Can community health workers play a greater role in increasing access to medical abortion services? A qualitative study

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 7:45 am

Despite being legally available in India since 1971, barriers to safe and legal abortion remain, and unsafe and/or illegal abortion continues to be a problem. Community health workers have been involved in improving access to health information and care for ...

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Policy Briefing: The GGR and its impacts

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 7:51 am

A briefing to state IPPF’s position on the Trump administration’s expanded Global Gag Rule (GGR), consider the early impacts of the GGR and situate the GGR within a larger global context. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global ...

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‘I am all alone’: factors influencing the provision of termination of pregnancy services in two South African provinces

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

Globally, universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services has been re-emphasised. One-third of maternal deaths could be averted by improving access to safe abortion services. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the implementation of the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy ...

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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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The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

Posted on June 2, 2017 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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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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Recent developments have made female permanent contraception an increasingly attractive option, and pregnant women in particular ought to be counselled about it

Posted on May 22, 2017 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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Determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active men in Kenya

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Abstract Background: Research in Kenya has focussed on family planning from women’s perspectives, with the aim of helping reduce the burden of unintended pregnancies. As such, the determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active women are well documented. However, ...

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Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Posted on March 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm

 Overview This document is part of the process for improving the quality of care in family planning. Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use (MEC), the first edition of which was published in 1996, presents current WHO guidance on the safety ...

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Report Technical Meeting on Hormonal Contraception in MPTs

Posted on March 1, 2017 at 4:22 pm

The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) is a product neutral, global collaboration that advances the development of MPTs to address the interlinked risks of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Comprised of members from across disciplines ...

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