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Published: 03 January 2019

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780190876128

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The Global Gag Rule and Women's Reproductive Health

Rhetoric Versus Reality

Yana van der Meulen Rodgers

  • Examines the effectiveness of the U.S. "global gag rule" that cuts off American aid to health care providers that provide or discuss abortion
  • Offers insights into women's reproductive health decisions throughout the world
  • Finds that the global gag rule is counter-productive and can result in more rather than fewer abortions
  • Traces changing views on family planning assistance and the influence of domestic American politics
  • Includes a more constructive and cost-effective approach for U.S. family planning assistance that targets integrated reproductive health services

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