perspective

1. Kelly T, Yang W, Chen CS, Reynolds K, He J. Global burden of obesity in 2005 and projections to 2030. Int J Obes (Lond) 2008;32:1431–1437. doi: …

Malaria - Malaria Worldwide - CDC's Global Malaria Activities - Latin America and CDC: Malaria in Pregnant Women

Burden of Malaria in Pregnancy in Latin America Not Known<p>In Latin America, which consists of Central and South America and the Caribbean, an …

Public Health

Latin America: unequal access to health care is still no. 1 killer for moms and kids

A premature baby receives treatment<p>How can Latin America best ensure a child does not die needlessly?<p>This was one of the questions on the minds of …

Universal Healthcare on the rise in Latin America

<b>What has been achieved in Latin America?</b><p>Since 2005, the Maternal and Child Health Insurance Program, Plan Nacer in <b>Argentina</b> has been credited with …

Immunization programme | UNICEF

Immunization saves 2-3 million lives each year. By protecting children against serious diseases, vaccines play a central role in ending preventable …

Health and Care in San Marcos, Guatemala

Guatemala

The Zika Virus Isn’t Just an Epidemic. It’s Here to Stay.

With an estimated 3 to 4 million people having come down with Zika virus ailments since infected mosquitoes reached the Americas some nine months …

Public Health

The Devastating Zika Virus Explained

Sexual experience and use of contraception among young adults in Latin America. - Abstract

Although a formal public health surveillance system has not yet been established in Latin America to document the attitudes of young people toward …

Latin America

A Country Without Babies

Governments are telling women to postpone pregnancy during the Zika outbreak. What happens if they do?<p>The rapid spread of the Zika virus across Latin America, and its suspected link to an outbreak of birth defects, has prompted governments to do something without much precedent in human history: …

Latin American Infant Mortality Rates

<b>Country</b><p><b>Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)</b><p><i>total:</i> 14.73 deaths/1,000 live births <i><br>male:</i> 16.58 deaths/1,000 live births <i><br>female:</i> 12.78 …

UNICEF: Latin America and the Caribbean

Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Zika virus can cause severe birth defects in babies whose mothers are infected during pregnancy, and it is now carried by mosquitos in the …

Public Health

Zika virus

Introduction<p>Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys through a network that monitored yellow …

Zika and Pregnancy: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

As a pregnant woman, you may have questions about Zika. Learn more about what Zika is, what it means for pregnant women, and how you can protect your …

Emergency contraception under attack in Latin America: response of the medical establishment and civil society.

2007 May;15(29):130-8.<p>1State University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil. afaundes@unicamp.br <afaundes@unicamp.br><p>Abstract<p>The concept that it is …

Emergency Contraception

The Legal Status of Emergency Contraception in Latin America

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 116, pp. 87-90, 2012<p>4 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2012<p>Universidad Torcuato Di Tella<p>Date Written: …

Latin America