Today’s Solutions: July 23, 2024

Finland’s free contracep

Finland's free contraception initiative reduces teen abortions by 66%

Finland's multifaceted approach to preventing teenage abortions has proven highly effective, with a 66 percent reduction reported between 2000 and 2023. This large drop, owing to free contraception and obligatory sex education, serves as a model for public health programs. The impact of free Read More...

Canada’s landmark move t

Canada's landmark move toward free contraception

On Saturday, March 30th, in a historic step toward improving women's health, Canada unveiled a breakthrough effort to provide free contraception to all women of reproductive age. During a press conference in Toronto, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland emphasized the government's commitment to Read More...

France sets a global precedent

France sets a global precedent, guaranteeing abortion as constitutional right

French parliamentarians passed a historic bill to include abortion rights in the country's constitution, demonstrating strong support for women's reproductive rights. France is now the only country that specifically guarantees a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. President Emmanuel Macron Read More...

California is a crucial lifeli

California is a crucial lifeline for medical residents seeking abortion training

In recent years, as states grapple with tightening abortion restrictions, medical residents seeking comprehensive training in reproductive medicine have faced significant hurdles. However, California has emerged as a haven, providing a critical lifeline that helps overcome the training Read More...

France pledges to embed aborti

France pledges to embed abortion rights in constitution

President Emmanuel Macron pledged to enshrine a woman's right to choose abortion in the French constitution by next year. This steadfast commitment comes as France responds to stringent measures placed on reproductive rights in other nations, highlighting its unflinching commitment to abortion Read More...

Mexico’s bold step forwa

Mexico's bold step forward: The Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion nationwide

The Supreme Court of Mexico decriminalized abortion on a federal level in a landmark ruling, marking a crucial milestone in the global campaign for reproductive rights. The court's decision, which was verified in a social media statement on September 6, demonstrates a commitment to protecting the Read More...

Over-the-counter contraception

Over-the-counter contraception pills: A radical shift towards convenient contraception

In an encouraging development, two FDA advisory panels unanimously agreed to recommend the approval of Opill (generic name: norgestrel), an over-the-counter (OTC) birth control pill. While the FDA makes its final decision, the possible consequences of over-the-counter birth control tablets are Read More...

young woman suffering from severe period pain

Women’s health news: Spain to introduce 3-day “menstrual leave”

While some governments seek to limit women's access to safe abortions, there are some in the developed world aiming to do just the opposite and even go a step or two further. The Spanish government is poised to approve proposed legislation that will allow women who suffer from severe period Read More...

Women's March in Washington demanding continued access to abortion after the ban on most abortions in Texas

These US companies have expanded their abortion benefits to support employees

If the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling is overturned by the US Supreme Court, which is what the draft opinion that was leaked to news outlet Politico on May 2nd suggests, the person’s right to an abortion would no longer be protected by the US constitution. This means that issues related to abortion Read More...

Transportation across states

US cities work together to create network of abortion safe havens

After a draft of a US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade was leaked, people across the country now worry about the future of their ability to access safe abortions.  A collective of city and state leaders across the United States are working together to create a facilitative network Read More...