Whatever Happened To … The Afghan Girls Imprisoned For Failing A Virginity Test?

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 2:23 pm

In October, NPR reported on the efforts of reproductive rights activist Farhad Javid in Afghanistan. He was trying to free girls and women who had been jailed for failing a virginity test, even though such tests are banned by the ...

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Climate change disproportionately affects women and young girls – and here’s why

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 11:40 am

“Women bear the brunt of extreme weather events because they lack economic, political and legal power.” Action needs to be escalated regarding climate change to create a sustainable green future, said Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth ...

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Menstrual cup use, leakage, acceptability, safety, and availability: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Girls and women need effective, safe, and affordable menstrual products such as the Menstrual cup. Single-use products are regularly selected by agencies for resource-poor settings; the menstrual cup is a less known alternative. We reviewed international studies on menstrual cup ...

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Premarital sexual practice and associated factors among adolescents in the refugee camps in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 10:06 am

Premarital sexual practice during adolescence time may lead to different sexual and reproductive health problems including HIV/AIDS. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence of premarital sexual practice and associated factors among adolescents living in the refugee camps in ...

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Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health

Posted on July 24, 2019 at 10:55 am

  Ipas’s Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health contain up-to-date, evidence-based clinical recommendations on comprehensive abortion care, with new topics and resources added regularly. The Clinical Updates in Reproductive Health provide concise, easy-to-read information about abortion care, combining the latest evidence ...

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SRHR: Opportunities in EU external action beyond 2020

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Twenty-five years have passed since the International Conference on Population and Development that laid the foundation for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). In this paper, we review the place of SRHR in future EU policies, partnerships and funding, ...

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Human Rights Council: Critical Gains Despite Backlash – Joint CSOs Statement

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm

The undersigned organizations applaud the Human Rights Council for upholding the strongest standards of women’s and girls’ rights through the adoption of resolutions on violence against women and girls (VAWG), discrimination against women and girls (DAWG), and child, early and ...

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We urge the new European Parliament to stand up for reproductive freedom, safety and dignity

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 9:30 am

MEPs play a huge role in securing reproductive freedom and gender equality in the EU and abroad. Following the election of a new European Parliament, IPPF EN will continue working closely with them to ensure that these issues remain high on the EU’s agenda. The May ...

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Technical brief for the Integration of Menstrual Health in SRHR

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Technical brief sees Menstrual health is an entry point and essential lens to understand and approach women’s sexual and reproductive health journeys. The menstrual cycle accompanies girls and women from the beginning of puberty until menopause and is an important ...

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Gender equality is central to achieving UHC and climate mitigation

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Both the 72nd World Health Assembly and the Women Deliver conference are important convenings in the lead up to the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage this September. They are opportunities for the global community to unite and mobilize around a common advocacy agenda ...

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