Shadia Elshiwy

Shadia Elshiwy

Shadia is a physician and public health expert focusing on sexual and reproductive health and preventing gender-based violence in the Middle East and North Africa. She was drawn to this work after witnessing the female genital mutilation of a young girl in rural Egypt. “The look in her eyes fueled me with anger and insistence …

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Reproductive Rights: Still a Battleground

Shadia Elshiwy leads the charge for reproductive rights and access to reproductive services; she says, "If you want a woman to exercise her right to decide the size of the family she wants, provide her with peace, security, access to health, and keep the children she decides to have alive." Shadia joins Leana Wen (former President …

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