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Struggling Filipinos Denied Family Planning Options

Poor women in the Philippines are finding it harder to get access to contraceptives and family planning methods. The government won't permit distribution at public health clinics, and some private clinics are closing. Dangerous, illegal abortions are one likely result. A population boom could be another.

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Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.