Recent developments have made female permanent contraception an increasingly attractive option, and pregnant women in particular ought to be counselled about it

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Background Background: Despite the increased prevalence of reversible contraception, global unintended pregnancy rates are stable. Mistakes, method failures, side effects, alcohol, stock-outs, fears, costs, delays, myths, religious interference, doctors with other priorities, traditions and lack of health professionals may all

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Share-Net Report Operational Research Working Group Meeting

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

The Share-Net Netherlands working group “Operational Research” was founded in 2013 after various Share-Net member organisations were granted DGIS funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2012. This funding included a newly-added operational research component. Since that time,

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Simple treatment for severe bleeding could save lives of mothers around the world

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm

New evidence suggests low-cost drug should become frontline response for severe bleeding after childbirth. An inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a major

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Determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active men in Kenya

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Abstract Background: Research in Kenya has focussed on family planning from women’s perspectives, with the aim of helping reduce the burden of unintended pregnancies. As such, the determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active women are well documented. However,

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IAVI HIV Vaccine Awareness Campaign 2017

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 10:52 am

This HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (May 18), we invite you to help us celebrate the promise and progress of HIV vaccine research and development (R&D). Researchers are working tirelessly to develop a preventive vaccine and to end AIDS once and

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Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 : From World Development Indicators

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm

The Atlas is built around World Development Indicators 2017  — the World Bank’s compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people’s lives. For each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, selected indicators have

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Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 6:33 pm

This publication is a tool for action developed by UNFPA, Promundo and the MenEngage Alliance. It provides guidance on best practices to promote partnerships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and

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Young people’s perceptions of relationships and sexual practices in the abstinence-only context of Uganda

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Abstract The Ugandan government has been criticised on several grounds for its abstinence-only policies on sexuality education directed towards young people. These grounds include the failure to recognise the multiple realities faced by young people, some of whom may already

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Reproductive Health Education in Ghana should be strengthened to better meet adolescents’ needs

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 3:43 pm

The government of Ghana, school heads, teachers, students and community members show strong support for the provision of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education in schools. Yet a recent study indicates that programs in Ghana are not providing the full

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HIV Cure & Cancer Forum: Deadline for abstracts and scholarships

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm

There is one week left to submit abstracts or apply for a scholarship for the International AIDS Society (IAS) HIV Cure & Cancer Forum in Paris on 22-23 July 2017. The deadline for abstract submissions and scholarship applications is 2

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