Scary stories don’t save lives, Comprehensive Sexuality Education does

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:31 am

This was how I learnt about sex; my mother called me into her room, she was holding a newspaper in her hand. In that paper, there was a report on the rising number of cervical cancer cases in the country and then she ...

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While Rohingya Refugees Are Being Raped, Agencies Lack Needed Funding

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:21 am

Rohingya women and girls have suffered unspeakable atrocities of rape and they’re still suffering, yet the United States has pulled its aid to the organizations doing the most to address the crisis. In late February, I stood on a dusty ...

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New Case Study: Unity in Diversity and The Consortium of MSM & Transgender Networks

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm

  Download the publication here.   MSMGF is proud to announce the release of “Unity in Diversity, A Case Study on the Achievements, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks” The Consortium is an international partnership consisting of ...

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Accelerate progress—sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: report of the Guttmacher–Lancet Commission

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fundamental to people’s health and survival, to economic development, and to the wellbeing of humanity. Several decades of research have shown—and continue to show—the profound and measurable benefits of investment in sexual ...

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High Impact Practices in Family Planning Product: Social & Behavior Change Overview

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 9:55 am

We are pleased to announce the latest Family Planning High Impact Practices product.  Social and Behavior Change: A critical part of effective family planning programs. This new High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs) document provides a general overview of ...

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AFEW Culture Initiative

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 9:22 am

AFEW International would like to introduce a new project: the AFEW Culture Initiative. The initiative combines art and public health in an Artist in Residence Programme in Amsterdam with six artists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  The artists are placed at ...

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SEXUAL PLEASURE: The forgotten link in sexual and reproductive health and rights

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:01 pm

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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#EndFGM: Researching to End FGM/C in a Generation

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:48 am

200 million girls in 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and 13 million girls under the age of 15 are at risk of undergoing FGM/C. Dr. Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan, FGM researcher with Population Council, sits down with us to discuss ...

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Women Hit Hardest by Kenya’s Tourism Slump

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 11:40 am

Alice Tobias once made a good living supplying fruit and vegetables to various hotels in Malindi, a town on the Indian Ocean coast. But after Kenya’s disputed general elections in 2007, and two months of unrest that left more than 1,200 ...

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Medicalized female genital mutilation/cutting: Contentious practices and persistent debates

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 8:13 am

Purpose of Review Female genital cutting/mutilation (FGM/C) performed by health care professionals (medicalization) and reduced severity of cutting have been advanced as strategies for minimizing health risks, sparking acrimonious ongoing debates. This study summarizes key debates and critically assesses supporting ...

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