Young Women Are Left Out Of HIV/AIDS Victories

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

I was first diagnosed with HIV eight years ago, and only then did I notice that every year, the international community comes together to celebrate the progress they have made in fighting this virus. This progress is reported by the ...

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Sexual health, human rights and the law

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Sexual health today is widely understood as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well- being in relation to sexuality. It encompasses not only certain aspects of reproductive health – such as being able to control one’s fertility through ...

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National Sexual Rights Law and Policy Database

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 11:52 am

The Sexual Rights Initiative created the National Sexual Rights Law and Policy Database to document and compare the status of law and policy related to sexual rights issues in different countries around the world. Ultimately, the Database will contribute to ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights of young women and girls with disabilities

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 9:53 am

Around the world, young women and girls with disabilities face great restrictions to access to services and education that are essential for leading healthy lives and minimize risks of gender-based violence. Protecting their right to decide over their own bodies ...

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Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 9:44 am

Sexual abuse, including sexual assault or rape, of children and adolescents is a major global public health problem, a violation of human rights, and has many health consequences in the short and long term. The physical, sexual, reproductive health and ...

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Provision of harm-reduction services to limit unsafe abortion in Tanzania

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 9:38 am

The objective of this article is to investigate the feasibility of providing harm-reduction services to reduce unsafe abortion in Tanzania. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 110 women who received harm-reduction counseling at a public health center in Dar ...

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Share-Net Netherlands members meet representatives Marie Stopes International

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

On the 12th of October 2017, Share-Net Netherlands members met with representatives from Marie Stopes International in The Hague. MSI Activities & Strategies The meeting started with MSI giving an overview of their activities and current strategy. Marie Stopes International was ...

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Worlds Apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 10:43 am

In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ...

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Contraception as an antidote to high mortality rate

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Sex is a pleasurable act that is enjoyed by two partners, usually male and female. Traditionally, sex and sexual acts are reserved for two mature adults in a committed relationship, preferably a marriage. One of the main functions of sexual ...

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Engaging and empowering young women and adolescent girls to prevent the risks and mitigate the impact of HIV

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 9:26 am

Preventing HIV among adolescent girls and young women in sub Saharan Africa is critical if we are to end AIDS by 2030. We know that gender inequality increases HIV vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women and continues to be ...

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