A qualitative inquiry into pregnant women’s perceptions of respectful maternity care during childbirth in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria

Abstract: Women’s perceptions of respectful maternity care (RMC) are critical to its definition and measurement globally. We evaluated these in relation to globally defined RMC norms. We conducted a descriptive study involving eight focus group discussions with 50 pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at one primary and one secondary health facility each in the North-west […]

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Social and economic marginalisation and sexual and reproductive health and rights of urban poor young women: a qualitative study from Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Abstract: In this paper, we present the results of a qualitative study by a non-profit organisation implementing a community-based urban adolescent development programme. The study highlights the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) situation of marginalised young women in a developed state of India. Our findings, based on in-depth interviews with young women and […]

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Rights-Based Knowledge Production in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Introduction: Human rights-based approaches to the creation of knowledge[1] involve application of human rights principles to both the content and process of knowledge creation. Human rights-based approaches have special significance for the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of all people, in particular for women and girls, people living with disability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

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Virtual and essential – adolescent SRHR in the time of COVID-19

Introduction COVID-19 has had an unprecedented global impact, causing widespread loss in terms of lives and infections, a paralysis of social networks and health systems, and widespread economic shutdowns. The lockdown measures have caused significant disruptions to essential services and supplies, placing immense pressure on global health systems. For sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, […]

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Integrating human rights into sexual and reproductive health research: moving beyond the rhetoric, what will it take to get us there?

This paper is authored by Sofia Gruskin, William Jardell, Laura Ferguson, Kristin Zacharias & Rajat Khosla. It was originally published in Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (Volume 29, 2021 – Issue 1) Abstract The integration of human rights principles in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) research is often recognised to be of value. Good examples […]

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Menstrual health: a definition for policy, practice, and research

This paper by Hennegan et al., (2021) presents a definition of menstrual health developed by the Terminology Action Group of the Global Menstrual Collective. Abstract The term “menstrual health” has seen increased use across advocacy, programming, policy, and research, but has lacked a consistent, self-contained definition. As a rapidly growing field of research and practice a […]

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To Bleed or Not to Bleed? Why We Need to Integrate Menstrual Health in our Sexual and Reproductive Health Work

Menstruation profoundly affects the way women and girls experience life, form their identities and make decisions about their bodies and sexualities. Despite how important menstruation is throughout girls and women’s lives, from the first bleed to menopause, public health organizations and funders working in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) space seem to […]

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