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Asian Women Parliamentarians Examine their Commitment to Gender Equality

2009 More than 75 women parliamentarians and ministers assembled at the Malaysian Parliament to examine their own actions to promote gender equality and address issues affecting women's health and rights,

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ICPD

The Role of Reproductive Health and Reproductive Health Supplies in Strengthening Health Systems

2010 This report looks at the importance of reproductive health and reproductive health supplies within basic health care and health system strengthening and presents recommendations on how to ensure that they are included in the implementation of national health policies and health system strengthening.

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HIV/AIDS

Reducing unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion through contraceptive use

2009 Unmet need for family planning, unintended pregnancy, and unsafely performed abortion are linked. Unintended pregnancy is the primary factor in the nearly 40 million abortions that occur each year globally, nearly half of which are performed in an unsafe or

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Abortion

Human Rights Instruments

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Family Planning: A global handbook for providers

2010 This handbook provides evidence-based guidance developed through worldwide collaboration. It offers clinic-based health care professionals in developing countries the latest guidance on providing with the full range of contraceptive methods. This book serves as a quick-reference resource for all levels of health care workers. Published by World Health Organization, USAID and Johns Hopkins University.

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Agenda 2030 and SDGs

ICPD

Essential Medicines List for Reproductive Health

2010 This guidebook, produced by WHO provides the list of essential reproductive health supplies and outlines the steps necessary for including reproductive health medicines on country-level lists of essential medicines. Download the guidebook from this link on the UNFPA website.

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Hewlett: Population Dynamics and Economic Development

2010 The relationship between reproductive health and economic growth has long been of interest to academics as well as policy-makers.  However, the empirical relationship between these variables has been difficult to establish. The paper summarizes the key

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Woodrow Wilson Center Roundtable: Future Family Planning Strategies

2010 Recent developments, including US President Obama's decision to restore funding to UNFPA and the heightened focus on the drivers of global climate change, have brought renewed attention to family planning and reproductive health issues. But the future funding

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Guttmacher: The cost of unsafe abortion

2010 Guttmacher: The cost of unsafe abortion Treating the complications that result from unsafe abortion costs Africa and Latin America $227-280 million each year, according to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute. These costs (reported in 2006

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Abortion

Guttmacher: Abortion Rates Fall Worldwide

2010 Guttmacher: Abortion Rates Fall Worldwide Abortions and unintended pregnancies continue to decline worldwide as contraceptive use increases, yet unsafe abortion still causes some 70,000 deaths each year, according to a new report released today by the Guttmacher Institute.

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Abortion

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Distress

2009 Sexual and Reproductive Health in Distress On 21 October 2009 the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) and Marie Stopes International as members of the consortium Countdown 2015 Europe, organised a workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Distress.

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Abortion

HIV/AIDS

Is Your Web Site Media-Friendly?

2010 Is Your Web Site Media-Friendly? Follow these steps to create a useful online resource for journalists By Rebecca Bernstein and Arthur Page It made for an inspirational baseball movie theme, but the mantra "If you build it, they will come" is the wrong approach for creating an institutional Web site for the news media. UB

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Advocacy

Practical Tips for Reproductive Health Advocates

2010 Practical Tips for Reproductive Health Advocates

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Abortion

HIV/AIDS

How to Write a News Release

2010 How to Write a News Release Purpose A news release is a brief news story that can be printed or broadcast as is, rewritten by a journalist, or used by a journalist as a starting point to gather more information for a news article or program. A research organization generally distributes a news release to the media when a newsworthy event takes place ("the news peg").

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Advocacy

Crafting Key Messages

2010 Crafting Key Messages Developed by the World AIDS Campaign, this document helps explain what makes a good 'key message' for advocacy.

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Abortion

HIV/AIDS

Strategic options for NGOs: advancing the ICPD at 15

2010 Strategic options for NGOs: advancing the ICPD at 15 NGOs have played a central role in the development, promotion and implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) since

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Contraceptive Security and Meeting Reproductive Health Needs in Southeast Asia

2010  This synthesis report reviews the provision of contraceptive services and   commodities in Southeast Asia, assessing progress in achieving contraceptive security and meeting the reproductive health needs of the region's population. The purpose is to systematize fragmented knowledge into an integrated evidence base for follow-up study, advocacy and action.

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Regional Governments Pledge to Complete Cairo Reproductive Health Agenda

2010 18 September 2009 UN meeting seeks to accelerate progress towards development goals for 2015 A global action plan linking reproductive health, women's rights and development remains an urgent priority 15 years after its adoption, Asian and the Pacific governments affirmed today.

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Adolescents and Youth

ICPD

Reproductive health supplies in the Pacific - an overview

2010 The regional context The Pacific is a region of small island developing states with diverse landscapes and population groups. Key sexual and reproductive health and rights issues for the region include:

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Adolescents and Youth

HIV/AIDS

Determinants of actual condom use among adolescents in Thailand

2009 Determinants of actual condom use among adolescents in Thailand Abstract: This study examined the relationships among attitudes toward condom use, personal characteristics, condom use self-efficacy, and actual condom use among Thai adolescents. Predictors

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Trends in adolescent contraceptive use in developing countries

2010 A study of women's contraceptive use around the world finds that sexually active 15-19-year-olds are more likely than their 20-49-year-old counterparts to use contraceptives inconsistently and, on average, experience a 25% higher rate of contraceptive failure.

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Adolescents and Youth


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