Women in poor communities are relying on charities for contraception, after a bill that was supposed to provide free condoms, birth control pills and implants was weakened after years of opposition in the country. Photo: AFP

Philippines’ poorest hit hardest by birth control failings, ‘toothless’ family planning law and interference from church

The Catholic Church and conservative politicians have helped to ensure abortion and divorce remain illegal, and the Philippines’ mostly Catholic population is booming, despite birth control legislation

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Women in poor communities are relying on charities for contraception, after a bill that was supposed to provide free condoms, birth control pills and implants was weakened after years of opposition in the country. Photo: AFP
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