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Elon University Visit: Journalists Examine Reproductive Health from Asia to Africa

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April 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM EDT
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A member of the medical staff of a licensed doctor known for providing abortions stands in doorway of the operating room of his private clinic, located blocks from one of the biggest public hospitals in Lagos; in Lagos, Nigeria, August 22, 2013. They asked that their identities not be disclosed. Image by Allison Shelley. Nigeria, 2013.

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley and grantee photojournalist Allison Shelley explore their reporting on reproductive health in the developing world during a talk at Elon University on Tuesday, April 8.

Hundley's project, "Indonesia and the Philippines: Gender, Health and Faith" explores access to family planning options in these two countries in Southeast Asia, where religious beliefs have far-reaching implications for reproductive health and the global hot-button issue of abortion.

For her project "Deadly Cycle: Nigeria's Silent Abortion Crisis," Shelley, along with fellow Pulitzer Center grantee Allyn Gaestel, documents the reproductive health environment in Nigeria, a country where abortion is illegal and contraception is hard to come by, meaning these family planning options can only be accessed off-the-record, far from much-needed safety regulations. Shelley and Gaestel also explored reproductive health and cultural issues in Nepal.

Join us for this conversation that will compare and contrast emerging patterns of reproductive health access across two regions of the developing world. The talk on April 8 is part of a two-day Campus Consortium visit to Elon University.

Tuesday, April 8
5:00 pm
McEwen Hall Room 011
Elon University
Elon, NC


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