Exploring Child Marriage Around the World

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 11:41 am

The age at which people first marry can have long-lasting implications for their physical, economic and social well-being — particularly when marriage first happens at a young age. As part of our forthcoming global research on child marriage, we used ...

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Sexual health and its linkages to reproductive health: an operational approach

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Sexual health and reproductive health are closely linked, but crucial aspects of sexual health can be overlooked when grouped under or together with the domain of reproductive health. In order to create broader awareness of comprehensive sexual health interventions and ...

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Twelve-month contraceptive continuation among women initiating short- and long- acting reversible contraceptives in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Context Despite the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in the minimum standards of health care in humanitarian settings, access to SRH services, and especially to contraception, is often compromised in war. Very little is known about continuation ...

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Key Takeaways Share-Net Second Preparatory Meeting Road to AIDS 2018

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 11:21 am

On August 31st, Share-Net, together with Aidsfonds and AFEW International, organized the second preparatory meeting, ‘Road to AIDS 2018’, for the International AIDS Conference 2018. Interested Share-Net members and beyond came together to hear and discuss the preparations for this ...

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Infertility in the Global South: Raising awareness and generating insights for policy and practice

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 10:11 am

Infertility is a highly prevalent reproductive health condition in the global South, which often has a devastating impact on the people concerned. Yet, thus far it hardly received any attention from policy makers, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) or donors working in ...

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RMC is not a Luxury: The Case for Respectful Maternity Care in Humanitarian Settings

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm

“Their words kill more than bullets,” said Amal, a 17-year- old girl from Yemen, about why she did not want to deliver her baby at the nearest health facility. When she delivered her last child, the health providers told her ...

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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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Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage: An Updated Review of U.S. Policies and Programs and Their Impact

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

Adolescence is marked by the emergence of human sexuality, sexual identity, and the initiation of intimate relations; within this context, abstinence from sexual intercourse can be a healthy choice. However, programs that promote abstinence-only-until-marriage (AOUM) or sexual risk avoidance are ...

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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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