The controversial ordinance on condoms takes a backseat. For how long?
The RH bill offers a comprehensive package of reproductive health measures including, but not limited, to artificial methods of contraception. It does not compel anyone into availing of these. Nobody is proposing to go door-to-door to poke diaphragms into women of reproductive age or perform vasectomies on Catholic priests.
The whole RH debate has been argued ad nauseam as this story, first published in November 2002, shows.
That we are still debating the use of the Pill and the condom—at least as instruments of population management—only says how inutile government has been, despite Dr. Flavier, in pursuing public policy.
Expect lengthy and lively debates on the Reproductive Health bill that might even drag until next year.
Government has a policy aimed at ensuring proper treatment for women suffering from post-abortion complications. But has it worked?
Poor pregnant women are faced with very few choices
Using modern contraceptives or allowing the government to fund their supply are no longer contested issues for the majority of Filipinos today. A new survey shows that the adults’ only concern with the pending reproductive health bill in Congress is the provision on providing sex education in schools. About 69% of Filipinos aged 18 and [...]
President Arroyo, unlike most past presidents, limits family planning choices to natural methods.
Philhealth’s capitation fund: yet another source of abuse?
Bogus claims haunt Philhealth
Compassionate care eludes post-abortion patients
Desperate women seek desperate measures
‘Hello, Garci’ officer returns to intel community
Leaked copy of PNoy’s ‘SONA’
Our Beijing envoy
Quiet protest at the DOTC
Your war, our fatal assumptions
Celebrating the power of the human spirit
Of book writing and Chocolate Kiss-ing
I could have done a Vargas