ARROW for Change bulletin Vol. 20 No. 1 ‘Linking Poverty, Food Sovereignty and Security, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

This bulletin presents a gender and rights-based analysis of poverty, food sovereignty and security, and the multiple ways in which they intersect with SRHR. The publication highlights the need to break development silos and to work within and across movements ...

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Disrespectful and abusive treatment during facility delivery in Tanzania: a facility and community survey

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Although qualitative studies have raised attention to humiliating treatment of women during labour and delivery, there are no reliable estimates of the prevalence of disrespectful and abusive treatment in health facilities. We measured the frequency of reported abusive experiences during ...

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Country progress towards the Millennium Development Goals: adjusting for socioeconomic factors reveals greater progress and new challenges

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Background The health Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, 6) impose the same ambitious 2015 targets on every country. Few low-income countries are on track to reach them. Some authors have proposed country-specific targets as a more informative method by which ...

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IAVI Annual Report 2013

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:42 am

This report details key activities in 2013 that support IAVI’s mission to develop safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. Shared byInternational AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)    

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Medical eligibility, contraceptive choice, and intrauterine device acceptance among HIV-infected women receiving antiretroviral therapy in Lilongwe, Malawi

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:39 am

Objective: To determine medical eligibility for contraceptive use, contraceptive preference, and acceptance of a copper intrauterine device (IUD) among a cohort of HIV-infected women receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Methods: All HIV-infected women who received ART and sought contraceptive services at ...

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Postabortion contraception method mix and uptake in Ipas-supported public health facilities in Ethiopia

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:36 am

Objectives: In 2005, the Ethiopian Parliament expanded the indication for legal abortion to reduce maternal mortality from unsafe abortion. Contraceptive uptake postabortion is a key element of quality abortion care to reduce unintended pregnancy. As part of ongoing quality improvement ...

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Improving Access to Emergency Contraception Pills through Strengthening Service Delivery and Demand Generation: A Systematic Review of Current Evidence in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

Objectives: Emergency contraception pills (ECP) are among the 13 essential commodities in the framework for action established by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. Despite having been on the market for nearly 20 years, a number ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights – a crucial agenda for the post 2015 framework

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:06 am

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are central to achieving the vision of the Millennium Development Goals. Such rights concern people’s everyday lives, their livelihoods, their opportunities and their aspirations. They allow individuals to be empowered to exercise choice in ...

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Conference Report Brussel: Young People and Sexual Health

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

This is the report of the Conference of ‘Young People and Sexual Health: Reducing Risky Behaviour through Education and Empowermenton’, on the 23th of September, 2014 in Brussels. This international symposium provided an opportunity for participants to examine and discuss ...

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Today and every day, young women need access to safe and legal abortion services.

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

47,000 deaths occur each year as a result of unsafe abortions, with 40% of unsafe abortions occurring in women under 24 years of age. Worldwide, young women under the age of 20 make up 70% of all hospitalisations resulting from ...

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