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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...
Date: 11/23/2018
Source: Bhekisisa
Type: In the News
For more than a decade, obstetrician Coceka Mnyani’s conversations with her patients followed a script.  Had they used contraceptives before? Did they want more children? What contraceptive did they plan on using after delivery and why?  “Depending on what a woman said, you would advise, you know, ‘that’s not such a great idea, have you thought about this’, ‘maybe this one would be a better...
Date: 05/05/2017
Source: Devex
Type: In the News
African countries, and those where abortion services are legal, will likely feel the greatest impacts of the United States’ expanded “global gag rule” — also known as the Mexico City Policy — according to new findings by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The U.S. provided bilateral global health assistance to 64 countries in Fiscal Year 2016, and more than half of them —  totaling 34 —  were...
Date: 04/25/2017
Source: Newsweek
Type: In the News
Miranda was four months pregnant and extremely anxious when she got her first HIV test. She had long been afraid of a positive diagnosis, and shortly after stepping into a tent offering free HIV tests at a taxi stand in central Johannesburg, her fear was confirmed. Miranda—who asked to use a pseudonym to protect her safety and privacy—had never been tested. “[I thought], It’s not going to happen...
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