Zika Virus and Reproductive Rights

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The government of El Salvador issued a recommendation that women don't get pregnant until 2018 to prevent the spread of Zika Virus. Abortion is illegal in El Salvador. Access to birth control is limited. A group of Argentinian doctors believe that increased microcephaly is not from Zika virus, but from a Larvicide manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical. We discuss Zika virus and women's reproductive rights in El Salvador with Suyapa Portillo, professor of Chicana Studies at Pitzer College.

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released February 12, 2016
This interview first aired on APEX Express, KPFA

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Tara Dorabji is a writer, strategist at Youth Speaks, mother, and radio journalist at KPFA. Her work is published or forthcoming in Al Jazeera, Tayo Literary Magazine, Huizache, Good Girls Marry Doctors, Center for Asian American Media, Mutha and Midwifery Today. Tara is working on novels, set in Kashmir and Livermore. Her projects can be viewed at dorabji.com ... more

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