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Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Impact of the Zika Virus Outbreak on Brazilian Fertility

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge St.
Thu., Mar. 23, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m.

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Impact of the Zika Virus Outbreak on Brazilian Fertility

The association between Zika Virus and birth malformations (including microcephaly) spurred government leaders to suggest that women should postpone having babies for a few years. The statement ignores the fact that about 58 percent of pregnancies in Latin America are not intended; rates of sexual violence are high in the region; and despite being illegal, more than 4 million abortions were performed in Latin America in 2008, about 95 percent under unsafe conditions. The talk will reflect on these issues and present some data for the Brazilian context.

Gazette Classification: Lecture
Organization/Sponsor: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Speaker(s): Marcia Castro, Associate Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Contact Info: Juliana Deleo (jdeleo@fas.harvard.edu)
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Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:00