Universal Access to Reproductive Health: Progress and Challenges

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:45 am

Universal access to reproductive health affects and is affected by many aspects of life. It involves individuals’ most intimate relationships, including negotiation and decision-making within these relationships, and interactions with ...

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Prioritizing Family Planning in Local Government Planning and Budgeting Processes

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:42 am

Family planning is a proven low-cost, best buy intervention that saves lives and highly contributes to economic development and social transformation of a country. Currently in Uganda, there is overreliance ...

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Contraceptive Discontinuation: Reasons, Challenges, and Solutions

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

Family Planning 2020 and Population Council have released a new report, Contraceptive Discontinuation: Reasons, Challenges, and Solutions, that looks at why women stop using contraceptives. More than a third of women with an ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Desire for female sterilization among women wishing to limit births in rural Rakai, Uganda

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 11:02 am

Contraception. Volume 92, Issue 5, November 2015, Pages 482–487. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.07.012 Abstract Objective Uganda has an unmet need for family planning of 34% and a total fertility rate of 6.2. We assessed the ...

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The Incidence of Abortion in Nigeria

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 10:54 am

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2015, 41(4):170–181, doi:10.1363/4117015 CONTEXT: Because of Nigeria’s low contraceptive prevalence, a substantial number of women have unintended pregnancies, many of which are resolved through ...

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A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: The 2015 Report

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 6:57 am

The 2015 Report, A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival, includes an updated country profile for each of the 75 Countdown countries, which together account for more than ...

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Adolescent Experiences With Intrauterine Devices: A Qualitative Study

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:36 am

Journal of Adolescent Health. Volume 57, Issue 4, October 2015, Pages 381–386 Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to improve understanding of adolescents’ reasons for choosing an intrauterine device ...

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Adolescent-Friendly Contraceptive Services: Mainstreaming Adolescent-Friendly Elements Into Existing Contraceptive Services

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

This brief focuses on the elements of AFCS that are typically implemented within a service delivery setting. It describes how mainstreaming AFCS can address key challenges for contraceptive programs, discusses ...

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