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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Social Norms and Beliefs About Gender-Based Violence Scale: A Measure for Use with Gender-Based Violence Prevention Programs in Low-Resource and Humanitarian Settings

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 11:48 am

This study seeks to evaluate the impact of gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programs through a reliable measure that examines change over time in harmful social norms and personal beliefs that maintain and tolerate sexual violence and other forms of GBV ...

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Rethinking Relationships: From Violence to Equality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 11:40 am

This evidence brief focuses on the results from a two-year project in 15 villages across three rural health zones in eastern DRC that aimed to prevent violence against women and girls and make it unacceptable. The project sought to create ...

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“They Destroy the Reproductive System”: Exploring the Belief that Modern Contraceptive Use Causes Infertility

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 4:23 pm

A common reason for nonuse of modern contraceptives is concern about side effects and health complications. This article provides a detailed characterization of the belief that modern contraceptives cause infertility, and an examination of how this belief arises and spreads, ...

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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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Access to Sexual and Reproductive Services and Youth Friendly Services Among Young Rural People in Khammouane Province, Lao Pdr

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 9:43 am

For many youth around the world, and especially unmarried young women and those marginalised by ethnicity or other markers of inequality, the right to reproductive health remains elusive. The objective of this study was to examine the access youth from ...

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11 arrested after deadly family feud over ‘infertility’ and lobolo

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 9:33 am

Police have made a breakthrough in the killing of 16 people in a drawn-out family feud sparked by allegations of infertility and a demand for the return of cows paid as lobolo in the Eastern Cape. Eleven suspects have been ...

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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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Share-Net Netherlands Symposium – Joining forces to ensure accessible and high-quality maternal health care for asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and residence permit holders

Posted on April 1, 2019 at 9:17 am

On December 4th 2018, about 50 clinicians in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, researchers, policy makers and ‘experts through experience’, participated in the symposium “Maternal health care for asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and asylum residence permit holders” in Utrecht. ...

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Sociocultural factors in access to contraception by Palestine refugees in Jordan: a qualitative study

Posted on April 1, 2019 at 9:02 am

Maternal mortality rates in Palestine refugees in Jordan increased by 16% between 2013 and 2016. Action is needed to prevent future maternal deaths. Risk factors for maternal mortality are a young mother (below 20 years of age) and pregnancies that ...

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