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

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:14 am

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 ...

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POLICY CHECKLIST: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL FAMILY PLANNING POLICIES

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:24 am

This policy brief checklist, developed by the USAID-funded Health Policy Project, draws from lessons learned and best practices in moving from policy to action. It is meant to provide guidance ...

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Women’s empowerment and contraceptive use: The role of independent versus couples’ decision making, from a low-middle income country perspective

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

Introduction: There is little available evidence of associations between the various dimensions of women’s empowerment and contraceptive use having been examined – and of how these associations are mediated by ...

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Meeting demand for family planning within a generation: The post-2015 agenda

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:16 am

Expanding access to family planning has been a key aim of health and development programming for almost 50 years. During that time, important gains have been made in addressing unmet ...

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Outcomes of Accelerating Contraceptive Choice Meeting Released

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 4:24 am

In April 2014, 80 experts in program and policy development and implementation met in Nairobi Kenya to focus on actions needed to increase access to the widest possible range of ...

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Reasons Married Women in Developing Nation Who Wish to Avoid Pregnancy Do Not Use Contraceptives

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

Increasing women’s access to modern contraceptive methods alone will not satisfy their unmet need for contraception, according to “Reasons for Contraceptive Nonuse Among Women Having Unmet Need for Contraception in ...

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DFID Research: helping women to protect themselves against HIV

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:43 am

In August last year the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) received a £15 million award, from the Department for International Development, to be spread over 5 years. The fund was ...

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‘Big Push’ To Reduce Maternal Mortality In Uganda And Zambia Enhanced Health Systems But Lacked A Sustainability Plan

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

In the past decade, “big push” global health initiatives financed by international donors have aimed to rapidly reach ambitious health targets in low-income countries. The health system impacts of these ...

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Unmet Need for Contraception: Issues and Challenges

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

Unmet need for contraception has been a central indicator for monitoring the progress of family planning programs for 25 years. The purpose of this article is to provide a broad ...

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Women’s perceptions of abortion in their communities: Perspectives from Western Kenya

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:32 am

Unsafe abortion in Kenya is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In October 2012, we sought to understand the methods married women aged 24– 49 and young, unmarried ...

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