A Matter of Fact, a Matter of Choice: The Case for Investing in Permanent Contraceptive Methods

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:58 am

Remarkable social, health, and economic gains have been made since the launch of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in 2000. Desired family size is falling, and the small family norm is becoming universal. There is a longstanding international consensus ...

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“Maternal Health and Respectful Maternity Care” and “The Impact of Maternity Care on HIV & Family Planning”

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:54 am

“Maternal Health and Respectful Maternity Care” and “The Impact of Maternity Care on HIV & Family Planning“ is a dual-sided fact sheet cosponsored by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Family Care International, Maternal Health Task Force, Women Deliver, and The White ...

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Mobile health innovations for improved access to safe abortion in Indonesia

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

Objectives: In recent years, mobile phones have rapidly evolved as tools for health promotion and disease prevention in low-resource settings. While mobile health (mHealth) projects have successfully demonstrated improvements in sexual and reproductive health outcomes, to date, no full-scale mHealth ...

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“Women at the Center: Rights-Based Maternity Care and It’s Link to HIV and Family Planning”

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:23 am

“Women at the Center: Rights-Based Maternity Care and It’s Link to HIV and Family Planning“ is an infographic that illustrates how disrespect and abuse faced by women and girls negatively affects their health seeking behaviors, becoming an exit point for services ...

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Reality Check: A Planning and Advocacy Tool for Strengthening Family Planning Programs, Version 3

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:15 am

Reality Check generates data for evidence-based family planning advocacy and strategic planning by examining the relation between contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) and population to estimate the resources required to achieve a future goal and the potential impact of achieving that ...

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Today and every day, young women need access to safe and legal abortion services.

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:14 am

47,000 deaths occur each year as a result of unsafe abortions, with 40% of unsafe abortions occurring in women under 24 years of age. Worldwide, young women under the age of 20 make up 70% of all hospitalisations resulting from ...

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Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:24 am

This policy brief checklist, developed by the USAID-funded Health Policy Project, draws from lessons learned and best practices in moving from policy to action. It is meant to provide guidance to stakeholders on how the policy environment can be used ...

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Women’s empowerment and contraceptive use: The role of independent versus couples’ decision making, from a low-middle income country perspective

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

Introduction: There is little available evidence of associations between the various dimensions of women’s empowerment and contraceptive use having been examined – and of how these associations are mediated by women’s socio-economic and demographic statuses. We assessed these phenomena in ...

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Meeting demand for family planning within a generation: The post-2015 agenda

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:16 am

Expanding access to family planning has been a key aim of health and development programming for almost 50 years. During that time, important gains have been made in addressing unmet need for family planning, increasing contraceptive prevalence, and preventing unintended ...

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Outcomes of Accelerating Contraceptive Choice Meeting Released

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 4:24 am

In April 2014, 80 experts in program and policy development and implementation met in Nairobi Kenya to focus on actions needed to increase access to the widest possible range of contraceptive methods in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Convened by Advance ...

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