Friday Videos: Abortion, Breastfeeding, and Healthcare

By Rachel Walden — August 1, 2008

Several organizations working on reproductive and other health topics are now sharing their message via online video. I’ve listed several examples below; feel free to suggest others in the comments.

Ipas has a video on abortion in Brazil, and explains that “Abortion in Brazil is highly restricted, allowed only in cases of rape, or to save the life or health of the mother. Women who break the law can be imprisoned for up to three years.” Their website also provides more information on the topic and their work in the nation.

World Breastfeeding Week starts today; a video contest was held on the theme of supporting breastfeeding women.

Consumer Reports Health has been conducting a “Cover America Tour,” in which they interview people about their struggles with paying for healthcare. The resulting videos from across America can be viewed here.

Finally, in a previous post, I mentioned the recent Wide Angle program, “Birth of a Surgeon,” on Mozambique midwives being trained to offer emergency surgical care to obstetric patients; the full episode is now available for online viewing.

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