Foreign Doctors Help Poor Brazilians Get a Leg Up

Just three months ago, the public clinic near Maria Selma Dos Santos’s home didn’t have a single doctor on staff. Prior to that, she could schedule...

To Get an Abortion in Brazil, I Had to Lie and Say I Was Raped

Though more than a million abortions are performed in Brazil every year, almost all of them are illegal. Some are performed in illicit clinics by practitioners of varying...

Harsh Reproductive Math in the Slums

The view from a shack in the Recife slum area of Coelhos. Photo: Olga Khazan “You just press the ring here, and put it inside your vagina, and...

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