Family Planning Vouchers: A tool to boost contraceptive method access and choice

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Health care vouchers are paper or electronic referral coupons that clients can take to an accredited health care provider in exchange for health care services. They are used as a financing mechanism and programmatic tool to improve equitable access and ...

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Reproductive technologies as population control: how pronatalist policies harm reproductive health in South Korea

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 4:57 pm

Abstract: Through the examination of pronatalist policies introduced in South Korea within the last decade, the aim of this commentary is to assess how such policies could harm women’s reproductive health if they are practiced only for the purpose of ...

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The World’s Abortion Laws

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 4:36 pm

The Center for Reproductive Rights’ shares the 2019 edition of their World Abortion Laws Map! The revamped interactive website has a suite of new features, including an abortion law and policy guide, to support advocates in advancing reform, and a ...

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New study finds no link between HIV infection and contraceptive methods

Posted on June 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm

A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods. Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method ...

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Postabortion Family Planning: A critical component of postabortion care

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:15 am

Postabortion care (PAC), which includes treatment for complications from miscarriage or induced abortion, is an opportune time to counsel and offer clients voluntary contraception. Even if a woman wants to become pregnant again soon, she should probably wait six months ...

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South Korea overturns abortion ban in ‘major step forward’ for women’s rights

Posted on April 17, 2019 at 9:27 am

South Korea’s decades-long ban on abortion is unconstitutional, the country’s highest court has ruled, in a landmark decision that paves the way for anti-abortion regulations to be scrapped. The ban infringed a woman’s “right of self-determination”, the constitutional court said ...

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Prevalence, attitudes and knowledge of misoprostol for self-induction of abortion in women presenting for abortion at Midwestern reproductive health clinics

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 11:50 am

In the setting of increasing restrictions to legal abortion in the United States, reports have emerged of self-induced termination of pregnancies with misoprostol, obtained without a prescription or provider. This study seeks to describe the prevalence of women seeking or ...

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Sociocultural factors in access to contraception by Palestine refugees in Jordan: a qualitative study

Posted on April 1, 2019 at 9:02 am

Maternal mortality rates in Palestine refugees in Jordan increased by 16% between 2013 and 2016. Action is needed to prevent future maternal deaths. Risk factors for maternal mortality are a young mother (below 20 years of age) and pregnancies that ...

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Contraception Atlas 2019

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 10:09 am

The Contraception Atlas – a map that scores 46 countries throughout geographical Europe on access to modern contraception, launched its third annual edition last week at the European Parliament, continuing to reveal a very uneven picture across Europe. The Atlas stratifies countries ...

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Kenya lifts ban on Marie Stopes abortion services after warning lives are at risk

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 2:36 pm

The Kenyan government has lifted a ban preventing the international charity Marie Stopes from providing any abortion services, following warnings the ruling endangered the lives of thousands of women. The Kenyan ministry of health said on Thursday that an audit ...

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