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Date: 07/09/2019
Source: Daily Monitor
Type: In the News
Government has indicated the country is on course to meet the family planning 2020 commitments aimed at increasing the uptake of contraceptive use in the country as a tool to control the rapid population growth by next year. Initially made in 2012, the commitments were revised two years back to reduce the unmet need for family planning to 10 per cent and increase the modern contraceptive...
Date: 06/26/2019
Source: FIGO
Type: In the News
FIGO’s Postpartum Intrauterine Device (PPIUD) Project has been running in Nepal since 2015 in association with the Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NESOG).The initiative trains healthcare providers in postpartum family planning counselling and the insertion of postpartum intrauterine devices (PPIUD). On a recent trip, we spoke to local women who have been counselled as part of...
Date: 06/14/2019
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Type: In the News
Feroza Mushtari was barely a teenager – just 12 or 13 years old – when a desperate knock on the front door changed her life. Darkness was falling over Kabul on that pre-winter day two decades ago when her mother answered the door. Outside was an older woman who had brought a younger relative, heavily pregnant and in need of urgent help. The archconservative Islamist Taliban then ruled Afghanistan...
Date: 06/10/2019
Source: AFP
Type: In the News
Four Kenyan counties have, for the first time, established multi-agency government task forces with action plans to address their high teenage pregnancy rates. The action plans commit to leverage resources for, address policy barriers to, and enhance efficiency in providing contraceptive information and services for young people aged 10 to 19. As of June 2019, the action plans are officially...
Date: 06/10/2019
Source: Washington Post
Type: In the News
Jeanine was sitting in the middle of the road in Birlo, a village just outside of Bangui, Central African Republic’s capital. The 39-year-old woman, who suffers from mental and physical disabilities, was two months pregnant with her third child. The victim of a rape, Jeanine had no choice but to have the baby, not only because her family wouldn’t accept an abortion but also because they wouldn’t...
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