Onward to 2030: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 4:03 am

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a new roadmap to improve the lives of people throughout the world over the next 15 years. Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights issues are currently featured on the SDG agenda, but opportunities ...

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Ending preventable stillbirths. An Executive Summary for The Lancet’s Series

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 6:07 am

Addressing the epidemic of stillbirths has been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. This was expressed in the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015. ...

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LGBTQ Youth Navigating “Safe” Spaces and Belonging in North America

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 6:05 am

While rainbows and safe space stickers have been a part of health care and school interventions promoting LGBTQ youth health and well-being, little research has been published describing how youth perceive and use the symbol. As part of a larger study ...

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Maternal death audit in Rwanda 2009–2013: a nationwide facility-based retrospective cohort study

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 5:50 am

ABSTRACT Objective: Presenting the results of 5 years of implementing health facility-based maternal death audits in Rwanda, showing maternal death classification, identification of substandard (care) factors that have contributed to death, and conclusive recommendations for quality improvements in maternal and ...

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Hypervisibility: Toward a Conceptualization of LGBTQ Aging

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 5:44 am

There remains a salient need to conceptualize lesbtractian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) aging as an area of study. Although the limited body of theoretical literature in this field has delineated systemic silence or invisibility as a prominent feature ...

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Embracing the Rainbow: LGBTQ Youth Navigating “Safe” Spaces and Belonging in North America

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 5:36 am

While rainbows and safe space stickers have been a part of health care and school interventions promoting LGBTQ youth health and well-being, little research has been published describing how youth perceive and use the symbol. As part of a larger study ...

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Innovation in Evaluating the Impact of Integrated Service-Delivery: The Integra Indexes of HIV and Reproductive Health Integration

Posted on February 3, 2016 at 5:32 am

Using multiple data sources in combination with statistical modelling the aim of this study is to develop a measure of HIV-reproductive health (HIV-RH) service integration that can be used to assess the degree of service integration, and the degree to ...

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BLOG Developing a Knowledge Agenda at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) – Colin Dixon

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 6:37 am

Today I took to the Marketplace stage here at the ICFP in Bali, to speak about developing a knowledge agenda for family planning. 4000 people are attending a week of sessions focused on a full range of family planning issues, ...

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Transitioning to a Healthy Adulthood. Lessons Learned from Adolescent Girls Living with HIV in Urban Zambia

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Zambart conducted formative research between January and April 2015 to generate evidence-based ideas for services and programmatic interventions that support healthy transitions to adulthood among adolescent girls living with HIV in ...

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Ending Violence Against Women: From the Beijing Platform for Action to the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

This booklet contains relevant sections of the principal international agreements over the past 20 years where countries have committed to responding to violence against women and girls. It also provides a summary of trends in national implementation of the Platform ...

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