Rights-Based Family Planning: 10 Resources to Guide Programming – Resource Guide

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

Available resources on rights-based programming for family planning vary in purpose, structure, scope and detail. They offer different frameworks and guidance; some are more comprehensive and programmatic than others. Faced with an abundance of resource documents, family planning stakeholders need ...

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Empowering Women or Pleasing Men? Analyzing Male Views on Female Condom Use in Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cameroon

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 9:16 am

Marketing the Female Condom to Men as Well as Women May Increase Use International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Volume 41, Number 3, September 2015 According to “Empowering Women or Pleasing Men? Analyzing Male Views on Female Condom Use in Zimbabwe, Nigeria ...

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An Assessment of Family Planning Decision Makers’ And Advocates’ Needs and Strategies in Three East African Countries

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 9:10 am

Government Decision Makers Are More Receptive to Family Planning Messages from Local Advocates International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Volume 41, Number 3, September 2015 According to “An Assessment of Family Planning Decision Makers’ and Advocates’ Needs and Strategies in ...

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UN set to change the world with new development goals – The Lancet

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 6:06 am

This report from the Lancet gives a good summary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including arguments pro and con. The report also provides clarity on how the Health sector can engage with the SDGs and potential opportunities and threats.  Author: John ...

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Community Health Workers’ Provision of Family Planning Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of Effectiveness

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 8:54 am

This systematic review evaluates the strength of the evidence that community health workers’ (CHW) provision of family planning (FP) services in low- and middle-income countries is effective. In a search of eight databases, articles were screened by study design and ...

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Gender, SRHR and the Post-2015 Agenda

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:30 am

The process to formulate the post-2015 development agenda was unleashed upon the world in early 2013. In order to create an ambitious new global development agenda— which will influence national development strategies, global discourse, and purportedly, to be so transformational ...

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Indicators for a Transformative, High-Impact & People-Centred 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Leading Options for Global, Thematic, Regional and/or National Levels

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

Developed by High-Level Task Force for the ICPD. The indicators proposed in this document represent transformative and strategic options for Member States – both policy decision-makers and statisticians – to consider as they develop this key foundation of the new Agenda’s ...

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Report 9th Annual PopPov Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

In June 2015, the Population and Poverty Research Initiative (PopPov) hosted its 9th Annual Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development, where researchers presented ongoing and completed research results which address important issues at the intersection of population, reproductive health ...

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Brief, Sexuality-related communication: Recommendations for a public health approach

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:44 am

Both research and consultations over the last decades have identified sexuality-related communication as an issue that requires urgent attention. While clients would like their health-care providers to discuss sexual health concerns, health workers lack the necessary training and knowledge to ...

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Underuse of modern methods of contraception: underlying causes and consequent undesired pregnancies in 35 low- and middle-income countries

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

Every year, when 123 million women experience pregnancy as a harbinger of happiness, many of the remaining 87 million face it with dismay. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that, after becoming pregnant without intention, many of these women are ...

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