Posts tagged "world health organization"

Study Shows Trans* Discrimination At Fault For HIV Rates

A new study from the World Health Organization has found that transgender women are 49 times as likely as a member of the general population to be HIV-positive. The study’s authors theorize why this would be:
“Many studies have demonstrated multiple co-occurring health problems among transgender women, including high rates of violence and victimization, substance…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 29, 2015

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Getting Safe Condoms On The Shelf Is A Long, Hard Process

Good golly, does it take a lot for a condom to get on the market. According to this infographic from AccessRH, the process for condom factories to apply for pre-qualification from the United Nations Populations Fund and the World Health Organization can take 3-12 months, the ordering process takes another 1-8 weeks, production of condom…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

What’s The #1 Cause Of Death Of Women Around The Globe?

Ask an American to name the leading cause of death for child-bearing women across the globe and I reckon he or she might say “heart disease,” “breast cancer” or maybe even car accidents. After all, those are some of the greatest killers for American women, ones we are warned to be aware of day-in and…

Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2009