Dynamic partnership between government & NGOs launch new TV series focused on menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Together with RedOrange (a Bangladeshi  media and communication agency), knowledge institute TNO and with support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Simavi has launched a 13-episode TV program to promote menstrual health & hygiene in Bangladesh. The ...

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Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

This edition of MTb takes us back to 1987, the year in which the Working Party on International Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health (WP) was established under its former name Dutch Consultancy for Maternal and Child Health. The focus has ...

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Tanzania: Teaching youths sex education through animation and art

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 11:49 am

Harakati za Lucy is an animation series that explores the life of a young Tanzanian girl who faces different challenges growing up and how she manages to confront them. In one episode where Lucy is pregnant, the show examines how ...

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Fertility intentions and contraceptive practices among clinic-users living with HIV in Kenya: a mixed methods study

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

Background Preventing unwanted pregnancies in Women Living with HIV (WLHIV) is a recognised HIV-prevention strategy. This study explores the fertility intentions and contraceptive practices of WLHIV using services in Kenya. Methods Two hundred forty women self-identifying as WLHIV who attended ...

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Factors influencing contraceptive use and non-use among women of advanced reproductive age in Nigeria

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 8:46 am

Find about Bola Lukman Solanke’s research about Factors influencing contraceptive use and non-use among women of advanced reproductive age in Nigeria. Background Factors influencing contraceptive use and non-use among women of advanced reproductive age have been insufficiently researched in Nigeria. This study examines factors ...

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We must acknowledge adolescents as sexual beings

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 7:07 am

I grew up in India. While in my late teens and studying to be a doctor, I met the girl whom I married some years later. A year or so into our relationship we started to have sex. We decided ...

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In Africa, a Glimpse of Hope for Beating H.I.V.

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 2:14 pm

A couple of years ago, European researchers began studying more than a thousand couples, gay and straight, in which one member had been infected with H.I.V. and the other hadn’t. These couples weren’t using condoms. But the infected partner was taking ...

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Albanian Custom Fades: Woman as Family Man

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 8:22 am

Pashe Keqi recalled the day nearly 60 years ago when she decided to become a man. She chopped off her long black curls, traded in her dress for her father’s baggy trousers, armed herself with a hunting rifle and vowed ...

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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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