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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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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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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Ireland votes to repeal the 8th amendment in historic abortion referendum – and marks a huge cultural shift

Posted on May 29, 2018 at 3:51 pm

In a historic referendum, the Irish people have voted by a landslide to repeal the 8th amendment to the country’s constitution, allowing the government to legislate for abortion. The vote illustrates the monumental shift in attitudes towards women’s rights in ...

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Urban v rural: can cities protect reproductive rights?

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Alone woman scales a brick building, turning to look at a number 8 chained to her ankle, hampering her progress. The animation appeared this month, projected on to Dublin’s Treasury building, and images quickly spread on social media under the ...

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The cost‐effectiveness of multi‐purpose HIV and pregnancy prevention technologies in South Africa

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Introduction A number of antiretroviral HIV prevention products are efficacious in preventing HIV infection. However, the sexual and reproductive health needs of many women extend beyond HIV prevention, and research is ongoing to develop multi‐purpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that offer ...

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Contraception Atlas 2018: European States failing to empower citizens to plan their lives

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 8:19 am

Read the full report here: epf-contraception_atlas-v5 Access to contraception should be a key concern of governments in empowering citizens to plan their families and lives. Yet every country analysed by the 2018 Contraception Atlas needs to do more to improve ...

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World Contraception Day 2017

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 11:52 am

Contraception is a human right!   To celebrate World Contraception Day, check the banner about consequences of not having access to contraception in the different Share-Net country hubs, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Burundi and Jordan.

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International Safe Abortion Day 2017

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 11:47 am

Is it abortion illegal in Jordan? When is it allowed to abort in Bangladesh? Since when it is legal to terminate a pregnancy in the Netherlands? Is it legal to terminate a pregnancy if the life of the woman is ...

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Joining forces for women in India

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Choice over stigma is key to the work we do at Love Matters India. In India, millions of women and girls experience unsafe abortions because they are subject to shame, stigma and judgment for the choices they make about their ...

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