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Separated by Borders: United By Need, An Assessment of Reproductive Health on the Thai-Burma Border

By Ibis Reproductive Health  •  February 16, 2012

The region of eastern Burma is mired in conflict and human rights abuses. The former Myanmar military junta and the new civilian government, are responsible for widespread human rights violations throughout the region, including forced labor, extrajudicial killings, rape, forced displacement, imprisonment, and destruction of food supplies. The human rights situation in eastern Burma has resulted in the migration of millions throughout the region, leaving the population divided among isolated rural villages or internally displaced person (IDP) areas in eastern Burma, migrant communities in Thailand, and nine refugee camps in Thailand. Reproductive health indicators throughout the region demonstrate lack of access to family planning resources, including sexual and reproductive health information, unmet contraceptive needs, and high rates of unplanned pregnancy, maternal mortality, and harm from unsafe abortion.

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