Join Marie Stopes International to #SmashAbortionStigma

Posted on November 11, 2019 at 3:54 pm

Worldwide, one in four pregnancies end in abortion, yet stigma and judgement around seeking and speaking about safe abortion care persist. New research from Marie Stopes International has found that a culture of silence still exists around abortion for many ...

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Medical management of abortion

Posted on November 7, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Recommendations for the use of mifepristone and misoprostol for inducing abortion and for managing incomplete abortion are contained within the 2012 WHO guideline Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems. Evidence related to home use of medication and ...

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Advancing Gender Equity

Posted on November 4, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Take a moment to view this creative documentation, Advancing Gender Equity, which highlights—through visuals and voices—the work Ipas and partners are doing in three countries to combat harmful gender stereotypes, to broaden access to essential reproductive health services and, specifically, ...

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Community-based maternal and child health project on 4+ antenatal care in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a difference-in-differences analysis

Posted on November 4, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Despite efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, the maternal mortality ratio in the Democratic Republic of Congo was 693 per 100,000 in 2015—the 6th highest in the world and higher than the average (547 per 100,000) in sub-Saharan Africa. ...

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Factsheet: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Emergencies

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 1:17 pm

About This factsheet, titled “Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Emergencies” which has been developed by IAWG provides key statistics and information on the needs and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) risks facing adolescents in emergency settings. In addition, ...

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Webinar: Gender Justice Perspectives of Criminal Abortion Laws: Exploring the Connections to Universal Health Coverage

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm

About On Tuesday 8 October 2019 SRHM held a webinar titled “Gender Justice Perspectives of Criminal Abortion Laws: Exploring the Connections to Universal Health Coverage”  to discuss the gender injustice perspectives of criminal abortion laws, the importance of using  public ...

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Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 12:10 am

Abstract Despite being a common procedure and an essential component of sexual and reproductive health care, many women still face barriers to safe abortion, and their pathway to care is influenced by a number of social, cultural and legal factors.  ...

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Abortion has been decriminalised and same-sex marriage legalised across Northern Ireland.

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 11:38 pm

As of  the 21st of October 2019, abortion has been decriminalised and same-sex marriage legalised across Northern Ireland. This is a momentous step for human rights in the North and a testament to the unwavering dedication and determination of local ...

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Factsheet: Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Youth

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 12:22 pm

About Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is a critical means of improving young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and their ability to make safe and informed decisions. CSE can be defined as an age-appropriate, culturally relevant rights-based ...

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Sexual and reproductive rights under attack: the advance of political and moral conservatism in Brazil

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 11:23 am

Abstract This article discusses political setbacks related to sexual and reproductive health and rights that have occurred in Brazil in the last 5 years (2014–2018) resulting from the significant role played by Christian (Evangelical and Catholic) parliamentarians in the legislative ...

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