Policy Brief Addressing Women’s Need for Contraception and Abortion – Share-Net Netherlands

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 11:49 am

The outcome of the Share-Net thematic meeting on contraception and abortion, May 2015.  Despite the worldwide decrease in maternal deaths by 43% since 1990, most recent estimates suggest that, in 2015, annual maternal deaths still total 303,000 worldwide.[1] One-sixth of ...

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Accuracy of Assessment of Eligibility for Early Medical Abortion by Community Health Workers in Ethiopia, India and South Africa

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 3:57 am

Abstract Objective To assess the accuracy of assessment of eligibility for early medical abortion by community health workers using a simple checklist toolkit. Design Diagnostic accuracy study. Setting Ethiopia, India and South Africa. Methods Two hundred seventeen women in Ethiopia, ...

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Report of the symposium Sexual and Reproductive Health in Fragile Environments – KIT

Posted on March 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

Over half of all maternal, newborn and child deaths occur in around 50 countries categorized as fragile states. Fragile states have some of the worst health statistics in the world, especially with regard to the health of women and children. ...

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Research on abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on March 4, 2016 at 11:43 am

This publication discusses various aspects of the most important issues of research on induced abortion, from a critical review of results and methodologies. It aims to identify trends and remarkable results in each subject. Research on abortion has a long ...

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Girlhood, Not Motherhood – UNFPA

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 3:17 am

When a girl becomes pregnant, her present and future change radically, and rarely for the better. Pregnancy before a girl is physically, developmentally and socially ready jeopardizes her right to a safe, successful transition into adulthood. This publication presents strategic ...

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Onward to 2030: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 4:03 am

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a new roadmap to improve the lives of people throughout the world over the next 15 years. Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights issues are currently featured on the SDG agenda, but opportunities ...

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Ending preventable stillbirths. An Executive Summary for The Lancet’s Series

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 6:07 am

Addressing the epidemic of stillbirths has been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. This was expressed in the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015. ...

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Ending preventable stillbirths. An Executive Summary for The Lancet’s Series

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 4:40 am

Addressing the epidemic of stillbirths has been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. This was expressed in the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015. ...

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Advocating Female Condoms. A Reflection on Stakeholders Commitments & Trends in Support for Female Condoms

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:51 am

In this study, commissioned by UAFC and carried out by Context, international cooperation, stakeholder commitments and trends in support for female condoms between 2010 and 2015 are analysed, in order to provide entry-points and recommendations for future female condom advocacy. ...

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Universal Access to Reproductive Health: Progress and Challenges

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:45 am

Universal access to reproductive health affects and is affected by many aspects of life. It involves individuals’ most intimate relationships, including negotiation and decision-making within these relationships, and interactions with health providers regarding contraceptive methods and options. This report seeks ...

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