Official press releases 20 of the world’s leading researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalization laws

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm

25 July 2018 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) – The “Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law” and an accompanying editorial were published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) today. Concerned that HIV criminalization laws are partly driven by ...

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New evidence shows far-reaching impact of expanded US “global gag rule”

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 10:21 am

Studies lay out potential threats to HIV progress 27 July 2018 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) – Researchers shared alarming evidence at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) today of negative impacts of the US Government’s “Mexico City Policy”, also known ...

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HIV Conference Abstract Database Now Available on AIDSource

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm

AIDSource recently added a new feature to their website—a searchable database of abstracts from HIV conferences. Abstracts are available for the International AIDS Conference starting in 1989, which is when the conference began, for IDWeek starting in 2012, and for ...

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The status of provision of post abortion care services for women and girls in Eastern and Southern Africa: a systematic review

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Abstract Objective To conduct a systematic review of the status of post-abortion care (PAC) provision in Eastern and Southern Africa with particular reference to reach, quality and costs of these services. Study design We searched Pubmed, EMBASE, Science Direct, POPLINE ...

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This is how we change the world. Global impact report

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Today, 26.9 million people are using a method of contraception provided by our dedicated teams around the world. We’re proud of the work we do with the support of our partners to deliver services that allow women and girls to ...

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Innovative 3D printed intravaginal rings for contraception and HIV prevention

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 1:59 pm

OBJECTIVES/SPECIFIC AIMS: The long-term goal of this project is to develop a cost effective 3D printed multipurpose intravaginal ring (IVR) to prevent against unintended pregnancies and infectious diseases. Our goal is to develop a female-controlled method for prevention using innovative ...

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Call for Papers: The impact of politics on sexual and reproductive health and rights

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 11:25 am

RHM is compiling a themed issue to be published in May 2019 on the impact of politics on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The purpose of the issue is to assimilate and highlight the consequences of and interconnections ...

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Teachers’ conflicting cultural schemas of teaching comprehensive school-based sexuality education in Kampala, Uganda

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 3:54 pm

Abstract Teachers can feel uncomfortable teaching sexuality education when the content conflicts with their cultural values and beliefs. However, more research is required to understand how to resolve conflicts between teachers’ values and beliefs and those implicit in comprehensive approaches ...

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AFEW Culture Initiative

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 9:22 am

AFEW International would like to introduce a new project: the AFEW Culture Initiative. The initiative combines art and public health in an Artist in Residence Programme in Amsterdam with six artists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  The artists are placed at ...

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United Nations: three key datasets related to family planning & SDG

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 10:13 am

The Fertility and Family Planning Section of the United Nations Population Division has published three key datasets. World Contraceptive Use 2018 This dataset provides a comparable and up-to-date data set of family planning indicators for women of reproductive age (from ...

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