#IDECIDE4MYSELF -Research Report

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 10:06 am

This explorative and quantitative study, commissioned by Dance4Life and executed by Avance Impact, explores the connection between empowerment, relationships and sexuality among nearly 2,500 young people in four countries from different continents. Unprotected sex is the greatest health risk facing ...

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The Right to truth for intersex people

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 10:47 am

Written by Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Executive Director of GATE, an international organization working on gender identity, sex characteristics and, more broadly, on bodily diversity issues.   One night some years ago, I woke up from a nightmare with a recurrent thought ...

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Women and HIV – A spotlight on adolescent girls and young women

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 9:32 am

Commitments for Adolescents In the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS, countries made commitments for adolescent girls and young women. However, the world is currently off-track in reaching those commitments. Commitment: reduce the number of new HIV infections ...

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: translating the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission’s global report to local action

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 9:05 am

The recently published report of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (“The Commission”)1 has brought renewed vision and revived thinking around the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) agenda. Despite the definitional advances made in ...

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Global access to infertility care in developing countries: a case of human rights, equity and social justice

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Introduction As the power of medical technology advances, more and more difficult questions are raised about what sorts of rights to such  technologies people might have, especially in resource-poor countries. People surely have a right to basic medical care, therefore ...

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“Child marriage” in context: exploring local attitudes towards early marriage in rural Tanzania

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

A global campaign to end “child marriage” has emerged over the last decade as part of growing international commitments to address gender inequities and improve female well being. Campaigns typically assert that young brides have negligible autonomy in the marriage ...

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Middle-Aged Iranian Women’s Accounts of Their Sexual Health Care Practices: A Conventional Content Analysis

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 11:53 am

Little research has been done to examine sexual health care among middle-aged women, particularly in developing countries that are socioculturally conservative, such as Iran. Methods In 2015, as part of a descriptive qualitative study, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 17 ...

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Teachers dismantle gender stereotypes with GRP4ECE toolkit

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 11:46 am

Early childhood is characterised by rapid brain development and the acquisition of foundational skills and competences. Investment in early childhood interventions accrue long-term economic and social returns, including making the early start fair to all, and the provision of equal ...

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PAI Analysis: Comparing Global and Domestic Gag Rules

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

PAI has created a chart to compare the abortion-related restrictions contained in the Trump-Pence administration’s expanded Global Gag Rule with the final Title X domestic family planning rule, published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2019. PAI offers the ...

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SEXUAL PLEASURE: The forgotten link in sexual and reproductive health and rights (GAB, 2018)

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 10:20 am

Talking about sex and sexuality can be difficult for both sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service providers and their clients. Discussions are often limited to a problem and solution approach. Taboos around sexuality can make it difficult even for clients ...

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