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Report from the field: 2015 UCLA Blum Summer Scholar Edgar Corona in Cuernavaca Morelos, México

Summer Scholar Edgar Corona shares his experience working on the cost-effectiveness portion of the Forwarding Research for Improved Detection and Access for Cervical Cancer Screening Project (FRIDA Study) at the Epidemiology and Health Services Unit of The Mexican Institute of Social Security. Edgar finds Cuernavaca Morelos to be a beautiful and welcoming city for which he hopes his research will improve healthcare delivery and research for underserved communities in Cuernavaca Morelos and the rest of México.
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Focus on Health in Latin America: Abortion and Family Planning Laws

Earlier this month news made headlines about a 10-year old girl in Paraguay who was denied an abortion after reportedly being raped and impregnated by her stepfather. According to the Paraguayan laws, an abortion can only be granted under the circumstances that the mother’s life is at risk.
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Social Cohesion in Latin America: Implications for the United States

The UCLA Blum Center’s project on social cohesion is moving into its next phase of data collection as the project and Center’s Director, Dr. Michael Rodriguez, starts to conduct site visits to speak with various stakeholders from the case studies that have been selected.
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