Three reasons why the ICPD matters to you

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:25 am

The International Conference on Population and Development  (ICPD) took place in Cairo in 1994. 179 world leaders reached a consensus and adopted a  programme of action, which enshrined individual reproductive rights as a basic human right. For the first time, the ...

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Postabortion Family Planning: A critical component of postabortion care

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 9:15 am

Postabortion care (PAC), which includes treatment for complications from miscarriage or induced abortion, is an opportune time to counsel and offer clients voluntary contraception. Even if a woman wants to become pregnant again soon, she should probably wait six months ...

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How the world is overcoming the Global Gag Rule

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 2:48 pm

In 2017, the United States reenacted a policy that dramatically limited how reproductive healthcare providers around the world could use its money. But proving the policy’s actual impact on reproductive health programs around the world, from Nepal to Zimbabwe, is ...

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(De)briefing on CPD & ICPD+25 meeting – Report

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 9:32 am

On the 11th of  April 2019, Share-Net Netherlands hosted a debriefing on the 52nd session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD). Share-Net members also tool a forward look into the International Conference on Population and Development @25 (ICPD) ...

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Health state utilities for infertility and subfertility

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 3:29 pm

Health state utility values allow for comparison of treatments across different diseases. Utility values for fertility-impaired health states are currently unavailable. Such values are necessary in order to determine the relative costs-effectiveness of fertility treatments. World-wide, about 15 % of ...

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Gender equity in the health workforce: Analysis of 104 countries

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The health and social sector, with its 234 million workers, is one of the biggest and fastest growing employers in the world, particularly of women. Women comprise seven out of ten health and social care workers and contribute US$ 3 ...

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ICPD+25 Shadow Report: Amplifying and accelerating action on young people’s SRHR

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Right Here Right Now (RHRN) is a fiveyear programme and global strategic partnership active in ten countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Honduras, Bolivia), and the Caribbean sub-region. Our partnership envisions a world where all young people ...

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Tweede Nationaal Obstetrisch Congres Suriname

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm

Meer dan 150 verloskundigen, gynaecologen, verpleegkundigen namen deel aan het tweede Nationaal Obstetrisch Congres in Paramaribo, Suriname van 11 tot 13 april 2019. Tijdens dit congres werden drie landelijke richtlijnen over ernstige infectie (sepsis), sikkelcelziekte tijdens zwangerschap en postnatale zorg ...

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Sexual health, rights & pleasure: meaningfully engaging the perfect triangle

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 11:33 am

To improve sexual health, even in this charged political moment, necessitates going beyond biomedical approaches, and requires meaningfully addressing sexual rights and sexual pleasure. A world where positive intersections between sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure are reinforced in ...

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Community‐based father education intervention on breastfeeding practice—Results of a quasi‐experimental study

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 10:44 am

Although the benefits of breastfeeding are well‐documented, little is known about how best to encourage fathers to support breastfeeding. A quasi‐experimental study of a community‐based intervention was designed to examine whether health education to promote fathers’ involvement in supporting women ...

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