Reproductive Health : Newsfile

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  • US abortion ruling 'holds thousands of lives to ransom'

    4 February 2002

    Thousands, if not millions, of lives are being held to ransom by President Bush's 'Global Gag Rule', claims The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) - the world's largest provider of sexual and reproductive health services - on the first anniversary of the Gag Rule's re-instatement.

  • Cuba records lowest infant mortality rate

    8 January 2002

    According to figures from the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, Cuba - along with Canada - now has the lowest infant mortality rate in the Americas.

  • Iran's birth rate is falling fast

    29 December 2001

    Iran's population growth rate dropped from an all-time high of 3.2 per cent in 1986 to just 1.2 per cent in 2001. This is one of the fastest drops ever recorded and provides a model for other countries that want to accelerate the shift to smaller families, writes Janet Larsen.