Central African Republic: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War; Widespread Rape, Sexual Slavery by Armed Groups

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Commanders have tolerated widespread sexual violence ...

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Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

Syphilis is a bacterial STI caused by Treponema pallidum that results in substantial morbidity and mortality. Syphilis is transmitted through sexual contact with infectious lesions of the mucous membranes or abraded skin, via blood transfusion, or transplacentally from a pregnant ...

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Global Gag Rule: PAI’s What You Need to Know Guide

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 7:57 am

We are pleased to share with you PAI’s unofficial guide, “What You Need to Know About the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Restrictions on U.S. Global Health Assistance” to educate about what is permissible under the expanded Global Gag ...

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Fertility intentions and contraceptive practices among clinic-users living with HIV in Kenya: a mixed methods study

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

Background Preventing unwanted pregnancies in Women Living with HIV (WLHIV) is a recognised HIV-prevention strategy. This study explores the fertility intentions and contraceptive practices of WLHIV using services in Kenya. Methods Two hundred forty women self-identifying as WLHIV who attended ...

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We must acknowledge adolescents as sexual beings

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 7:07 am

I grew up in India. While in my late teens and studying to be a doctor, I met the girl whom I married some years later. A year or so into our relationship we started to have sex. We decided ...

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Albanian Custom Fades: Woman as Family Man

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 8:22 am

Pashe Keqi recalled the day nearly 60 years ago when she decided to become a man. She chopped off her long black curls, traded in her dress for her father’s baggy trousers, armed herself with a hunting rifle and vowed ...

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Infertility in the Global South: Raising awareness and generating insights for policy and practice

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 10:11 am

Infertility is a highly prevalent reproductive health condition in the global South, which often has a devastating impact on the people concerned. Yet, thus far it hardly received any attention from policy makers, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) or donors working in ...

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Seventeen Ways to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm

The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, provides an account of how our budget was allocated and offers profiles of each of the ...

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The Global Gag Rule/Mexico City Policy: What to Know Now by IAWG

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm

The purpose of this document is to describe what is known about the expansion of President Trump’s Global Gag Rule (GGR) and analyze how, based on previous versions, this could hinder ongoing and/or new efforts to provide sexual and reproductive ...

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Introducing the MH Hub’s Global Menstrual Health Registry

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 10:27 am

All around world, organizations and actors are working to address and improve menstrual health. The Menstrual Health Hub is creating a Global Menstrual Health Registry to help those working in this global community better understand who is doing what, where, ...

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