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8.6.2021

The story of Sara Rogel, the young Salvadoran woman freed after spending nearly a decade in prison for an abortion

Sara Rogel was about to finish high school when she was sentenced to 30 years in prison. In October 2012, the then 18-year-old Salvadoran woman was arrested and convicted of "aggravated homicide" after a miscarriage she claims was caused by a fall. "It was an accident that turned my life upside down. I loved my baby and because of a fall I ended up in jail," she told a news conference after her release on Tuesday. After serving almost 10 years in a women's prison, the Salvadoran justice system decided to commute Rogel's sentence in January and, after several hearings and court proceedings, a judge decreed her conditional release at the end of May.

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18.4.2021

Out of 13,000 child pregnancies only 4% accessed legal termination since 2014

Constitutional Sentence 206/2014 guarantees the Legal Termination of Pregnancy resulting from rape, but it is not fully complied with due to ignorance of the law, negligence of authorities and prejudices.

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8.4.2021

12-year-old girl's pregnancy was terminated at Women's Hospital

The medical staff of the Women's Hospital of Sucre performed the legal termination of the pregnancy of the 12-year-old girl who was approximately six months pregnant.

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5.4.2021

Doctors invoke "conscientious objection" to not terminate rape pregnancies

Doctors at the San Antonio de los Sauces Hospital in Monteagudo, Chuquisaca, refused to perform a termination of pregnancy on a 12-year-old girl, the result of rape, invoking conscientious objection, reported Erbol. The doctors decided to send her to the city of Sucre for the procedure.

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30.3.2021

Body found in El Alto corresponds to woman who disappeared in La Paz after attending a clinic

The 12-week pregnant victim went to a clinic in the Garita area of Lima on Sunday morning and her relatives have lost contact with her since then. Her body was found on Monday and the IDIF determined that she died as a result of a botched abortion. She leaves behind four orphaned children.

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30.3.2021

A young woman is the fourth victim of femicide in Oruro

In Oruro the fourth feminicide of this year was consummated and left a population dismayed by the violent form and the terrible family drama.

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25.3.2021

Maternal Mortality on the Rise: The Silent Impact of Covid-19 in Latin America

With health systems focused on containing the virus, women experienced severe difficulties accessing reproductive health services, such as perinatal care, contraception and safe abortion.

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18.3.2021

Why coronavirus confinement hasn't raised birth rates

For those who thought confinement would leave couples with little else to do but procreate, there was a surprise: not a baby boom but the opposite. Studies show that the United States is facing the steepest decline in births in a century, and in some parts of Europe the decline is even steeper.

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10.2.2021

Bolivia ranks fifth in deaths of pregnant women with COVID

54 Bolivian pregnant women have died since the outbreak of the coronavirus. The first four places in the continent are occupied by Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.

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25.1.2021

About the law on voluntary termination of pregnancy in Argentina

Like many Bolivians, from women's organizations and others, through social networks, we have attended last December 30, 2020 with expectation to the approval of the Law of Regulation of Access to the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy in Argentina, a great step forward at the Latin American level in response to the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights of many women.

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18.1.2021

Decriminalization of abortion debated in Venezuela

A 13-year-old girl who was sexually abused by a neighbor voluntarily terminated a 12-week pregnancy and sparked a debate on the decriminalization of abortion in Venezuela, where the courts jailed the woman who helped her and freed the assailant for lack of evidence.

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5.1.2021

Teen sexually assaulted by brother-in-law is 5 months pregnant

A 17-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by her brother-in-law for about a year. The mother discovered that her daughter was pregnant; after a medical examination she found out that she was five months pregnant.

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8.12.2020

Public Prosecutor's Office counts 108 femicides and 50 infanticides in 2020

In 2019 the figures were higher, as 117 femicides and 66 infanticides were registered, according to official data from the Prosecutor's Office.

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6.12.2020

Legal abortion denied for 12-year-old girl raped and pregnant with twins in Argentina

The Network of Health Professionals for the Right to Decide of the trans-Andean country denounced the fact, affirming that the authorities chose not to offer her to interrupt the pregnancy.

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3.12.2020

Women with disabilities call for their sexual and reproductive rights

The aim is to vindicate their right to enjoyment and to be able to fully live their sexuality.

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30.11.2020

New HIV cases in Latin America increased 21% in the last decade, says PAHO

On the eve of World AIDS Day, it was revealed that 2.1 million people in Latin America and 330,000 in the Caribbean were living with HIV in 2019.

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25.11.2020

Police report 104 femicides so far this year, 41 perpetrated in La Paz

On the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, it was reported that in 11 months, 17 sentences for this crime were handed down at the government headquarters.

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22.10.2020

Government launches campaign to help prevent unplanned pregnancy in young Bolivian women

The objective is that young people know their rights and have access to contraceptive methods and sexual and reproductive health care services.

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20.10.2020

Girl who was raped and pregnant dies after giving birth to baby girl

A 13-year-old girl died of complications after giving birth in a house in the community of San Antonio de Puravi, in the municipality of San Ignacio de Velasco.

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16.10.2020

Bolivia registers 95 femicides and 45 infanticides so far this year

The director of the Specialized Prosecutor's Office of Crimes Against Life and Persons, Nuria Gonzales, reported Friday that so far this year, Bolivia already recorded 95 femicides, while the Infanticidios reached 45, with data ranging from January 1 to October 15 of this management.

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15.10.2020

Felcv arrests pastor accused of sexual abuse

The Prosecutor's Office will bring the pastor before a judge to charge him with rape.