Philippines Finally Passes Health Bill for Women

By LILY COOK, age 15

PHOTO: Facebook/RH Bill Portal

After a decade-long struggle for women’s basic reproductive rights in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino signed a reproductive health care bill to take effect in January 2013. The bill will ensure that women, especially in poor communities, have rights over their own bodies, receive adequate medical care if they want to have a baby and get adequate family planning education.

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