Peru

Giving Birth Upright, With Maté: Peru Clinics Open Arms to Indigenous Women

AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuamán, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, “You decide your birthing position.” Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including

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Changes in Peru’s Penal Code will Enable More Young People to Access HIV Services

The Constitutional Tribunal of Peru is amending the Article 173 in its penal code which for many years had criminalized consensual sexual activity among young people. Sentencing was particularly severe with adolescents facing up to 30 years in prison. Article 173 of the penal code was also preventing young people from accessing essential health and

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