Protecting safe abortion in humanitarian settings: overcoming legal and policy barriers

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 10:18 am

Women and girls are increasingly the direct and targeted victims of armed conflict and studies show that they are disproportionately and differentially affected. However, humanitarian laws, policies, and protocols have yet to be meaningfully interpreted and adapted to respond to ...

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Modern contraceptive use, unmet need, and demand satisfied among women of reproductive age who are married or in a union in the focus countries of the Family Planning 2020 initiative: a systematic analysis using the Family Planning Estimation Tool

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 10:49 am

Background The London Summit on Family Planning in 2012 inspired the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative and the 120×20 goal of having an additional 120 million women and adolescent girls become users of modern contraceptives in 69 of the world’s ...

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Provision of harm-reduction services to limit unsafe abortion in Tanzania

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 9:38 am

The objective of this article is to investigate the feasibility of providing harm-reduction services to reduce unsafe abortion in Tanzania. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 110 women who received harm-reduction counseling at a public health center in Dar ...

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Share-Net Netherlands members meet representatives Marie Stopes International

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

On the 12th of October 2017, Share-Net Netherlands members met with representatives from Marie Stopes International in The Hague. MSI Activities & Strategies The meeting started with MSI giving an overview of their activities and current strategy. Marie Stopes International was ...

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Worlds Apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 10:43 am

In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ...

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Contraception as an antidote to high mortality rate

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Sex is a pleasurable act that is enjoyed by two partners, usually male and female. Traditionally, sex and sexual acts are reserved for two mature adults in a committed relationship, preferably a marriage. One of the main functions of sexual ...

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Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy Training Manual

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:07 am

Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy (Training Manual) provides tools for running training workshops to develop and enhance activists’ capacity to advocate for safe abortion based on the information provided in the Freedom of Choice: ...

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Factors influencing contraceptive use and non-use among women of advanced reproductive age in Nigeria

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 8:46 am

Find about Bola Lukman Solanke’s research about Factors influencing contraceptive use and non-use among women of advanced reproductive age in Nigeria. Background Factors influencing contraceptive use and non-use among women of advanced reproductive age have been insufficiently researched in Nigeria. This study examines factors ...

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Twelve-month contraceptive continuation among women initiating short- and long- acting reversible contraceptives in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Context Despite the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in the minimum standards of health care in humanitarian settings, access to SRH services, and especially to contraception, is often compromised in war. Very little is known about continuation ...

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Can community health workers play a greater role in increasing access to medical abortion services? A qualitative study

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 7:45 am

Despite being legally available in India since 1971, barriers to safe and legal abortion remain, and unsafe and/or illegal abortion continues to be a problem. Community health workers have been involved in improving access to health information and care for ...

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