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The Blog Rounds, 18th edition: The State of Reproductive Health in the Philippines

Posted Sep 22 2008 11:02am

This time around I’ve called into discussion the recently hot issue involving the proposed Reproductive Health Act and the general state of reproductive health in the country.  And I’m glad that we’ve got some incredibly informative contributions, since my own post about it, What the RCC hates in the RH Act, has been a bit mediocre and emotional attachment is getting at me.  It is with a passion that I say I really abhor how the Catholic church is meddling in this sordid affair.  But then perhaps, we should all hear all sides, all opinions, afterwhich then, informed decisions could be made. 

Doc Ligaya Solera says she’s lost in the pro’s.  In an effort to untangle the mess, she enumerates commonly asked questions and tries to answer them, sharing her “two cents of disorganized thoughts”.

Doc Joey, in her post, “ While They’re Young ” believes that education empowers people and that youngsters should be given this empowerment too.

Doc Che advises us to “ Go Forth and Multiply…responsibly ” in her post for this week’s TBR.  And I certainly agree most especially to what she wrote in her last paragraph.  

Got meloinks shares a breakthrough conception contraception idea.  Wildly funny idea.  But if it will be feasible, then I guess, I’ll wish for one too!

Doc J.A., on the other hand, shares why it’s better to be pro-life, anti-artificial contraception and to discard the Reproductive Health Act bill.  I do not completely agree with it, though, as I believe knowledge of both the NFP and the artificial contraception is vital to making an informed choice, and not simply promoting one over the other.  But then, after all, hers is a Christian’s point of view.  

I advise that we all continue following up on this issue.  We’re all involved in this and it is for the our future and our patients’ future that are at stake, whatever happens to the proposed bill and whatever repercussions it would entail.

For those who still have their posts to share, please feel free to leave your comments and links here and I’ll update this post.

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