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  1. Bridging the Gap: IEC 4 LGBTI. Handbook to support strengthening of organisational capacity in developing information, education and communication (IEC) materials for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in southern Africa

    The ‘Bridging the Gap: IEC 4 LGBTI’ Handbook has been developed to support organisations working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in southern Africa to develop effective IEC materials. Recognising and addressing the needs of LGBTI in southern Africa is a relatively new field for many organisations. …

  2. Measuring adolescent women’s sexual and reproductive health within a rights-based framework: Developing and applying an index

    To explore the feasibility of creating an easy-to-use summary data tool from survey data, we combined 16 indicators into an index measuring four dimensions of adolescent women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The index was tested using data from 30 countries that had relatively recent nationally representative surveys and were distributed across four regions. The resulting index, denoted by the summary acronym AISAR, examines adolescents’ access to information and services, agency in sexual activity and health, and perceptions of rights within marriage. …

  3. Sexual health media resource pack

    The Sexual Health Strategy identifies the media as a means to communicate on sexual health in an effective and responsible way. Evidence shows that the media is a useful means to provide information to the general public. The type of media used will depend on the identified target audience. Unbalanced or inaccurate media messages can lead to pressures and confusion over the realities of sex and sexuality particularly for young people. Hence we cannot stop emphasizing the need and importance of the media to be trained on where to seek reliable sources of information and advice. …

  4. A pocket guide of youth friendly services for service providers in Botswana

    This guide seeks to assist health workers and other service providers to strengthen ASRH services to be provided and offered to young persons both male and females regardless of their status or background. It will assist health workers and other service providers to strengthen ASRH services provided to young people.

  5. Making the case for interventions linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV in proposals to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    This document is designed to provide support for those who are writing HIV-related proposals to be submitted to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). It focuses upon specific sexual and reproductive health interventions that build upon successes and make good programmes even better through a holistic approach to HIV. This approach provides opportunities to reduce unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, as well as maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. …

  6. Linking sexual and reproductive health and gender programs and services with prevention of HIV/STI

    This document, targeted at health sector decision makers and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV/STI program and service managers, is the fruit of a series of intensive expert consultations organized by PAHO over the course of several months, with the participation of other United Nations agencies. This process has been geared to developing a work approach that not only increases the coverage of these programs and services but makes them more accessible to the segments of the population that need them the most. …

  7. A journalist's guide to sexual and reproductive health in East Africa

    Sexual and reproductive health encompasses health and well-being in matters related to sexual relations, pregnancies, and births. It deals with the most intimate and private aspects of people's lives, which can be difficult to write about and discuss publicly. As a result, the public misunderstands many sexual and reproductive health matters. In addition, cultural sensitivities and taboos surrounding sexuality often prevent people from seeking information and care and preclude governments from addressing the issues. …

  8. Sexual and reproductive health in the Middle East and North Africa: a guide for reporters

    This guide aims to bring together the latest available data on sexual and reproductive health for countries in the MENA region, to help journalists educate the public and make the case for policymakers that poor sexual and reproductive health contributes to social inequalities and hinders social and economic development.

  9. Programme guidance on counselling for STI/HIV prevention in sexual and reproductive health settings. For counsellors, health workers, educators and all those working in STI/HIV/AIDS

    This guide book provides information, ideas and suggestion for those who work with clients (young people, male and female clients, individuals and couples) who want to improve their knowledge and skills in counselling in STI/HIV prevention, safer sex, pre and post HIV antibody testing and other issues related to the subject.

  10. Reproductive health of young adults: contraception, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases

    This training module is part of a series of slide presentations entitled Reproductive Health Series (RH) covering information about reproductive health of young adults. It includes script of information designed to accompany eighty-three 35 mm. colour slides for presentation, together with audience handouts which contain summary of key learning points and note-taking pages during presentation. It also includes list of important readings, key journal articles, book chapters, unpublished papers related to reproductive health of young adults. …

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