New FP2020 Report Shows More Women and Girls Have Access to Contraceptives in the World’s Poorest Countries

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

Two years after the London Summit on Family Planning, funding for family planning programmes and the number of women and girls using modern contraception has increased significantly. London, 3 November, 2014: Today, Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released its second progress ...

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Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students’ Handbook, 2nd Edition

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 10:27 am

This handbook aims to empower young people with the knowledge and skills to live happy and healthy lives. It provides answers to many of the questions young people usually have about the physical and emotional issues they face during adolescence. ...

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Abortion Worldwide: 20 Years Of Reform

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 10:18 am

Abortion Worldwide: 20 Years of Reform provides a comprehensive overview of abortion law reforms in countries across the globe since ICPD, demonstrating that more than 30 countries have liberalized their abortion laws, expanding the grounds under which women can legally ...

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Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Determinants Emergency Contraceptive Use among Women Seeking Abortion Services in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 10:36 am

Background: Unplanned pregnancy from casual sex, unplanned sexual activity, and sexual violence are increasing. Emergency Contraceptives (EC) are used to prevent unplanned pregnancies thereby preventing the occurrence and consequences of unplanned pregnancy. Emergency contraception is widely available in Ethiopia particularly ...

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Posted on November 3, 2014 at 10:34 am

By Preventing Both Unintended Pregnancy and STIs, MPTs Would Fill a Significant Gap New technologies currently under development that can simultaneously prevent pregnancy as well as protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have the potential to greatly ...

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Postabortion contraception method mix and uptake in Ipas-supported public health facilities in Ethiopia

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:36 am

Objectives: In 2005, the Ethiopian Parliament expanded the indication for legal abortion to reduce maternal mortality from unsafe abortion. Contraceptive uptake postabortion is a key element of quality abortion care to reduce unintended pregnancy. As part of ongoing quality improvement ...

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Today and every day, young women need access to safe and legal abortion services.

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

47,000 deaths occur each year as a result of unsafe abortions, with 40% of unsafe abortions occurring in women under 24 years of age. Worldwide, young women under the age of 20 make up 70% of all hospitalisations resulting from ...

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A Matter of Fact, a Matter of Choice: The Case for Investing in Permanent Contraceptive Methods

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:58 am

Remarkable social, health, and economic gains have been made since the launch of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in 2000. Desired family size is falling, and the small family norm is becoming universal. There is a longstanding international consensus ...

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“Maternal Health and Respectful Maternity Care” and “The Impact of Maternity Care on HIV & Family Planning”

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:54 am

“Maternal Health and Respectful Maternity Care” and “The Impact of Maternity Care on HIV & Family Planning“ is a dual-sided fact sheet cosponsored by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Family Care International, Maternal Health Task Force, Women Deliver, and The White ...

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Mobile health innovations for improved access to safe abortion in Indonesia

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

Objectives: In recent years, mobile phones have rapidly evolved as tools for health promotion and disease prevention in low-resource settings. While mobile health (mHealth) projects have successfully demonstrated improvements in sexual and reproductive health outcomes, to date, no full-scale mHealth ...

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