Breaking the Silence on Infertility

Posted on February 2, 2021 at 5:08 pm

The project ‘Breaking the Silence on Infertility’ received a small grant at the Share-Net International Co-Creation Conference that took place in Amsterdam in October 2019. As the title of the conference suggests, this project is a co-creation among representatives from ...

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Changing Educational Differentials in Female Sterilization

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 1:45 pm

In the recently published article “Changing Educational Differentials in Female Sterilization”, Sarah Hayford and colleagues (2020) build on data from the National Survey of Family Growth (1973-2015) to investigate the trends of educational differentials in sterilization. Read the full article ...

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Niger: What’s it like to be a childless woman?

Posted on March 4, 2020 at 4:17 pm

It is estimated that around 50 million couples worldwide experience infertility issues. In many cultures women are held responsible when a couple experiences difficulties to conceive. This social pressure can often lead to women being shunned, their husbands taking additional ...

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Fertility Education Poster – Do you want to have kids in the future?

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 9:06 am

A group of experts from UK, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Denmark and Portugal have got together to work on a global fertility education campaign. The launch of a fertility education poster ‘Do you want to have kids in the future?’ will ...

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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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