Ife Smith is a 28 year old from the steel pan paradise of Trinidad and Tobago. She has more than 11 years experience as a volunteer at the Family Planning Association’s youth arm, Youth Advocacy Movement (YAM), working in advocacy, peer education and
more for sexual and reproductive health rights and issues. Ife Smith holds a Bachelors in Business Administration (first division); Diploma in Gender and Development Studies and is currently pursuing her Masters in Labour and Employment Relations at the University
of the West Indies – Barbados.
October 01, 2012 / Ife Smith
Reviewing the compelling needs for access to emergency contraception (EC) in the Caribbean, this post also dispells many myths about EC held throughout the region.
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