Marital status and abortion among young women in Rupandehi, Nepal

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:37 am

Background: Despite liberalization of the Nepal abortion law, young women continue to experience barriers to safe abortion services. We hypothesize ...

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Lack of Sexual Minorities’ Rights as a Barrier to HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in Asia: A Systematic Review

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:33 am

The authors of this study developed a tool, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Human Rights Index, to assess ...

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How Much Does It Cost to Improve Access to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision among High-Risk, Low-Income Communities in Uganda?

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:29 am

The mobile voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program in Uganda was established specifically to improve access to VMMC services in ...

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Successful Integration of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Prevention Intervention Programming

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:25 am

Women who received standard HIV services plus community- and facility-based interventions to detect, prevent, and address intimate partner violence (IPV) ...

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The True Costs of Maternal Death: Individual Tragedy Impacts Family, Community and Nations

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:22 am

What happens when a mother dies? In the West, the most obvious answer is grief – the harrowing emotional and ...

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Improving Access to Maternal Health and Contraceptives: Pharmaceutical Companies’ Contribution to MDG 5

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 6:05 am

Every day, an estimated 800 women die during pregnancy and childbirth due to preventable causes – most of whom live ...

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The Quality of Care in Provision of Female Sterilization and IUD Services

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 6:01 am

In many communities around the world, women continue to lack access to quality family planning services that provide the information, ...

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WHO Statement on Caesarean Section Rates

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:17 am

Since 1985, the international healthcare community has considered the ideal rate for caesarean sections to be between 10-15%. Since then, ...

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Achieving respectful care for women and babies

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:01 am

April 11 is the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, which aims to encourage rights-based, respectful care of women ...

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UNAIDS 2015: Biomedical AIDS Research: Recent and Upcoming Advances

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 5:52 am

The report is divided into an overview section that articulates the views of the Chair of the Scientific Expert Panel ...

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