Prioritizing Family Planning in Local Government Planning and Budgeting Processes

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:42 am

Family planning is a proven low-cost, best buy intervention that saves lives and highly contributes to economic development and social transformation of a country. Currently in Uganda, there is overreliance on unstainable and unpredictable donor funding for reproductive health including ...

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Contraceptive Discontinuation: Reasons, Challenges, and Solutions

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

Family Planning 2020 and Population Council have released a new report, Contraceptive Discontinuation: Reasons, Challenges, and Solutions, that looks at why women stop using contraceptives. More than a third of women with an unmet need for modern contraception have used a modern method ...

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The safety of hormonal contraceptives for women living with HIV and their sexual partners

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 11:59 am

Contraception. Volume 93, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 11–16. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.10.002 Background Hormonal contraceptives are important for the health and well-being of some women living with HIV, so evaluation of evidence regarding their safety vis-à-vis HIV-related risks is important. Methods We updated two ...

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Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 7:55 am

Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies offers a fresh look at significant transnational legal developments in recent years, examining key judicial decisions, constitutional texts, and regulatory reforms of abortion law in order to envision ways ahead.

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IPPF: Financing demystified

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

This publication helps explain the implications of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) on Financing for Development and how people can help increase funding for RH supplies and SRH rights (SRHR) in developing countries. With support from the Reproductive Health Supplies ...

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Adolescent Experiences With Intrauterine Devices: A Qualitative Study

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:36 am

Journal of Adolescent Health. Volume 57, Issue 4, October 2015, Pages 381–386 Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to improve understanding of adolescents’ reasons for choosing an intrauterine device (IUD) and to explore experiences that led to continuation or ...

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Adolescent-Friendly Contraceptive Services: Mainstreaming Adolescent-Friendly Elements Into Existing Contraceptive Services

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

This brief focuses on the elements of AFCS that are typically implemented within a service delivery setting. It describes how mainstreaming AFCS can address key challenges for contraceptive programs, discusses the existing evidence of adolescent-friendly elements, outlines key issues for ...

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The Case for Investing in Research to Increase Access to and Use of Contraception Among Adolescents

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

This 80-page report highlights why governments and donors should invest now in research to help determine and implement the most effective and efficient ways to enable adolescents to access and use contraception. The long-term economic and health benefits of increasing ...

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The Development of a New Condom Use Expectancy Scale for At-Risk Adults

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:40 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 143, October 2015, Pages 179–184. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.053 Highlights Used self-generated condom use outcomes to generate a questionnaire. Confirmed the 3-factor structure: positive, negative, and safe sex outcomes. Positive condom use outcome expectancies predicted condom use. Positive condom use ...

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Conceptualising Quality of Life Outcomes for Women Participating in Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:37 am

Conceptualising quality of life outcomes for women participating in testing for sexually transmitted infections: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research Social Science & Medicine. Volume 143, October 2015, Pages 162–170. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.048 Highlights Uses meta-ethnography to synthesise research on women’s experiences ...

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