IAPAC Advocacy Message

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 6:12 am

Dear IAPAC Members, Friends, and Allies,   I write you about an urgent matter at a critical juncture in the global AIDS response. We are building upon significant momentum to attain the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 targets by

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The Global Gag Rule/Mexico City Policy: What to Know Now by IAWG

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm

The purpose of this document is to describe what is known about the expansion of President Trump’s Global Gag Rule (GGR) and analyze how, based on previous versions, this could hinder ongoing and/or new efforts to provide sexual and reproductive

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Introducing the MH Hub’s Global Menstrual Health Registry

Posted on at 10:27 am

All around world, organizations and actors are working to address and improve menstrual health. The Menstrual Health Hub is creating a Global Menstrual Health Registry to help those working in this global community better understand who is doing what, where,

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Share-Net Report Thematic Meeting Contraception & Abortion

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Share-Net Netherlands organized a Thematic Meeting on Contraception & Abortion together with its respective working group on the 23rd of May 2017. During this thematic meeting, participants gained insights in the present political and funding climate for contraception and abortion and

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Gender equality and human rights approaches to female genital mutilation: a review of international human rights norms and standards

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Two hundred million girls and women in the world are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), and another 15 million girls are at risk of experiencing it by 2020 in high prevalence countries (UNICEF, 2016. Female genital mutilation/cutting:

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The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

Posted on at 11:34 am

The United States—through its Agency for International Development (USAID)—has long been a global leader in enabling women’s access to contraceptive services in the world’s poorest countries. Empowering women with control over their own fertility yields benefits for them, their children

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The Landmark report of the High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents

Posted on at 11:12 am

The landmark report of the High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents was released on 22nd May 2017. The High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children

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Online Abortion Service Women on Web: a vital alternative.

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Online abortion service offers vital alternative to unsafe methods to end pregnancy Results support growing calls for reform of highly restrictive abortion laws Early medical abortion using online telemedicine offers a highly effective alternative to unsafe methods to end a

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Exploring linkages between research, policy and practice in the Netherlands: perspectives on sexual and reproductive health and rights knowledge flows

Posted on at 3:36 pm

Abstract Background: The attention to and demand for stronger linkages between research, policy and practice are increasing, especially in fields concerned with sensitive and challenging issues such as sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The study described in this

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Recent developments have made female permanent contraception an increasingly attractive option, and pregnant women in particular ought to be counselled about it

Posted on at 2:25 pm

Background Background: Despite the increased prevalence of reversible contraception, global unintended pregnancy rates are stable. Mistakes, method failures, side effects, alcohol, stock-outs, fears, costs, delays, myths, religious interference, doctors with other priorities, traditions and lack of health professionals may all

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