Food insecurity linked with intimate partner violence in Nepal

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 10:23 am

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an important global health concern, having been linked with a wide range of poor mental and physical health outcomes. There are many community and household-level factors associated with IPV, but there has not yet been ...

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Security Council Adopts Resolution Calling upon Belligerents Worldwide to Adopt Concrete Commitments on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 11:44 am

Members Pass Resolution 2467 (2019) by 13 Votes in Favour, None against, as China, Russian Federation Abstain The Security Council called today upon warring parties around the globe to implement concrete commitments to fight what many speakers described as the ...

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Adopting a gender transformative approach in sexual and reproductive health and rights, and genderbased violence programmes – Rutgers Toolkit

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 9:47 am

During the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, today, Rutgers launches its toolkit on gender transformative approaches (GTA). A first edition was handed to Renet van der Waals of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Ton ...

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From ‘consent football’ to ‘pin the organ on the body’: sex education around the world

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Adults have long been squeamish over talking to children about sex. We have a history of complicated and conflicting attitudes: sex has been seen as simultaneously joyous and desirable (so long as it is between a young couple after marriage ...

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Maternal health in underserved tribal India

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Maternal mortality has declined in many countries across the world over the decades, including in India, but the decline has been sub-optimal in resource poor and tribal-rural regions. Remoteness and lack of modern amenities in such regions discourages trained personnel ...

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Women’s empowerment in Egypt: the reliability of a complex construct

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 10:57 am

Women’s empowerment, defined as the process where women acquire enabling resources that enhance their agency, is a strategy employed to improve women’s reproductive health. Agency is conceptualised as the ability to define life choices. However, measures of women’s agency, such ...

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South Korea overturns abortion ban in ‘major step forward’ for women’s rights

Posted on April 17, 2019 at 9:27 am

South Korea’s decades-long ban on abortion is unconstitutional, the country’s highest court has ruled, in a landmark decision that paves the way for anti-abortion regulations to be scrapped. The ban infringed a woman’s “right of self-determination”, the constitutional court said ...

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Prevalence, attitudes and knowledge of misoprostol for self-induction of abortion in women presenting for abortion at Midwestern reproductive health clinics

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 11:50 am

In the setting of increasing restrictions to legal abortion in the United States, reports have emerged of self-induced termination of pregnancies with misoprostol, obtained without a prescription or provider. This study seeks to describe the prevalence of women seeking or ...

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS the pursuit of rights and choices FOR ALL

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 9:27 am

It was 1969. World population reached 3.6 billion, up about 1 billion from only 17 years earlier. Fertility rates worldwide then were about double what they are today. In the least developed countries, fertility was about six births per woman. ...

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Are family planning vouchers effective in increasing use, improving equity and reaching the underserved? An evaluation of a voucher program in Pakistan

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Low modern contraceptive prevalence rate and high unmet need in Pakistan aggravates the vulnerabilities of unintended pregnancies and births contributing to maternal morbidity and mortality. This research aims to assess the effectiveness of a free, single-purpose voucher approach in increasing ...

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