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  1. Induced abortions among adolescent women in rural Maharashtra, India

    The paper presents a result of the study undertaken among both married and unmarried rural Maharashtra (India) adolescents who had undergone in the same geographic area. The study aimed to explore their access to services, decision-making on determinants of provider choice and extent of morbidity experienced.

  2. Roe v. Wade and the right to privacy

    In the 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court applied the core constitutional principle of privacy and liberty to a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. In Roe, the Court held that the constitutional right to privacy includes a woman’s right to decide whether to have an abortion. …

  3. Making safe abortion accessible: a practical guide for advocates

    The handbook offers direction to activists working to ensure that it is permitted by law are safe and accessible, in accordance with international mandates. It reviews key in successful advocacy campaigns, including: envisioning needed changes in services; building and managing effective partnerships for advocacy; increasing awareness of the need for change among a variety audiences; and helping prepare the health system and related sectors to offer safe sex.

  4. Adolescent girls in India choose a better future: an impact assessment

    A summary report of a cross-sectional comparative impact study to assess the impact of CEDPA's Better Life Options Programme (BLP) on the decision making and reproductive health behaviour of adolescent alumnae girls who graduated from the programmes in the peri-urban slums of Delhi, rural Madhya Pradesh and rural Gujarat in India. The study compared BLP alumnae who completed the programme between 1996 and 1999 with a similar control group of young women (ages 15-26) who had not been exposed to the programme.

  5. Are adolescents and young adults more likely than are older women to choose commercial and private sector providers of modern contraception?

    This study tests the hypothesis suggested by many smaller studies that young people prefer to use private providers to access contraceptive methods. It examines the patterns in young women’s levels of sexual activity, use of modern methods of contraception, and sources of modern contraception by age group and union status, using Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data. In addition, while controlling for other important explanatory variables, the study seeks to answer the question of whether young women are more likely to choose private sector providers than older women. …

  6. Pakistan's population issues in the 21st century : conference proceedings Oct 24th-26th, 2000, Karachi : Section 8 : Reproductive health

    Conference papers: 1) Reproductive health in Pakistan: what do we know?; 2) Women's perceptions regarding obstetric complications & care in a poor fishing community in Karachi; 3) Barriers to effective dissemination of reproductive health research in Pakistan; 4) Reproductive health indicators in Pakistan: experience of pilot study. Section 8 of the Conference proceedings

  7. National strategy on reproductive health care : for the 2001-2010 period

    The document contains the national strategy on reproductive health care (RHC) of Viet Nam for the period 2001-2010 approved by the Prime Minister's decision on 28 November 2000. The strategy reflects the guiding principles, objectives and actions to be taken in RHC in Viet Nam over the next decade.

  8. Power in sexual relationships: an opening dialogue among reproductive health professionals

    The report summarizes proceedings of a meeting among international reproductive health community about power and its impact on reproductive and sexual health. Current challenges, programme and policy interventions, research gaps, and recommendations for action are presented in the report. The meeting was jointly organized by Population Council and USAID's Interagency Gender Working Group's Men and Reproductive Health Subcommittee.

  9. 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.

  10. Gender and reproductive health policy: experiences from the field

    The study undertaken by the POLICY Project to examine what it means operationally to integrate gender into an ARH policy project. Objectives of the study were to identify how the project has operationalized gender, identify results achieved; recommend ways to strengthen gender sensitive approaches; and share lessons learned and better practices and collaborative practices.

  11. The state of World Population 2001. Footprints and milestones: population and environmental change

    Human activity is altering the planet on an unprecedented scale, the report points out. More people are using more resources with more intensity and leaving a bigger "footprint" on the earth than ever before. The report examines the close links between environmental conditions, population trends, and prospects for alleviating poverty in developing countries. It finds that expanding women's opportunities and ensuring their reproductive health and rights are critically important, both to improve the well-being of growing human populations and to protect the natural world.

  12. Women of the world: laws and policies affecting their reproductive lives Francophone Africa

    The publication provides a detailed review of national laws and policies affecting women in seven francophone African countries. One part of the country review focuses on the rights of special group: female minors and adolescents.

  13. Making abortion safe, legal, and accessible: a tool kit for action

    Despite wide international legal support for a woman's right to access safe and legal abortion, the procedure still remains unsafe and out of reach for many women around the globe. The Center's publication Making Abortion Safe, Legal and Accessible: A Toolkit for Action is a valuable resource for abortion rights advocates and policymakers who are working to reform abortion laws in restrictive settings. The toolkit packages together the most compelling arguments for liberalizing laws regulating abortion. …

  14. Reproductive rights of young girls and adolescents in Russia: a shadow report

    The report presents the legal status and real-life situation of female adolescents in Russia. The purpose of the shadow report is to supplement teh report of the government on reproductive health issues.

  15. Beijing+5: assessing reproductive rights

    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.

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