Reproductive Health

What the church teaches: John Paul II and Benedict XVI

Published by rudy Date posted on April 12, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI and the late Pope John Paul II both zealously and untiringly taught the Church’s stand on the dignity of human life.

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CBCP: Stand up for the Gospel of Life

Published by rudy Date posted on April 12, 2009

This is the pastoral statement of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on the Reproductive Health bill pending in Congress:

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Malacañang’s pro-Life stand mainly a matter of morals

Published by rudy Date posted on April 12, 2009

The first and main reason for President Gloria Arroyo’s and her Cabinet’s pro-Life stand in support of the Roman Catholic Church’s position is morals and ethics.

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Older men have aging sperm

Published by rudy Date posted on March 29, 2009

Men may feel younger than their age, but their sperm isn’t fooled. Increasing age in men is associated with a number of significantly worse reproductive outcomes, according to several studies presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting.

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OFWs Urged to Follow Safe Sex Methods

Published by rudy Date posted on March 13, 2009

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino workers should follow safe sex methods as a United Nations study revealed that Filipina workers employed in the Arab region face a high risk of being infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes AIDS Or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, a recruitment consultant said Saturday.

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World population to reach nine billion by 2050

Published by rudy Date posted on March 12, 2009

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The world population is projected to top nine billion in 2050, up from 6.8 billion this year and seven billion early in 2012, according to UN estimates released Wednesday.

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11 Pinoy mothers die daily due to pregnancy complications

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Eleven Filipino mothers die daily due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth, a recent study by an international child welfare organization revealed yesterday.

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European Union backs Reproductive Health bill, warns vs rapid population growth

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The European Union (EU) has expressed its full support for the Reproductive Health (RH) bill.

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Ateneo students back faculty in birth-control fight

Published by rudy Date posted on March 2, 2009

SAYING Catholics can support the reproductive health bill in good conscience, students of the Ateneo de Manila University have endorsed the immediate passage of House Bill 5043 on family planning in defiance of Catholic bishops and university officials.

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Protect Life. Uphold the Dignity of Families.

Published by rudy Date posted on February 27, 2009

We are alarmed at how the facts on the Reproductive Health (RH) bill have been twisted by the Roman Catholic hierarchy and its allied groups.

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Church a hindrance to family planning

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—Six out of 10 Manila residents think the Catholic Church is interfering with government policies on reproductive health and family planning, a recent survey by the private polling firm Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.

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SWS: 86% of Metro Manila residents back RH bill

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – A recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that 86 percent of Manila residents support a law on reproductive health (RH).

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Foreign meddlers

Published by rudy Date posted on February 13, 2009

So the people may know, and consistent with their constitutional right to information on matters of public concern (Section 7, Article III), the highlights of the debate in the Lower House regarding the RH bill also deserve some media attention like those Congressional hearings on government anomalies and corruption. The congressional action on this bill…

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Surveys can’t decide

Published by rudy Date posted on January 21, 2009

Anti-life advocates and lobbyists of Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman’s contraception bill, euphemistically called the Reproductive Health and Population Management Act of 2008 (an oxymoron and a proposed law which makes the state intrude into your bedroom and tells you what to do in your exercise of marital love, and makes a “national policy” in the…

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82% of Filipinos for family planning – Pulse

Published by rudy Date posted on January 20, 2009

More than 80 percent of Filipinos support family planning and almost half believe the government should limit the number of children a couple can have, according to a survey released Monday.

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Survey: Most Pinoys Back Reproductive Health Bill

Published by rudy Date posted on January 20, 2009

Six out of 10 Filipino adults are in favor of the controversial bill promoting family planning and the use of contraceptives despite opposition from the Church, according to a survey released yesterday.

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10 Filipino mothers die daily while giving birth

Published by rudy Date posted on January 19, 2009

Sen. Pia Cayetano disclosed yesterday that a United Nations report showed that at least ten Filipino mothers die every day while giving birth, which is the worst maternal mortality rate in Southeast Asia.

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Reproductive health bill revisited

Published by rudy Date posted on January 14, 2009

I am sure that upon the resumption of Congress on Jan. 19, there will be renewed efforts by contraception advocates to push for the Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008, which in effect would institutionalize contraception to control the booming population. Advocates claim this is responsible for poverty in the country.

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Poor women in RP want birth control

Published by rudy Date posted on January 8, 2009

Struggling with a daily meal budget of less than $2 a day for a family of 12, Floriza Bacli said she was happy to spoil her children a bit on New Year’s Eve with something special—half kilo of fried chicken and a quarter kilo of hotdogs.

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RP population projected to hit 91.8 M this year

Published by rudy Date posted on January 4, 2009

The country’s population is projected to hit 91.8 million this year, a family planning advocate said yesterday, underscoring the need to immediately have a strong population management program.

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New polls on reproductive health

Published by rudy Date posted on October 18, 2008

by Mahar Mangahas from Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—The third quarter 2008 Social Weather Survey, fielded Sept. 24-27, had two modules on the topic of reproductive health (RH), one module of three items done on SWS’ own initiative, and a second module of three items commissioned by the Forum for Family Planning and Development (FFPD),…

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Population Report, Philippines, 2007

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2007

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Informal sector to get RH services

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2005

Davao City (12 November) — About 60,000 workers in informal employment will get improved health and welfare especially on reproductive health services by the end of 2009.

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