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Summary When “Elena” (not her real name) discovered she was pregnant at age 16, she carefully considered her options and decided she was not ready to parent. She knew she wanted an abortion, but she wasn’t able to discuss her decision with her mother. “…
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Summary When the Argentine Senate narrowly rejected a bill to decriminalize abortion in 2018, the country missed a historic opportunity to advance sexual and reproductive rights. Rejection of the reform has left women, girls and pregnant people in…
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Summary Jasmine D., a pseudonym, is a 21-year-old student in Birmingham, Alabama, who was recently treated for chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is preventable and treatable. Left untreated though, it can lead to serious…
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Summary Historically, when children with atypical sex characteristics were born in the United States, the people around them—parents and doctors—made their best guess and assigned the child a sex. Parents then reared them per social gender norms.…
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Summary On a Friday afternoon in October 2015, Luciana Caroline Albuquerque Bezerra, the executive secretary of health surveillance for the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, received a call from her boss, the secretary of health for the state. Two pediatric…
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 I thought I was going to die, not from the cancer, but from the pain.
 
 — Marianna Hernandez, 58-year-old woman with liver and abdominal cancer, Guatemala City, December 2014
 
 
 
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 Because of the pain I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t talk to my friends. I wanted to crush my head against the wall and shake…. …. My pain tears me apart..
 
 —Adil Akram, 29, who battled cancer in his leg for…
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 Two years ago my left hand got paralyzed from the tumor and I started to develop severe pain. It felt as though it was burning, as if my arm was on fire. It was hellish pain. . . . Now I have pain 24 hours a day, but at night it…
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 Care When There Is No Cure
 Ensuring the Right to Palliative Care in Mexico
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 Finalize

 Legal Base and Interpretation of the Law
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 Models of Care…
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 In Harm’s Way
 State Response to Sex Workers, Drug Users and HIV in New

 Orleans
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 To the City

 of New Orleans Health Department
 To the New

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 Abandoned in Agony
 Cancer and the Struggle for Pain Treatment in Senegal
 Key Terms in

 Palliative Care and Pain Treatment 
 Bineta’s

 Story
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 Policy,

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 Hostages of the Gatekeepers
 Abuses against Internally Displaced in Mogadishu, Somalia
 Map 1:
 Somalia
 Map 2:
 Districts of Mogadishu
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 “This Old Man Can Feed Us, You Will Marry

 Him”
 
 Child and Forced Marriage

 in South Sudan
 
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 Women’s and Girls’ Rights in South…
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 Breaking the Silence
 Child Sexual Abuse in India
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 The Central Government Should:
 The State Governments Should:
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 I. Child Sex Abuse in…
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 Glossary / Examples of Statements
 
 
 
 Allegation: An allegation under Metropolitan Police

 Department (MPD) guidelines is “a complaint of sexual abuse, that after

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 Sex Workers at Risk
 Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution in Four US Cities
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 Police Departments and District Attorneys of New York…
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 Cultivating Fear:
 The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to
 Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
 Patricia
 M.’s Story
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 “How Come You Allow Little Girls to Get Married?”
 
 
 
 Child Marriage in Yemen
 
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 We live in this camp, in the dirt … and nobody

 remembers us.
 —Charlise, camp in

 Delmas 33, Haiti, November 2010
 The extreme…
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 Global
 State of
 Pain Treatment
 
 Access
 to Palliative Care as a Human Right
 Key Terms in
 Palliative Care and Pain Treatment
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 I.
 Background: Palliative Care and Pain Treatment…