Chile Offers Plan B; Trafficking Big Biz

(WOMENSENEWS)–CheersChile announced it would offer emergency contraception pills free to women 14 years of age and older, reported Sept. 6. This comes two weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Plan B pills for over-the-counter sale to women 18 and older. Chilean Health Minister Maria Soledad Barria said women can get the prescription pills from a physician for free without parental consent. She said the initiative is intended to reduce teenage pregnancy.

Blog: Calling Beirut From New York City

Nouhad Moawad left Beirut on July 2 for an internship at Women’s eNews. Majoring in translation at Beirut’s Lebanese University, the tri-lingual (English, French and Arabic) Moawad wished to spend the summer immersed in English and New York City.