The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 11:34 am

The United States—through its Agency for International Development (USAID)—has long been a global leader in enabling women’s access to contraceptive services in the world’s poorest countries. Empowering women with control over their own fertility yields benefits for them, their children

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The Landmark report of the High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 11:12 am

The landmark report of the High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents was released on 22nd May 2017. The High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children

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Online Abortion Service Women on Web: a vital alternative.

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Online abortion service offers vital alternative to unsafe methods to end pregnancy Results support growing calls for reform of highly restrictive abortion laws Early medical abortion using online telemedicine offers a highly effective alternative to unsafe methods to end a

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Exploring linkages between research, policy and practice in the Netherlands: perspectives on sexual and reproductive health and rights knowledge flows

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Abstract Background: The attention to and demand for stronger linkages between research, policy and practice are increasing, especially in fields concerned with sensitive and challenging issues such as sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The study described in this

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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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