Nigeria has the world’s highest unsafe abortion rate. Young, Catholic women – especially students – are the most likely to seek abortion.Photo: Finbarr O’Reilly / Reuters

Sex action

How ‘abstinence’ is pushing up the abortion rate.

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NI 429 - Too many of us? The population panic. - January, 2010
Friends embrace in the streets of Dhaka. Displays of male affection are common but homosexuality is considered unacceptable in Islamic Bangladesh.Photo: Rafiquarrahman / REUTERS

Love in a grey zone

In Bangladesh, homosexuality is illegal. Delwar Hussain talks to Suleman, a gay imam, about what this means for him and his partner.

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009
Elaborate trade-offs: women may agree to lose one basic freedom in order to gain another.Parwiz / Aina Photo Agency / Afghanistan

Beyond the burqa

Sex, dating and the struggle for modernity, by Zuhra Bahman.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
A happy couple from the fantastically successful first Gay and Lesbian Pride March in Bengaluru (Bangalore) on 29 June 2008.Siddharth Narrain

The Fire Inside

Women who love women still leads to suicide pacts in India, often burning themselves to death. But in the wake of a groundbreaking film, lesbians are asserting themselves more – and seeing some encouraging signs of change, as Nick Harvey reports.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008
Jayanta Shaw / Reuters

Queer India

Nick Harvey explains the background on gay rights – and then talks to lesbian activists about a cause that is beginning to catch fire.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008

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Too many of us? The population panic. January, 2010
Terror takeover November, 2009
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
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