Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is borne out by figures. Each year ...

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Global Contraceptive Commodity Gap Analysis

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 3:20 pm

This edition of Global Contraceptive Commodity Gap Analysis 2018 (CGA 2018) is the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s fourth report to highlight disparities between the growing demand for family planning services and the resource base required to provide the supplies on ...

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Abortion Attitude Transformation- A Values Transformation Toolkit for Humanitarian Audiences

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 11:42 am

Abortion by trained providers is a safe and common procedure, legal under at least one condition in nearly every country in the world. Yet women and girls living in humanitarian settings often cannot get this essential reproductive health service—even when ...

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Uptake of postabortion care services and acceptance of postabortion contraception in Puntland, Somalia

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Unsafe abortion is responsible for at least 9% of all maternal deaths worldwide; however, in humanitarian emergencies where health systems are weak and reproductive health services are often unavailable or disrupted, this figure is higher. In Puntland, Somalia, Save the ...

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How legal restrictions on abortion are harming women all over the world

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:24 am

This Friday Ireland faces a historic vote on whether to reform the country’s abortion laws, which are among the most restrictive in Europe. Currently, women in Ireland who need an abortion are forced to travel abroad – usually England – or may resort to clandestine termination ...

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Expanding Method Choice in Africa with Long-Acting Methods: IUDs, Implants or Both?

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 10:53 am

Fertility transition in Sub-Saharan Africa has been slow: The total fertility rate for the region was 6.8 in the late 1970s and is now a little below 5.0.1 In addition, modern contraceptive use is low: Only 25% of married women in ...

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Ireland votes to repeal the 8th amendment in historic abortion referendum – and marks a huge cultural shift

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 3:51 pm

In a historic referendum, the Irish people have voted by a landslide to repeal the 8th amendment to the country’s constitution, allowing the government to legislate for abortion. The vote illustrates the monumental shift in attitudes towards women’s rights in ...

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Urban v rural: can cities protect reproductive rights?

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Alone woman scales a brick building, turning to look at a number 8 chained to her ankle, hampering her progress. The animation appeared this month, projected on to Dublin’s Treasury building, and images quickly spread on social media under the ...

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The cost‐effectiveness of multi‐purpose HIV and pregnancy prevention technologies in South Africa

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Introduction A number of antiretroviral HIV prevention products are efficacious in preventing HIV infection. However, the sexual and reproductive health needs of many women extend beyond HIV prevention, and research is ongoing to develop multi‐purpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that offer ...

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Contraception Atlas 2018: European States failing to empower citizens to plan their lives

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 8:19 am

Read the full report here: epf-contraception_atlas-v5 Access to contraception should be a key concern of governments in empowering citizens to plan their families and lives. Yet every country analysed by the 2018 Contraception Atlas needs to do more to improve ...

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