Zambia, Where HIV Prevention and Family Planning Must Mix
BY Michelle Garcia
July 26 2012 1:20 PM ET
For many women across sub-Saharan Africa, the simple joy of childbirth can be riskier than their Western counterparts. Sixty percent of people with HIV in this region are women, and while many of the women in this part of the world not only want to avoid pregnancy, it's difficult to find consistent, easy access to contraception. That's partially because many of the clinics that women have access to may only have HIV medication, but not family planning tools and contraception.
A new documentary by Population Action International titled In One Place, and the book Under One Roof, highlight the critical need to link HIV prevention as well as birth control at more clinics. The book and short film both feature interviews with women and men affected by the disparity in sexual health across Zambia.
Watch the trailer below, and go to InOnePlaceFilm.com for the full 10-minute film.