Dispatches from Women Deliver: Breaking Taboos For Women’s Health

The following is an excerpt of a post Morra wrote as a guest for UN Dispatches. This past week, Morra has been at the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The hidden subtext of the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the largest global health event of the decade, is all about breaking taboos: Taboos about women and power, about sex, about relationships between men and women, and about the role of global institutions in quite simply talking about sexual health.

According to Marie Stopes International, 222 million women around the world have an unmet need for family planning. Access to this care would prevent unnecessary deaths and reduce poverty.