SheDecides’ First Birthday: No celebration. Some inspiration.

Posted on March 3, 2018 at 10:08 am

Odette Hekster, PSI-Europe “Women who find themselves in this situation [of an unplanned pregnancy] prefer to choke the baby than to suffer the pressure from society.” This is a quote from an article in the New Yorker of October 1st, ...

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Timing of abortion among adolescent and young women presenting for post-abortion care in Kenya: a cross-sectional analysis of nationally-representative data

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 10:15 am

Background Complications of unsafe abortion are a leading cause of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Adolescents and young women are disproportionately represented among those at risk of these complications. Currently, we know little about the factors associated with young women’s ...

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From the pipeline. The road to female controlled prevention: The female condom as a currently available MPT

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 2:21 pm

When the founders of the Female Health Company (FHC) began conceptualizing the female condom in 1996, they wanted to create a product that would impact society as well as benefit investors. Little did they know that it would be a ...

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YouTube censors lifesaving abortion information

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 8:59 am

YouTube removed the video channels from Women on Waves and Women on Web. Both channels contained animations with lifesaving information about safe and effective ways to do an abortion with medicines. By censoring information on safe abortion, YouTube may contribute ...

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Protecting safe abortion in humanitarian settings: overcoming legal and policy barriers

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 10:18 am

Women and girls are increasingly the direct and targeted victims of armed conflict and studies show that they are disproportionately and differentially affected. However, humanitarian laws, policies, and protocols have yet to be meaningfully interpreted and adapted to respond to ...

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Modern contraceptive use, unmet need, and demand satisfied among women of reproductive age who are married or in a union in the focus countries of the Family Planning 2020 initiative: a systematic analysis using the Family Planning Estimation Tool

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 10:49 am

Background The London Summit on Family Planning in 2012 inspired the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative and the 120×20 goal of having an additional 120 million women and adolescent girls become users of modern contraceptives in 69 of the world’s ...

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Provision of harm-reduction services to limit unsafe abortion in Tanzania

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 9:38 am

The objective of this article is to investigate the feasibility of providing harm-reduction services to reduce unsafe abortion in Tanzania. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 110 women who received harm-reduction counseling at a public health center in Dar ...

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Share-Net Netherlands members meet representatives Marie Stopes International

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

On the 12th of October 2017, Share-Net Netherlands members met with representatives from Marie Stopes International in The Hague. MSI Activities & Strategies The meeting started with MSI giving an overview of their activities and current strategy. Marie Stopes International was ...

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Worlds Apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 10:43 am

In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ...

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Contraception as an antidote to high mortality rate

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Sex is a pleasurable act that is enjoyed by two partners, usually male and female. Traditionally, sex and sexual acts are reserved for two mature adults in a committed relationship, preferably a marriage. One of the main functions of sexual ...

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