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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Abortion stigma ends here – A toolkit for understanding and action

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

Abortion stigma plays a critical role in the social, medical and legal marginalization of abortion care around the world and leads to negative health outcomes for women, girls, trans people and their communities. Stigma shames and silences people seeking abortions, ...

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New Study Examines Characteristics of Women Seeking Abortion in Mexico City

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

Women who come from outside of Mexico City to obtain legal abortions are better educated, on average, than abortion seekers residing in the city and, to an even greater extent, than the residents of the communities from which they come. ...

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Federalism, two-level games and the politics of abortion rights implementation in subnational Argentina

Posted on December 18, 2018 at 10:05 am

The implementation of the 2012 Argentinean Supreme Court landmark ruling, which declared abortion legal in all cases of rape and established standards of implementation of lawful abortions at all levels of government, shows an uneven pattern of compliance by subnational ...

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Delivering contraceptive services in humanitarian settings

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:14 pm

WHO has launched a new tool intended for front-line health care providers to help women initiate contraception in emergency and humanitarian settings. According to a recent report by the UN refugee agency UNHCR, across the globe there are an estimated ...

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Factors Influencing Modern Contraceptive Use among Adolescents in Nepal

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 12:01 pm

In Nepal, contraceptive use among married adolescents is low and has remained nearly stagnant since 2006, while little information is available about contraceptive use among unmarried adolescents. Nepal is committed to improve sexual and reproductive health rights among all the ...

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In Developing Regions, Greater Investment Is Needed to Help Adolescents Prevent Unintended Pregnancy

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Ensuring that adolescent women are able to choose whether and when to have children is crucial to their sexual and reproductive health, yet new data published today by the Guttmacher Institute show that contraceptive services in developing regions fall short ...

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A strategic action framework for multipurpose prevention technologies combining contraceptive hormones and antiretroviral drugs to prevent pregnancy and HIV

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:09 am

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention, other sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, and contraception. Combining separate strategies for different indications into singular prevention products can reduce ...

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Her in Charge: medical abortion and women’s lives – a call for action

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 9:54 am

The report is launched in conjunction with IPPF’s annual #I Decide What Happens to My Body campaign , an animation on medical abortion and aMedical Abortion Commodities Database ( with information on qualitymisoprostol, mifepristone and co-packaged mifepristone and misoprostol ...

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Research Blog: Stigma Surrounding Abortion in Banke District, Nepal

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 11:32 am

It has now been almost a year since I submitted my master’s thesis at the University of Amsterdam, an undertaking which included spending two months conducting field research in Nepal. I am excited that Sharenet has offered me the opportunity ...

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