Young African-American women must be at the forefront of the reproductive justice movement as they are more likely to receive an HIV diagnosis, to die during childbirth and receive a late cervical cancer diagnosis.
Adolescent girls and young women in South Africa are more susceptible to contracting HIV than their male counterparts. This article takes a gendered look at the HIV epidemic and the challenges adolescent girls and young women face which contribute to high rates of new infections among this demographic.
The First Lady of Ghana has called for education and skills development programmes to empower young women and girls and so they are better informed to take decisions about their sexuality and prevent HIV.
Tina Nash, a health promotion facilitator in Alberta, Canada, explains the role HIV status plays when it comes to decisions Indigenous women living with HIV make around their sexual and reproductive health.