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The Study Group reviewed the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of key interventions for adolescent health; highlighted the essential factors and strategies needed to establish, implement and sustain programmes for adolescent health; developed a common framework for country programming; recommended priority actions to accelerate and strengthen programming for adolescent health, including the global and regional support needed for country-level programming.
The report is the outcome of the third meeting of the two-years measurement project which aims to develop tools, indicators and methodologies to determine the extent to which programming efforts are making a difference to the health and development of adolescents. The project was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation with additional funding from UNFPA, WHO and UNICEF. The meeting aimed to review achievements on measurement and to exchange information on activities. …
Focuses on the role of men in the AIDS epidemic.
The report presents the findings and recommendations for the reproductive health needs assessment in Myanmar in terms of four priority areas of reproductive health: maternal health, birth spacing, HIV/AIDS, and adolescent reproductive health.
The paper attempts to understand the experience of menstruation in the socio-cultural context of an urban Indian slum. Observations were gathered as part of a larger study of reproductive tract infections in women in Delhi, using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
The guide provides ideas for training activities which can be used for enabling people to participate more actively in discussion about HIV prevention and making sex safer.
The briefing paper provides an analysis of the negotiations that took place at the Special Session of the United Nations Assembly to review the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
This issue of journal is about reproductive rights, advocacy and changing the law. Papers on abortion cover the role of political parties and political process in changing the law, the role of feminists and doctors in efforts to get hospitals in the context of restrictive law, and efforts to get nurses and other health workers to confront their own prejudices against abortion in order to make service provision women-centred. Two papers delve into the meaning of reproductive health and rights and the role of advocacy in implementing changes in reproductive health law, policies and services.
The qualitative research study examines the contraceptive practices and understanding of women in Quirino Province, Philippines that have led many women to discontinue use of contraception even though they do not wish to become pregnant. Three factors are examined for their impact on contraceptive use behaviour; occurrence of side effects, spousal relations, and quality of care.
This document has been designed to clarify a number of policies and, equally important, principal strategies which are necessary to address the national problem with STDs. It is also designed to assure that the national approach to STDs serve as an effective and complementary component of national programs against HIV/AIDS.
The report examines the level of AIDS awareness among older Thais, using attitudinal data collected during 1999 from a sample of 773 older Thais aged over 50 years from four provinces and Bangkok. The publication then compares the results with data obtained from 398 young adults who were sample using the same questionnaire at the same sites and at the same time.
The report, accompanying a data sheet, giving a profile of today's youth, provides data on population, education, and health with special focus on sexual and reproductive health.
The compilation contains baseline data gathered by the Cambodia Health Education Media Service (CHEMS). It contains the result and analysis of survey on knowledge, attitude, beliefs and practices of youth in four areas in Cambodia. The survey covers demographic information, audience profile, including listening habits and programme preference, general health information, including disease profile, health services and reproductive and sexual health and social life skills issues.
The report presents findings from the second round of the Cambodian Behavioral Surveillance Survey (BSS) completed in June 1998 as well as some important differences in the levels of reported behaviour from the BSSI (1997) to the BSS II (1998). The BSSII was conducted in the provinces in Cambodia to track sexual behaviour changes in Cambodia.
The study examines the amount and nature of sexual messages on television. In addition to counting the number of sexual situations in programmes, it looks at the content in which sexuality is presented on television.