Honduras is the only country in Latin America where access to emergency contraception is banned and one of the few countries in the region where abortion is prohibited under any circumstances, including in cases of rape or incest.
Ten of Mexico’s 32 states have decriminalized abortion, most of them in just the past three years. Even in some of those 10 states, for example Oaxaca, activists say they face persisting challenges in trying to make abortion safe, accessible, and government-funded.
Born and raised in New York’s Lower East Side, Coss Marte says there weren’t many opportunities for him to make good money outside of drug dealing. His illicit career sent him to prison, where he had a life-changing experience. Now an entrepreneur, he’s helping others like him.
In Mexico, according to its National Survey on Sexual and Gender Diversity, as of 2021, 28 percent of the LGBTQ+ population has thought about or attempted suicide in their lifetime—which translates to 1.4 million LGBTQ+ people 15 years and older.
Two weeks after Hurricane Fiona, non-governmental organizations in Puerto Rico still bear the greatest burden of guiding and caring for survivors of gender-based violence.
After Fiona, Puerto Rico Health Dept. Repeats Hurricane María Mistakes With Patients Who Depend on Electricity
On the island of Puerto Rico, there are more than 40,000 people using electrical devices that extend their lives, and during emergencies they are more vulnerable.
In this episode of Latino USA, we go on a hike with Evelynn Escobar-Thomas and some of the women of Hike Clerb, to talk about the benefits of being in nature and how these women of color are reclaiming and enjoying the outdoors.
With the overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’, threats of interstate criminal prosecutions will chill both healthcare workers and patients and undermine access to care, particularly for undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable populations.
Experts say that mental health among Puerto Rico’s youth is getting worse at an alarming rate, exacerbated by compounding natural disasters, faltering infrastructure, and a lack of mental health resources.
During the 24th International AIDS Conference that took place over the last weekend of July in Montreal, Colombian visual artist and lawyer Juan de la Mar used their mic time to express how essential it is to advocate for the sexual rights of people living with HIV.
After voters in Kansas, one of the most conservative states in the country, rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have allowed state lawmakers to ban abortion, Latino Rebels asked senators if the issue of abortion rights could cost Republicans seats in November’s midterm elections.
In the wake of the World Health Organization declaring the growing monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” on Saturday, activists in New York are calling on the city and the federal government for more aggressive outreach.
Latinos make up a small percentage of Congress, a little over eight percent. Of the 45 Latinos currently serving in Congress, 18 (40 percent) represent states where abortion is banned, restricted, or expected to have restrictions soon
As high temperatures threaten to leave Texans without power to cool their homes, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates a grid carrying about 90 percent of the state’s power load, has asked residents to turn up their thermostats and reduce their use of major appliances from 2 to 8 p.m. to avoid outages.
Some hospitals in Texas have reportedly refused to treat patients with major pregnancy complications for fear of violating the state’s abortion ban, the Texas Medical Association said in a letter this week.
A federal judge in Phoenix on Monday blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes.
On Monday, June 27, dozens of reproductive justice advocates marched on the U.S. embassy in Argentina to condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling in ‘Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,’ which overturned the landmark 1973 decision in ‘Roe v. Wade.’
The profound Indigenous connection to nature has existed for centuries, including the dread and depression caused by environmental changes. Climate change harms Native people’s sensitive relationships to plants, water, animals, and land and threatens their way of life, including learned skills, customs, and traditions.
“It’s not surprising to us,” said Lupe M. Rodríguez, executive director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. “We have been expecting this for many years and sounding the alarm around this possibility.”
It is even harder for pregnant people facing gender-based violence to make informed, active choices about when, how, and if they want to grow their families. In order for Latinas to thrive, and to do that, we must resecure the rights, access, and power to determine our own destinies.
The New York City Department of Health carried out a 2020 survey analyzing overdose deaths among Latinos, and Puerto Ricans represented the highest number of opioid deaths by a landslide. Out of 635 reported fatal overdoses, 232 were Puerto Ricans.