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Why Brazilian Women Rebel Against C-Sections

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 10.11.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — From the day Mariana Migon discovered she was pregnant, she knew she wanted a natural birth. So just weeks before her due date,...

G(irls)20 Summit: A Great Campaign!

Barbara Cesar | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Barbara Cesar

It is unfortunate how much violence still exists in Brazil, largely against women. And most part of these women are not able to say anything about it. They usually do not denounce the aggressor.

Brazil's Bikini Revolution

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Tall and tan and young and ... chunky? The Girl From Ipanema has put on a few pounds, and for many sunbathers on Brazil's beaches t...

Brazil's Popular President Shatters 'Machismo'

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Manuela D'Avila hopes she and women like her will change the face of government in Brazil, a country where the female presence ...

PHOTOS: How Soap Operas And Female Empowerment Helped Bring Down Brazil's Fertility Rate

Posted 11.07.2011 | World

In the September 2011 issue of National Geographic, Cynthia Gorney examines how Brazil's fertility rate has plunged below replacement levels, and prov...