Health state utilities for infertility and subfertility

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 3:29 pm

Health state utility values allow for comparison of treatments across different diseases. Utility values for fertility-impaired health states are currently unavailable. Such values are necessary in order to determine the relative costs-effectiveness of fertility treatments. World-wide, about 15 % of ...

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“They Destroy the Reproductive System”: Exploring the Belief that Modern Contraceptive Use Causes Infertility

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 4:23 pm

A common reason for nonuse of modern contraceptives is concern about side effects and health complications. This article provides a detailed characterization of the belief that modern contraceptives cause infertility, and an examination of how this belief arises and spreads, ...

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11 arrested after deadly family feud over ‘infertility’ and lobolo

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 9:33 am

Police have made a breakthrough in the killing of 16 people in a drawn-out family feud sparked by allegations of infertility and a demand for the return of cows paid as lobolo in the Eastern Cape. Eleven suspects have been ...

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Global access to infertility care in developing countries: a case of human rights, equity and social justice

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Introduction As the power of medical technology advances, more and more difficult questions are raised about what sorts of rights to such  technologies people might have, especially in resource-poor countries. People surely have a right to basic medical care, therefore ...

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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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Infertility around the globe: new thinking on gender, reproductive technologies and global movements in the 21st century

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Infertility is estimated to affect as many as 186 million people worldwide. Although male infertility contributes to more than half of all cases of global childlessness, infertility remains a woman’s social burden. Unfortunately, areas of the world with the highest ...

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Right to assisted reproductive technology: Overcoming infertility in low-resource countries

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 3:25 pm

This article examines the high prevalence of primary and secondary infertility in low-resource countries. Provision of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to overcome both female and male infertility is in line with the reproductive rights agenda developed at the International Conference ...

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Ending forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 10:46 am

The European Disability Forum (EDF) and CERMI Women’s Foundation have released a comprehensive report which raises awareness on how to prevent and end forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities. It explains the justifications given for forced sterilisation and ...

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Improving the Measurement of Fertility Regulation Practices: Findings from Qualitative Research in Ghana

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 9:14 am

According to Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data, highly educated urban women in some West African countries simultaneously have low rates of both contraceptive use and fertility—suggesting that the DHS may not be capturing a complete picture of women’s contraceptive ...

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Do you know SheDecides is also about Her Fertility?

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 8:27 am

Four facts about infertility everybody in the SRHR&HIV community should know. The SheDecides movement starts from the principle that every girl and every woman can safely exercise her right to decide for herself what she does with her body, with ...

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