Research Blog: Stigma Surrounding Abortion in Banke District, Nepal

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 11:32 am

It has now been almost a year since I submitted my master’s thesis at the University of Amsterdam, an undertaking which included spending two months conducting field research in Nepal. I am excited that Sharenet has offered me the opportunity ...

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6 Types Of Contraceptives You Must Know About

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Here’s a list of 6 best contraceptives which can help you avoid unwanted pregnancies.   1. Pills Pills are a hormonal contraceptive. Pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy. Pills are one of the most commonly used contraceptives and have also proven to be quite effective. Combined ...

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A pilot study on the functional performance and acceptability of an innovative female condom (Wondaleaf®) in Malaysia

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Background Female condom (FC) has been available for over 30 years, but it still lacks wide acceptability. To overcome misdirection and invagination occurring in FC and to provide a wider area of protection, Wondaleaf®(WL), a new-generation adhesive FC, was recently ...

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Argentina: no turning back

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Argentina’s Senate voted last night – after a 15-hour “debate”, during which the room was mostly empty of Senators – to reject a bill on abortion passed by the House of Deputies in June. The tone and level ...

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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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