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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#IDECIDE4MYSELF -Research Report

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 10:06 am

This explorative and quantitative study, commissioned by Dance4Life and executed by Avance Impact, explores the connection between empowerment, relationships and sexuality among nearly 2,500 young people in four countries from different continents. Unprotected sex is the greatest health risk facing ...

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The Right to truth for intersex people

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 10:47 am

Written by Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Executive Director of GATE, an international organization working on gender identity, sex characteristics and, more broadly, on bodily diversity issues.   One night some years ago, I woke up from a nightmare with a recurrent thought ...

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Women and HIV – A spotlight on adolescent girls and young women

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 9:32 am

Commitments for Adolescents In the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS, countries made commitments for adolescent girls and young women. However, the world is currently off-track in reaching those commitments. Commitment: reduce the number of new HIV infections ...

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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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Global access to infertility care in developing countries: a case of human rights, equity and social justice

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Introduction As the power of medical technology advances, more and more difficult questions are raised about what sorts of rights to such  technologies people might have, especially in resource-poor countries. People surely have a right to basic medical care, therefore ...

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“Child marriage” in context: exploring local attitudes towards early marriage in rural Tanzania

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

A global campaign to end “child marriage” has emerged over the last decade as part of growing international commitments to address gender inequities and improve female well being. Campaigns typically assert that young brides have negligible autonomy in the marriage ...

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