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Date: 03/09/2017
Source: UNFPA
Type: Updates
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and fear, without discrimination. Gender equality is also vital to sustainable development, peace and security. It’s not just a women’s issue. It’s an issue for all of humanity. Sadly, despite...
Date: 03/08/2017
Source: FP2020
Type: Updates
Rights-based family planning is an approach to developing and implementing programs that aims to fulfill the rights of all individuals to choose whether, when, and how many children to have; to act on those choices through high-quality sexual and reproductive health services, information, and education; and to access those services free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. Over the last...
Date: 03/08/2017
Source: FP2020
Type: Updates
Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) commends the World Health Organization (WHO) for continuing to closely monitor research and evidence and update guidance on hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition.   The WHO released new guidance March 2, 2017 stating that women at high risk of acquiring HIV can use progestogen-only injectables, but when considering use they should receive comprehensive...
Date: 03/01/2017
Source: Itad
Type: Updates
With the announcement this week that the UK will be holding the Family Planning Summit later this year, the Health Theme in Itad has been thinking about what evaluation means to them in the family planning arena. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), particularly family planning, is very close to our hearts. As highlighted in our 60-second interview, before we joined Itad many of us were involved...
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Type: Updates
How can we reduce maternal and child mortality by more than a quarter in the global south? The answer is simple: invest in family planning. If women wait 36 months to conceive after birth, 26 percent of under-five deaths can be averted. If these same women only give birth between the ages of 18 and 35 and have no more than three children, child mortality can be reduced by 30 percent. The impact...
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