Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

MSMGF has partnered with LINKAGES and FHI360 to publish, Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men, the first of a series of technical briefs highlighting the main findings from MSMGF’s 2014 Global Men’s Health and Rights (GMHR) Survey.  Each brief will ...

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Child Marriage Legislation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 4:59 am

The Review of Faith & International Affairs. Volume 13, Issue 3, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/15570274.2015.1075759 Child marriage is a human rights violation that robs a girl of her childhood, puts her health, growth, and development at risk, disrupts her education, limits her opportunities for empowerment and ...

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Female genital mutilation and cutting: a systematic literature review of health professionals’ knowledge, attitudes and clinical practice

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015, 15:32  doi:10.1186/s12914-015-0070-y Background The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 100–140 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C is an ancient cultural practice prevalent in 26 countries in Africa, the ...

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Transgender stigma and health: A critical review of stigma determinants, mechanisms, and interventions

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 222–231. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.010 Highlights Stigma contributes to widespread health inequities in US transgender communities. We review the multiple levels at which stigma towards transgender people operates. The stress mechanisms through which stigma contributes to ...

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Hymen reconstruction as pragmatic empowerment? Results of a qualitative study from Tunisia

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 54–61. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.051 Highlights Provides qualitative data about why Tunisian women seek hymen reconstruction (HR). Women’s decisions reflect pragmatism in the face of pervasive gender injustice. Underscores the moral ambivalence felt by those seeking ...

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The safety of hormonal contraceptives for women living with HIV and their sexual partners

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 11:59 am

Contraception. Volume 93, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 11–16. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.10.002 Background Hormonal contraceptives are important for the health and well-being of some women living with HIV, so evaluation of evidence regarding their safety vis-à-vis HIV-related risks is important. Methods We updated two ...

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Postpartum and Post-Abortion Contraception: From Research to Programs

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

Studies in Family Planning. Volume 46, Issue 4, pages 343–353, December 2015 Contraception following delivery or an induced abortion reduces the risk of an early unintended pregnancy and its associated adverse health consequences. Unmet need for contraception during the postpartum period and contraceptive counseling ...

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WHO Toolkit: Strengthening the medico-legal response to sexual violence

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 8:40 am

In the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to ending impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict-affected settings and to achieving assistance and justice for victims. It is acknowledged that this is an important part of the ...

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Perinatal outcomes associated with maternal HIV infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

The Lancet HIV. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00207-6 Background The HIV pandemic affects 36·9 million people worldwide, of whom 1·5 million are pregnant women. 91% of HIV-positive pregnant women reside in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that also has very poor perinatal outcomes. We aimed ...

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Technical brief: HIV and Young People Who Sell Sex

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:45 am

This brief aims to inform discussions about how best to provide services, programmes and support for young people who sell sex.It offers a concise account of current knowledge concerning the HIV risk and vulnerability of young people who sell sex; ...

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