Linkages between climate change and sexual and reproductive health & rights: a demographic perspective

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Global warming is projected to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2050 and the expectation is that the impact of climate change on socio-ecological systems will be grim and widespread. Although countries are already grappling with climate-induced food scarcity and the ...

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My Clit Counts

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm

In a world that is obsessed with penises and prioritizes the needs of men, the gynecological health and sexual pleasure of women* often takes a back seat. The clit – the unknown organ – has come to symbolise this inequality. ...

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Putting women, children and adolescents at the heart of universal health coverage

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 12:59 pm

Women, children and adolescents account for two thirds of the world’s population, and nearly 80% in sub-Saharan Africa. Universal health coverage therefore cannot be achieved without realizing women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. In turn, women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health cannot ...

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27 things you need to do about UHC’s most important challenges

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm

On September 3rd, about 35 people, including researchers, policy-makers, civil society organisations and practitioners, got together to talk about Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The meeting How to ensure that strategies for achieving Universal Health Coverage are inclusive and implemented?’ ,kicked ...

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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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