Guidance on ethical considerations in planning and reviewing research studies on sexual and reproductive health in adolescents

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 12:02 pm

This document is intended to address commonly occurring situations and challenges that one faces in carrying out research with adolescents (people aged 10–19 years), the majority of whom are deemed not to have reached the recognized age of majority in ...

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Research Blog: Stigma Surrounding Abortion in Banke District, Nepal

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 11:32 am

It has now been almost a year since I submitted my master’s thesis at the University of Amsterdam, an undertaking which included spending two months conducting field research in Nepal. I am excited that Sharenet has offered me the opportunity ...

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ICRH Global Newsletter

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 10:32 am

Message from the Chair Almost 24 years ago, in September 1994, the United Nations coordinated the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt. Some 20,000 delegates from governments, UN agencies, NGOs, and the media gathered for a ...

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6 Types Of Contraceptives You Must Know About

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Here’s a list of 6 best contraceptives which can help you avoid unwanted pregnancies.   1. Pills Pills are a hormonal contraceptive. Pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy. Pills are one of the most commonly used contraceptives and have also proven to be quite effective. Combined ...

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A pilot study on the functional performance and acceptability of an innovative female condom (Wondaleaf®) in Malaysia

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Background Female condom (FC) has been available for over 30 years, but it still lacks wide acceptability. To overcome misdirection and invagination occurring in FC and to provide a wider area of protection, Wondaleaf®(WL), a new-generation adhesive FC, was recently ...

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Argentina: no turning back

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Argentina’s Senate voted last night – after a 15-hour “debate”, during which the room was mostly empty of Senators – to reject a bill on abortion passed by the House of Deputies in June. The tone and level ...

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SPEEK: effect evaluation of a Ghanaian school-based and peer-led sexual education programme

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Abstract In sub-Saharan Africa, theory and evidenced-based interventions that are systematically designed and using sound evaluation methods to report on effectiveness are limited. A sex education programme called SPEEK was developed, implemented and evaluated in Ghana using the Intervention Mapping ...

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Educating Girls, The Only Road To Achieve the SDGs

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm

More girls in rural Bihar, India are going to school after mini-grid-powered household lights give mothers and children two extra hours of evening work and study time. Experts say that when girls receive prolonged education this reduces HIV prevalence, child ...

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Hidden violence is silent rape: sexual and gender-based violence in refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 8:39 am

Although women, young people and refugees are vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) worldwide, little evidence exists concerning SGBV against refugees in Europe. Using community-based participatory research, 223 in-depth interviews were conducted with refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants ...

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Gender Based Violence Programming in Contexts Affected by Violence and Conflict

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

This paper is intended as a resource for programme staff, in Christian Aid and elsewhere, who are designing and implementing interventions to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) in contexts affected by violence and conflict. It draws on analysis of existing ...

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