Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 9:44 am

Sexual abuse, including sexual assault or rape, of children and adolescents is a major global public health problem, a violation of human rights, and has many health consequences in the short and long term. The physical, sexual, reproductive health and ...

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Provision of harm-reduction services to limit unsafe abortion in Tanzania

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 9:38 am

The objective of this article is to investigate the feasibility of providing harm-reduction services to reduce unsafe abortion in Tanzania. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 110 women who received harm-reduction counseling at a public health center in Dar ...

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Share-Net Netherlands members meet representatives Marie Stopes International

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

On the 12th of October 2017, Share-Net Netherlands members met with representatives from Marie Stopes International in The Hague. MSI Activities & Strategies The meeting started with MSI giving an overview of their activities and current strategy. Marie Stopes International was ...

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Worlds Apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 10:43 am

In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ...

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Contraception as an antidote to high mortality rate

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Sex is a pleasurable act that is enjoyed by two partners, usually male and female. Traditionally, sex and sexual acts are reserved for two mature adults in a committed relationship, preferably a marriage. One of the main functions of sexual ...

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Engaging and empowering young women and adolescent girls to prevent the risks and mitigate the impact of HIV

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 9:26 am

Preventing HIV among adolescent girls and young women in sub Saharan Africa is critical if we are to end AIDS by 2030. We know that gender inequality increases HIV vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women and continues to be ...

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Central African Republic: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War; Widespread Rape, Sexual Slavery by Armed Groups

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Commanders have tolerated widespread sexual violence ...

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Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

Syphilis is a bacterial STI caused by Treponema pallidum that results in substantial morbidity and mortality. Syphilis is transmitted through sexual contact with infectious lesions of the mucous membranes or abraded skin, via blood transfusion, or transplacentally from a pregnant ...

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Factors influencing implementation of interventions to promote birth preparedness and complication readiness

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

Abstract Background:  The recent WHO report on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health recommends birth preparedness and complications readiness interventions to increase the use of skilled care at birth and to increase timely use of facility care for obstetric and ...

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Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy Training Manual

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:07 am

Freedom of Choice: A Youth Activist’s Guide to Safe Abortion Advocacy (Training Manual) provides tools for running training workshops to develop and enhance activists’ capacity to advocate for safe abortion based on the information provided in the Freedom of Choice: ...

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