Rights-Based Family Planning: 10 Resources to Guide Programming – Resource Guide

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

Available resources on rights-based programming for family planning vary in purpose, structure, scope and detail. They offer different frameworks and guidance; some are more comprehensive and programmatic than others. Faced ...

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Empowering Women or Pleasing Men? Analyzing Male Views on Female Condom Use in Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Cameroon

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 9:16 am

Marketing the Female Condom to Men as Well as Women May Increase Use International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Volume 41, Number 3, September 2015 According to “Empowering Women or Pleasing Men? ...

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An Assessment of Family Planning Decision Makers’ And Advocates’ Needs and Strategies in Three East African Countries

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 9:10 am

Government Decision Makers Are More Receptive to Family Planning Messages from Local Advocates International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Volume 41, Number 3, September 2015 According to “An Assessment of ...

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UN set to change the world with new development goals – The Lancet

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 6:06 am

This report from the Lancet gives a good summary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including arguments pro and con. The report also provides clarity on how the Health sector can engage ...

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Community Health Workers’ Provision of Family Planning Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of Effectiveness

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 8:54 am

This systematic review evaluates the strength of the evidence that community health workers’ (CHW) provision of family planning (FP) services in low- and middle-income countries is effective. In a search ...

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Indicators for a Transformative, High-Impact & People-Centred 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Leading Options for Global, Thematic, Regional and/or National Levels

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

Developed by High-Level Task Force for the ICPD. The indicators proposed in this document represent transformative and strategic options for Member States – both policy decision-makers and statisticians – to consider ...

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Brief, Sexuality-related communication: Recommendations for a public health approach

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:44 am

Both research and consultations over the last decades have identified sexuality-related communication as an issue that requires urgent attention. While clients would like their health-care providers to discuss sexual health ...

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Underuse of modern methods of contraception: underlying causes and consequent undesired pregnancies in 35 low- and middle-income countries

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

Every year, when 123 million women experience pregnancy as a harbinger of happiness, many of the remaining 87 million face it with dismay. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that, ...

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Young Women’s Access to and Use of Contraceptives: The Role of Providers’ Restrictions in Urban Senegal

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:41 am

CONTEXT: Contraceptive prevalence is very low in Senegal, particularly among young women. Greater knowledge is needed about the barriers young women face to using contraceptives, including barriers imposed by health ...

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Smart Investments for Financing the Post-2015 Development Agenda – ICPD

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:14 am

The cost of funding the Post-2015 Development Agenda is estimated to be trillions of dollars a year.1 While this magnitude may seem dizzying, especially for low-income countries with over-stretched public ...

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