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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Contraceptive Dynamics in Rural Northern Malawi: A Prospective Longitudinal Study,

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:30 am

Women’s Responses to Survey Questions on Contraceptive Use May Overestimate Actual Protection from Unintended Pregnancy International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Volume 41, Number 3, September 2015 In settings where inconsistent, long-term use of the injectable and other short-term methods ...

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A Fresh Look at the Level of Unmet Need for Family Planning in the Postpartum Period, Its Causes And Program Implications

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 9:28 am

Starting Contraception Soon After a Birth May Not Work for All Women Who Want to Space Pregnancies International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Volume 41, Number 3, September 2015 Postpartum contraceptive use is important in helping women avoid the ...

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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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