Four big insights into HIV / AIDS that provide hope of finding a vaccine

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm

HIV remains one of the continent’s most intractable health challenges. Tremendous progress is being made to understand the virus, the immune mechanisms that contribute to its control and for new antiretroviral drugs and vaccines to be developed to treat and ...

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Private sector engagement in improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in developing countries

Posted on November 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Involvement of the private sector in the commitments of civil society and public sector organizations has become a major focus in development programs. The sense of urgency to do so has been enhanced by reduced public funds for both development ...

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New YOU(TH) DO IT Website

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 11:41 am

Today is a big day for CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality and Dance4Life. Together, we will launch the new YOU(TH) Do IT! website. It’s an online platform where young people worldwide can access information on sexual and reproductive health and ...

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Systematic Development of a Dutch School-Based Sexual Prejudice Reduction Program: an Intervention Mapping Approach

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Experiences of sexual prejudice threaten the quality of life and psychological well-being of sexual minority youth. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of how we developed a theory- and evidence-based sexual prejudice reduction program suitable ...

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Young Women Are Left Out Of HIV/AIDS Victories

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

I was first diagnosed with HIV eight years ago, and only then did I notice that every year, the international community comes together to celebrate the progress they have made in fighting this virus. This progress is reported by the ...

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Sexual health, human rights and the law

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Sexual health today is widely understood as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well- being in relation to sexuality. It encompasses not only certain aspects of reproductive health – such as being able to control one’s fertility through ...

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National Sexual Rights Law and Policy Database

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 11:52 am

The Sexual Rights Initiative created the National Sexual Rights Law and Policy Database to document and compare the status of law and policy related to sexual rights issues in different countries around the world. Ultimately, the Database will contribute to ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights of young women and girls with disabilities

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 9:53 am

Around the world, young women and girls with disabilities face great restrictions to access to services and education that are essential for leading healthy lives and minimize risks of gender-based violence. Protecting their right to decide over their own bodies ...

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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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