Category Archives: Sexual & Reproductive Health

The ‘Dream Team’ for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health: an adjusted service target model to estimate the ideal mix of health care professionals to cover population need

by Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Andrea Nove, Laura Sochas et al. Human Resources for Health, 2017 15:46 – Published: 4 July 2017 17 pp. 1.2 MB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-017-0221-4?site=human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com There is a need to move beyond universal benchmarks for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn … Continue reading

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Assessment of the Retail Environment of Male Condoms in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

by Ramakrishnan Ganesan Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, October 2017 28 pp. 407 kB https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/2017.10.25_af-retail-env- condoms-rep.pdf This assessment aims to describe the size and value of the current and potential market for condoms in the … Continue reading

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A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents

by Claudia Cappa, Nicole Petrowski, Laurence Chandy et al. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), November 2017 100 pp. 4.6 MB https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Violence_in_the_lives_of_children_and_adol escents.pdf This report presents the most current data on four specific forms of violence – violent discipline and exposure … Continue reading

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Medical Abortion Reference Guide: Induced abortion and postabortion care at or after 13 weeks gestation

by A. Edelman & A. Mark Ipas, October, 2017 64 pp. 789 kB http://www.ipas.org/~/media/Files/Ipas%20Publications/MASTRE17.ashx This reference guide provides information and recommendations based on evidence for medical abortion at or after 13 weeks gestation, sometimes called induction abortion or termination in … Continue reading

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Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused

WHO clinical guidelines by Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Avni Amin, Megin Reijnders et al. World Health Organization 2017 86 pp. 904 kB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259270/1/9789241550147-eng.pdf?ua=1 WHO has published these new clinical guidelines aimed at helping front-line health workers, primarily from low resource settings, in … Continue reading

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On the pace of fertility decline in sub-Saharan Africa

by David Shapiro and Andrew Hinde Demographic Research, Vol. 37, pp. 1327,1338, Published 24 October 2017 14 pp. 333 kB https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol37/40/37-40.pdf The data shows clearly that fertility decline in sub-Saharan Africa, still at a comparatively early stage, has been considerably … Continue reading

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Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies

by Nicole Ippoliti, Trinity Zan, Margaret D’Adamo et al. High-Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs), 2017 8 pp. 782 kB https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/wp- content/uploads/2017/09/DigitalHealthForSystems.pdf This new HIP brief summarizes the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed … Continue reading

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Knowledge and quality of adolescents reproductive health communication between parents and their adolescents children in Ibadan, Nigeria

by Musibau A. Titiloye and Ademola J. Ajuwon Journal of Public Health in Africa 2017; Volume 8:688 8 pp. 681 kB http://publichealthinafrica.org/index.php/jphia/article/download/688/339 Parents need to take a more proactive role in encouraging healthy sexual development in adolescents, this new study … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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Family Planning in the Context of Latin America’s Universal Health Coverage Agenda

by Thomas Fagan, Arin Dutta, James Rosen et al. Global Health: Science and Practice September 2017, 5(3):382-398 17 pp. 1.2 MB http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/5/3/382.full-text.pdf Latin American countries have expanded family planning along with universal health coverage (UHC). Leveraging UHC-oriented schemes to sustain … Continue reading

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