Category Archives: Sexual & Reproductive Health

Care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation

A clinical handbook by Christina Pallitto, Karin Stein, Lale Say et al. World Health Organization, 2018 458 pp. 6.2 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272429/9789241513913-eng.pdf?ua=1 This handbook is for health care providers involved in the care of girls and women who have been subjected … Continue reading

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Social norms and adolescents’ sexual health: an introduction for practitioners working in low and mid-income African countries

by Beniamino Cislaghi and Holly Shakya Afr J Reprod Health 2018; 22[1]: 38-46 (Registration required) 9 pp. 559 kB https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajrh/article/download/169835/159276 Donors, practitioners and scholars are increasingly interested in harnessing the potential of social norms theory to improve adolescents‘ sexual and … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Youth-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in the Public Sector in Mozambique and Tanzania

by Estrella Alcalde, Katia Amado, Claire Cole et al. Pathfinder International Technical Brief, May 2017 12 pp. 1.6 MB http://www.population.gov.za/index.php/documents/send/173-youth-friendly- services/817-mainstreaming-youth-friendly-sexual-reproductive-health-services-in-the- public-sector-in-mozambique-tanzania Emerging global guidance suggests that, to reach youth in a sustainable and scalable way, youth-friendly services must be … Continue reading

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New Global Health eLearning Center Course: Postabortion Care (PAC)

USAID’s PAC model – Time: 3 hours https://www.globalhealthlearning.org/course/postabortion-care-pac The Global Health eLearning Center is the primary learning destination for leaders and experts in the field of international health for development! Postabortion care provides a package of family planning and other … Continue reading

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Accelerate progress – sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: report of the Guttmacher–Lancet Commission

by Ann M Starrs, Alex C Ezeh, Gary Barker et al. The Lancet, Published Online May 9, 2018 51 pp. 1.8 MB https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(18)30293-9.pdf Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fundamental to people’s health and survival, to economic development, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Family Planning Challenges in Africa: Toward Meeting Unmet Need and Scaling Up Service Delivery

by Andrzej Kulczycki African Journal of Reproductive Health, March 2018; 22 (1):9 11 pp. 577 kB https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajrh/article/download/169831/159272 Unmet need refers to the percentage of sexually active, fecund women who want no more children or to postpone having their next child, … Continue reading

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A demographic dividend of the FP2020 Initiative and the SDG reproductive health target: Case studies of India and Nigeria

by Qingfeng Li and Jose G. Rimon Gates Open Research 2018, 2:11, Last updated: 27 April 2018 10 pp. 958 kB https://dqo52087pnd5x.cloudfront.net/manuscripts/13867/abb3547e-ba5f-458c-948b- 44bc46a150c5_12803_-_Qingfeng_Li.pdf?doi=10.12688/gatesopenres.12803.1 The demographic dividend, defined as the economic growth potential resulting from favourable shifts in population age structure … Continue reading

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Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide

Family Planning High Impact Practices (HIP), January 2018 4 pp. 1.0 MB http://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Male-Engagement- Strategic-Planning-Guide-1.pdf This document aims to lead program managers, planners, and decision-makers through a strategic process to identify effective investments for engaging men in efforts to improve sexual … Continue reading

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Adolescent contraceptive use and its effects on fertility

by David Antonio Sánchez-Páez, José Antonio Ortega Demographic Research, Vol. 38, Article 45, pp. 1359–1388, Published 18 April 2018 32 pp. 1.0 MB https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol38/45/38-45.pdf Adolescent reproductive health is part of internationally agreed development goals. Unmarried adolescents are not commonly included … Continue reading

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Getting a better grasp on Togo’s future: Population dynamics at the heart of development planning

by Mary White-Kaba Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), March 2018 30 pp. 4.2 MB http://health.bmz.de/ghpc/case-studies/population-dynamics- togo/GHPC_TOGO_FINAL.pdf Attaining the demographic dividend is a powerful motivator for integrating population dynamics into planning. With decreasing fertility, many developing countries hope … Continue reading

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