Indicators for a Transformative, High-Impact & People-Centred 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Leading Options for Global, Thematic, Regional and/or National Levels

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

Developed by High-Level Task Force for the ICPD. The indicators proposed in this document represent transformative and strategic options for Member States – both policy decision-makers and statisticians – to consider as they develop this key foundation of the new Agenda’s ...

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Report 9th Annual PopPov Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

In June 2015, the Population and Poverty Research Initiative (PopPov) hosted its 9th Annual Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development, where researchers presented ongoing and completed research results which address important issues at the intersection of population, reproductive health ...

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Brief, Sexuality-related communication: Recommendations for a public health approach

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:44 am

Both research and consultations over the last decades have identified sexuality-related communication as an issue that requires urgent attention. While clients would like their health-care providers to discuss sexual health concerns, health workers lack the necessary training and knowledge to ...

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Underuse of modern methods of contraception: underlying causes and consequent undesired pregnancies in 35 low- and middle-income countries

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

Every year, when 123 million women experience pregnancy as a harbinger of happiness, many of the remaining 87 million face it with dismay. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that, after becoming pregnant without intention, many of these women are ...

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Young Women’s Access to and Use of Contraceptives: The Role of Providers’ Restrictions in Urban Senegal

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:41 am

CONTEXT: Contraceptive prevalence is very low in Senegal, particularly among young women. Greater knowledge is needed about the barriers young women face to using contraceptives, including barriers imposed by health providers. METHODS: Survey data collected in 2011 for the evaluation ...

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Smart Investments for Financing the Post-2015 Development Agenda – ICPD

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:14 am

The cost of funding the Post-2015 Development Agenda is estimated to be trillions of dollars a year.1 While this magnitude may seem dizzying, especially for low-income countries with over-stretched public budgets and donor countries facing economic uncertainties, the financial resources ...

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Social networks and female reproductive choices in the developing world: a systematized review

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 3:12 am

Continuing high global maternal mortality and morbidity rates in developing countries have resulted in an increasing push to improve reproductive health services for women. Seeking innovative ways for assessing how positive health knowledge and behaviors spread to this vulnerable population has ...

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Keeping silent about emergency contraceptives in Addis Ababa: a qualitative study among young people, service providers, and key stakeholders

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

Background: The growing popularity of emergency contraceptives (ECs) among urban youth in Sub-Saharan Africa is accompanied by debates on morality and health. This study was situated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and aimed to explore how these debates affect the way ...

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IN MALAWI, 40% OF WOMEN WHO WANT TO AVOID PREGNANCY

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:10 am

More than Half of All Pregnancies Were Unintended in 2013 Despite substantial progress, use of modern family planning is still low in Malawi—resulting in a high level of unintended pregnancy that, in turn, leads to a broad range of negative ...

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