Perspectives on strengthening linkages between research, policy and practice

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:58 am

The attention to and demand for stronger linkages between research, policy and practice is increasing, especially in fields concerned with sensitive and challenging issues such as sexual and reproductive health ...

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Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 5:48 am

In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to the end of their term, and a post-2015 agenda, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), takes their place. This WHO report ...

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Advocating Female Condoms. A Reflection on Stakeholders Commitments & Trends in Support for Female Condoms

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:51 am

In this study, commissioned by UAFC and carried out by Context, international cooperation, stakeholder commitments and trends in support for female condoms between 2010 and 2015 are analysed, in order ...

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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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WHO guideline for brief sexuality-related communication: implications for STI/HIV policy and practice

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 177–184 doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.11.009 Abstract Brief sexuality-related communication (BSC) aims to identify current and potential sexual concerns and motivate those at risk to ...

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The history and role of the criminal law in anti-FGM campaigns: Is the criminal law what is needed, at least in countries like Great Britain?

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 145–157. doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.10.001 Abstract The history of campaigns against female genital mutilation (FGM) began in the 1920s. From the beginning, it was ...

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“Sex is sweet”: women from low-income contexts in Uganda talk about sexual desire and pleasure

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:43 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 62–70. doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.11.012   Abstract In many patriarchal societies in Africa, heterosexuality is privileged as the single legitimate form of sexual interaction; ...

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What the eye does not see: a critical interpretive synthesis of European Union policies addressing sexual violence in vulnerable migrants

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:42 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 45–55 Abstract In Europe, refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are more vulnerable to sexual victimisation than European citizens. They face ...

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Advocating for sexual rights at the UN: the unfinished business of global development

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 31–37 Abstract Twenty years ago, governments agreed that the right to have control over and decide freely and responsibly on all ...

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“I was on the way to the hospital but delivered in the bush”: Maternal health in Ghana’s Upper West Region in the context of a traditional birth attendants’ ban

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 148, January 2016, Pages 8–17 Highlights The ban of TBAs in resource poor settings may be counterproductive. Policies banning TBAs may need revisiting in skilled worker ...

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