Sexual health, rights & pleasure: meaningfully engaging the perfect triangle

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 11:33 am

To improve sexual health, even in this charged political moment, necessitates going beyond biomedical approaches, and requires meaningfully addressing sexual rights and sexual pleasure. A world where positive intersections between sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure are reinforced in ...

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Adopting a gender transformative approach in sexual and reproductive health and rights, and genderbased violence programmes – Rutgers Toolkit

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 9:47 am

During the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, today, Rutgers launches its toolkit on gender transformative approaches (GTA). A first edition was handed to Renet van der Waals of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Ton ...

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Women’s empowerment in Egypt: the reliability of a complex construct

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 10:57 am

Women’s empowerment, defined as the process where women acquire enabling resources that enhance their agency, is a strategy employed to improve women’s reproductive health. Agency is conceptualised as the ability to define life choices. However, measures of women’s agency, such ...

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Safe Menstrual Practices Important for Progress

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 11:53 am

In Bangladesh a large number of girls said they felt uncomfortable to go to school or travel during their period due to abdominal pain and the fear of leakage from rags. Credit: Shafiqul Alam Kiron/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2019 ...

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Just the Numbers: The Impact of U.S. International Family Planning Assistance, 2019

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 9:49 am

Investments in sexual and reproductive health and rights have profound and measurable benefits. Addressing the full range of sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of all people at all stages of their lives is essential for maternal, newborn, child ...

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Seksuologie-prijs voor Henny Bos

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 9:22 am

Henny Bos, hoogleraar Sexual and gender Diversity in Families and Youth, nam afgelopen vrijdag de Van Emde Boas van Ussel Prijs  in ontvangst. Met deze prijs eert de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Seksuologie elke twee jaar een persoon die zich gedurende een langere periode ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: translating the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission’s global report to local action

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 9:05 am

The recently published report of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (“The Commission”)1 has brought renewed vision and revived thinking around the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) agenda. Despite the definitional advances made in ...

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Middle-Aged Iranian Women’s Accounts of Their Sexual Health Care Practices: A Conventional Content Analysis

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 11:53 am

Little research has been done to examine sexual health care among middle-aged women, particularly in developing countries that are socioculturally conservative, such as Iran. Methods In 2015, as part of a descriptive qualitative study, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 17 ...

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Teachers dismantle gender stereotypes with GRP4ECE toolkit

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 11:46 am

Early childhood is characterised by rapid brain development and the acquisition of foundational skills and competences. Investment in early childhood interventions accrue long-term economic and social returns, including making the early start fair to all, and the provision of equal ...

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SEXUAL PLEASURE: The forgotten link in sexual and reproductive health and rights (GAB, 2018)

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 10:20 am

Talking about sex and sexuality can be difficult for both sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service providers and their clients. Discussions are often limited to a problem and solution approach. Taboos around sexuality can make it difficult even for clients ...

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