Category Archives: Sexual & Reproductive Health

A Global Structural Examination of Quality and Rights

QUEST (Quality Upheld, Every Service, Every Time), 2018 32 pp. 1.6 MB https://pai.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Quest-Synthesis-March-2018.pdf A woman receives high-quality care when she can choose from the full range of contraceptive options that fit her needs, and when the information she receives is … Continue reading

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She knows best: Engaging girls in adolescent programming

by Rita Nehme and Nathaly Spilotros International Rescue Committee (IRC), 2018 6 pp. 4.0 MB https://www.rescue.org/sites/default/files/document/2595/packardasrh20180321.pdf Young people, particularly girls, encounter significant barriers to accessing quality health care, including provider bias, age restrictions or stigmatization when seeking services, and concerns … Continue reading

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Abortion Worldwide 2017: Uneven Progress and Unequal Access

by Susheela Singh, Lisa Remez, Gilda Sedgh et al. Guttmacher Institute, 2018 68 pp. 1.1 MB https://www.guttmacher.org/report/abortion-worldwide-2017 A comprehensive new report released today by the Guttmacher Institute highlights ongoing disparities in abortion rates and in access to safe abortion services … Continue reading

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The Blossoming of Contraceptive Implant Use in Africa

by Roy Jacobstein Global Health: Science and Practice March 2018, GHSP-D-17-00396 23 pp. 859 kB http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/ghsp/early/2018/03/20/GHSP-D-17-00396.full.pdf Contraceptive implant use is rising rapidly, substantially, and equitably in many sub-Saharan African countries, across almost all sociodemographic categories. Gains in implant use have … Continue reading

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Social Franchising: Improving quality and expanding contraceptive choice in the private sector

High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs) United States Agency for International Development, March 2018 8 pp. 643 kB https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Social- Franchsing.pdf A social franchise is a network of private-sector health care providers that are linked through agreements to provide socially … Continue reading

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Donor funding for family planning: levels and trends between 2003 and 2013

by Christopher Grollman, Francesca L Cavallaro, Diane Duclos et al. Health Policy and Planning, Published: 09 March 2018 9 pp. 798 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czy006/24278727/czy006.pdf The International Conference on Population and Development in 1994 set targets for donor funding to support … Continue reading

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Effect of self-administration versus provider-administered injection of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on continuation rates in Malawi: a randomised controlled trial

by Holly M Burke, Mario Chen, Mercy Buluzi et al. Lancet Glob Health 2018 – Published Online March 8, 2018 11 pp. 365 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(18)30061-5.pdf Injectable contraceptives are popular in sub-Saharan Africa but have high discontinuation rates due partly to … Continue reading

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Access Denied: Uganda Preliminary Impacts of Trump’s Expanded Global Gag Rule

by PAI.org, 2018 16 pp. 2.2 MB https://pai.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Access-Denied_Uganda_March-2018.pdf Uganda is one of the largest recipients of U.S. global health assistance, including family planning, and will be significantly impacted by the Trump-Pence administration policy entitled “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” … Continue reading

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Can a cash transfer to families change fertility behaviour?

by Synøve Andersen, Nina Drange, Trude Lappegård Demographic Research, Vol. 38, Article 33, pp. 897,928 – Published 8 March 2018 34 pp. 957 kB https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol38/33/38-33.pdf This paper assesses the much-disputed relationship between family policy and fertility, and cash transfers and … Continue reading

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Myths surrounding virginity: A guide for service providers

Reproductive Health Team at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), January 2018 8 pp. 1.3 MB http://ccsas.iawg.net/?smd_process_download=1&download_id=352 Virginity is a sensitive subject. The concept itself has a complicated history and, while it describes sexual activity for all genders, there is greater … Continue reading

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