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Date: 06/19/2019
Source: Political Analysis South Africa
Type: In the News
African women need greater choices when it comes to the provision of contraceptives, a South African AIDS activist has told a panel at the ninth South African AIDS Conference in Durban. The activist, Yvette Raphael, was speaking at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Thursday, 13 June 2019, following the official release of the Evidence for Contraceptive Options...
Date: 06/13/2019
Source: The Lancet
Type: In the News
Women represent more than half of the 37 million people worldwide currently living with HIV, most of whom reside in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than 600 000 new infections occur each year among African women. Modern contraceptive methods are used by more than 700 million women worldwide, including more than 58 million African women. Use of these methods substantially improves maternal and child...
Date: 06/13/2019
Type: In the News
Today at a satellite symposium at the South African AIDS Conference, the ECHO trial of contraceptive use and impact on HIV risk released its results. The Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes Study, or ECHO, was designed to evaluate the risk of acquiring HIV in HIV-negative women who used the copper-releasing intrauterine device (Cu-IUD), a levonorgestrel (LNG) implant (Jadelle) and...
Date: 06/13/2019
Source: WHO
Type: Press Releases
GENEVA, 13 June 2019: A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods. Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method had high levels of safety and effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, with all methods well-accepted by...
Date: 04/11/2019
Source: The Herald
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Although Zimbabwe has one of the highest rates of contraceptive use in Southern Africa, sexually active adolescents who wish to protect themselves against sexually transmitted illnesses and unwanted pregnancies are not accessing them because of inconsistencies with current laws and other social and economic barriers. Difficulties in accessing contraceptives had seen adolescent girls exposed to...
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