Research Blog: ‘Yes, I think it’s a woman’s responsibility to avoid pregnancy’ – Why it is important to involve Malawian men in family planning

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 9:31 am

Over a year ago, I went to Malawi to discover why, as literature told me, men are not as involved in planning a family as women. As you might know, family planning is essential to improve reproductive and maternal health ...

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Determinants of antenatal care attendance among women residing in highly disadvantaged communities in northern Jordan: a cross-sectional study

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 3:35 pm

Abstract Background One of the major reproductive health challenges among disadvantaged populations is to provide pregnant women with the necessary antenatal care (ANC). In this study, we suggest applying an integrated conceptual framework aimed at ascertaining the extent to which ...

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Prevalence and associated factors of risky sexual behaviors among undergraduate students in state universities of Western Province in Sri Lanka: a descriptive cross sectional study

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Abstract Background Risky sexual behaviors (RSB) are becoming an important problem all over the world. RSB are defined as behaviors leading to sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated ...

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Uptake of postabortion care services and acceptance of postabortion contraception in Puntland, Somalia

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Unsafe abortion is responsible for at least 9% of all maternal deaths worldwide; however, in humanitarian emergencies where health systems are weak and reproductive health services are often unavailable or disrupted, this figure is higher. In Puntland, Somalia, Save the ...

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Quality improvement as a framework for behavior change interventions in HIV-predisposed communities: a case of adolescent girls and young women in northern Uganda

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Despite the conventional approaches to HIV prevention being the bedrock for early reductions in HIV infections in Uganda, innovations that demonstrate reduction in risk to infection in vulnerable populations need to be embraced urgently. In the past 2 years, a USAID-funded ...

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YOUNG WOMEN DESERVE CHOICES FOR THEIR MENSTRUAL HYGIENE

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 4:29 pm

While the topic of menstruation is gaining traction and attention across the globe, data on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices and consumers’ preferences are scarce: PSI aimed to bring its unique knowledge and experience of health markets to help improve ...

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The Cost of Child Marriage

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:46 am

Development experts have always measured the human costs of early marriage, but new data are shedding light on the practice’s economic impact. As countries work to ban child marriage, advanced economies – led by the G7 – can help by ...

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How legal restrictions on abortion are harming women all over the world

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:24 am

This Friday Ireland faces a historic vote on whether to reform the country’s abortion laws, which are among the most restrictive in Europe. Currently, women in Ireland who need an abortion are forced to travel abroad – usually England – or may resort to clandestine termination ...

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Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:05 am

More than 3,500 reports of forced marriage were made to police over a three-year period, a Guardian investigation has found, as charities warned that there were thousands more victims living in conditions of modern slavery in homes across the UK. ...

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Expanding Method Choice in Africa with Long-Acting Methods: IUDs, Implants or Both?

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 10:53 am

Fertility transition in Sub-Saharan Africa has been slow: The total fertility rate for the region was 6.8 in the late 1970s and is now a little below 5.0.1 In addition, modern contraceptive use is low: Only 25% of married women in ...

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