Peru Campaign Quiet on Reproductive Issues

In Peru, which has one of the highest illegal abortion rates in Latin America, the sole female presidential candidate is out of the race and women’s groups say sexual and reproductive rights have been missing from the campaign season.

Peru Looks to Ban Popular Birth Control Method

Peruvian officials are considering banning tubal ligation–a popular birth-control method–in response to reports of forced sterilizations in the 1990s. Women’s rights advocates oppose the change and are calling for compensation for the victims.