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  1. Access to safe abortion: building choices for women living with HIV and AIDS

    In many areas of the world where HIV prevalence is high, rates of unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion have also been shown to be high. Of all pregnancies worldwide in 2008, 41% were reported as unintended or unplanned, and approximately 50% of these ended in abortion. …

  2. Assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of emergency contraception: a cross-sectional study among Ethiopian undergraduate female students

    The importance of Emergency contraception (EC) is evident in preventing unintended pregnancies and its ill consequences like unintended child delivery or unsafe abortion, which are the most common causes of maternal mortality. Knowing that Ethiopia is one of the countries with highest maternal mortality rate, this study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of EC, and to further elucidate the relationship between these factors and some socioeconomic and demographic characteristics among female undergraduate students of Addis Ababa University. …

  3. Evaluación del acceso y calidad de la aplicación de la Norma de Prevención de la Transmisión Vertical del VIH en las mujeres embarazadas en Chile: Estudio realizado en la Región Metropolitana y en la Región de Valparaíso

    El estudio solicitado estuvo orientado a evaluar el acceso y calidad de la aplicación del Protocolo de Prevención de la Transmisión Vertical del VIH en las mujeres embarazadas en Chile, con el propósito de aportar información relevante que permitiera conocer la efectiva aplicación del protocolo durante el año 2006, primer año de aplicación de la norma. La intención fue contribuir con insumos para mejorar o corregir posibles deficiencias en su aplicación y, con ello, aportar a futuros planes destinados a la disminución de la transmisión vertical del VIH enáel país, a cifras inferiores al 1%. …

  4. Do empowered mothers foster gender equity and better reproductive health in the next generation? : a quality analysis from rural Bangladesh

    This policy brief describes qualitative research conducted in three rural Bangladeshi villages between 2001 and 2003. Particular attention was paid to both mothers and mothers-in-law, as women in the study areas tend to live with their mothers-in-law who, therefore, have a strong influence on their daughters' lives. The authors conclude that women "who were relatively empowered seemed to have a greater motivation and capacity" to improve the lives of their daughters and daughters-in-law. …

  5. Reproductive health during conflict and displacement : a guide for programme managers

    This inter-agency field manual provides a tool that defines how to develop practical and appropriately-focused reproductive health programmes during each phase of conflict and displacement: pre-conflict, conflict, stabilization, and post-conflict.

  6. Contraceptive practice in Quirino Province, Philippines: experiences of side effects

    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.

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