Adding it Up 2019 release

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 4:42 pm

New data published from the Adding it Up 2019 study by the Guttmacher Institute show that providing essential sexual and reproductive health care would reduce unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths by about two-thirds in low- and middle-income countries. ...

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Ensuring sexual and reproductive safety in times of COVID-19

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 11:40 am

Summary The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences are negatively affecting the availability of and access to basic services, including sexual and reproductive safety and health (SRH) care, and are further exacerbating existing inequalities. IPPF Member Associations have been impacted by ...

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Coronavirus crisis may deny 9.5 million women access to family planning

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 7:50 pm

Up to 9.5 million women and girls could miss out on vital family planning services this year because of Covid-19, potentially resulting in thousands of deaths. Marie Stopes International warned…

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New data on European support to Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning

Posted on February 4, 2020 at 10:58 am

The Countdown 2030 Europe Consortium has just shared the most recent trends in SRHR policies and funding support by European donor countries – through their latest report and an online data dashboard. The analysis done by Countdown 2030 Europe shows ...

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Impact of internal female migration on unmet need for modern contraception in Zambia

Posted on December 3, 2019 at 12:35 pm

Background There is limited evidence about how migrating impacts women’s family planning. This study aims to address this gap in research by assessing how different migration patterns affect the chances for women to have their reproductive needs (i.e. contraception) unfulfilled (i.e. unmet). ...

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Family Planning Data Sheet 2019 – Highlights

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm

What drives differences in family planning (FP) use across countries? How does the mix of contraceptive methods vary across countries and regions? To answer these questions and more, the 2019 Family Planning Data feature digs into fertility intentions, method mix, ...

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Men on the move and the wives left behind: the impact of migration on family planning in Nepal

Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Abstract Migration in Nepal is longstanding, and increased from 2.3% of the total population in 2001 to 7.2% in 2011. The estimated 1.92 million migrants are predominantly men. Consequently, 32% of married women have husbands working abroad.  Positive impacts of ...

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Are family planning vouchers effective in increasing use, improving equity and reaching the underserved? An evaluation of a voucher program in Pakistan

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Low modern contraceptive prevalence rate and high unmet need in Pakistan aggravates the vulnerabilities of unintended pregnancies and births contributing to maternal morbidity and mortality. This research aims to assess the effectiveness of a free, single-purpose voucher approach in increasing ...

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Child Marriage, Fertility, and Family Planning in Niger – Results From a Study Inspired by the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 11:16 am

Niger is known for having the highest rate of child marriage – a marriage or union in which at least one spouse is under 18 years old – and adolescent fertility in the world. In Niger, 76 percent of girls ...

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Confronting racism in family planning: a critical ethnography of Roma health mediation

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Roma health mediators are part of a government funded, community-led health intervention. One of the programme’s central aims is to improve access to reproductive care for Roma women, often said to be one of the most disadvantaged population groups in ...

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