Transgender stigma and health: A critical review of stigma determinants, mechanisms, and interventions

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 222–231. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.010 Highlights Stigma contributes to widespread health inequities in US transgender communities. We review the multiple levels at which stigma towards transgender ...

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Hymen reconstruction as pragmatic empowerment? Results of a qualitative study from Tunisia

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 54–61. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.051 Highlights Provides qualitative data about why Tunisian women seek hymen reconstruction (HR). Women’s decisions reflect pragmatism in the face of pervasive ...

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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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WHO Toolkit: Strengthening the medico-legal response to sexual violence

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 8:40 am

In the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to ending impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict-affected settings and to achieving assistance and justice for victims. It ...

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Perinatal outcomes associated with maternal HIV infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

The Lancet HIV. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00207-6 Background The HIV pandemic affects 36·9 million people worldwide, of whom 1·5 million are pregnant women. 91% of HIV-positive pregnant women reside in sub-Saharan Africa, a ...

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Technical brief: HIV and Young People Who Sell Sex

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:45 am

This brief aims to inform discussions about how best to provide services, programmes and support for young people who sell sex.It offers a concise account of current knowledge concerning the ...

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“We Want to Learn About Good Love” Findings from a Qualitative Study Assessing the Links Between Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Violence Against Women and Girls

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:42 am

This study was commissioned by Plan UK, assesses the extent to which Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) can have an impact on reducing violence against women and girls, and looks at ...

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Brief on Violence Against Sexual and Gender Minority Women

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:37 am

This Sector Brief provides guidance to help development professionals understand how VAWG affects programming in their sector on gender minority women, and offer suggestions for integrating VAWG prevention and response ...

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Services Under Siege: The Impact of Anti-LGBT Violence on HIV Programs

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:34 am

Due to their increased visibility, LGBT rights defenders and service providers are at increased risk for violent attacks. Not only are these incidents violations of basic human rights, they have ...

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