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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Disability and sexuality: claiming sexual and reproductive rights

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 8:12 am

While it goes without saying that people with disability have equal rights to sexual and reproductive desires and hopes as non-disabled people, society has disregarded their sexuality and reproductive concerns, aspirations and human rights. People with disabilities are infantilised and

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UNAIDS Data 2017

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 9:36 am

Accurate and credible data on the HIV epidemic are the cornerstone of the AIDS response. UNAIDS leads the world’s most extensive data collection on HIV epidemiology, programme coverage and finance and publishes the most authoritative and up-to-date information on the

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Together We Understand! A patient-driven approach to better understand HIV treatment

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 2:08 pm

The ‘Together We Understand’ Project was created to address a strong need that has been identified amongst Sub-Saharan African Migrants (SAM) affected by HIV to enhance the current communications around HIV and treatment. Through the creation of visual tools, the

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Seventeen Ways to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm

The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, provides an account of how our budget was allocated and offers profiles of each of the

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Getting on the Fast Track: Advocacy Priorities for the Global HIV & Human Rights Responses with Gay & Bisexual Men

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 7:09 am

The publication, “Getting on the Fast Track: Advocacy Priorities for the Global HIV & Human Rights Responses with Gay & Bisexual Men” carefully details next steps for coordinated action on reaching global targets in the HIV epidemic. The paper prioritizes four key issues: International

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