Family Planning Vouchers: A tool to boost contraceptive method access and choice

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Health care vouchers are paper or electronic referral coupons that clients can take to an accredited health care provider in exchange for health care services. They are used as a financing mechanism and programmatic tool to improve equitable access and ...

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Men on the move and the wives left behind: the impact of migration on family planning in Nepal

Posted on August 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Abstract Migration in Nepal is longstanding, and increased from 2.3% of the total population in 2001 to 7.2% in 2011. The estimated 1.92 million migrants are predominantly men. Consequently, 32% of married women have husbands working abroad.  Positive impacts of ...

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Reproductive technologies as population control: how pronatalist policies harm reproductive health in South Korea

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 4:57 pm

Abstract: Through the examination of pronatalist policies introduced in South Korea within the last decade, the aim of this commentary is to assess how such policies could harm women’s reproductive health if they are practiced only for the purpose of ...

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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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Tackling the Taboo: Sexuality and gender-transformative programmes to end child, early and forced marriage and unions

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Tackling the Taboo focuses on the need to address patriarchal control of adolescent girls’ sexuality in the fight against child, early and forced marriage and unions, and highlights the vital role played by gender-transformative programmes. The report presents findings from ...

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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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School-Based Sexuality Education in Tanzania: A Reflection on the Benefits of a Peer-Led Edutainment Approach

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

School-based sexuality education in Tanzania often does not meet learners’ needs. This paper reflects on the findings of a study that compared two secondary school-based sexuality education programmes: the Dance4Life sexuality education edutainment approach implemented by Restless Development, a non-governmental ...

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