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Abortion Incidence and Related Services in Six Indian States, 2015

Published in 2018

Source: Guttmacher Institute

This fact sheet summarizes the findings of a study titled Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion in India, which provides the first comprehensive estimates of the incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy and of the provision of induced abortion and postabortion services in Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Health Worker Roles in Providing Safe Abortion Care and Post-abortion Contraception

Published in 2018

Source: World Health Organisation

The primary objective of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the safety, effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of a range of health workers in the delivery of recommended and effective interventions for providing safe abortion and post-abortion care and in providing post-abortion contraception. These recommendations can be adapted to the context of local health […]

Adolescents’ Need for and Use of Abortion Services In Developing Countries

Published in 2018

Source: Guttmacher Institute

This factsheet outlines the needs of adolescents for abortion services in developing countries. It highlights the incidence of abortion, the provision of abortion services, access to post-abortion care and the barriers to accessing these services. The factsheet concluded with a list of implications on policy and programmes which includes the need to be sensitive towards […]

Abortion Stigma around the World: A Synthesis of the Qualitative Literature; A Technical Report for Members of The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads)

Published in 2018

Source: inroads

This report provides grounding in the fundamental concepts of abortion stigma and a synthesis of the qualitative literature around the world exploring the way abortion stigma manifests. An ecological model of abortion stigma that illustrates multiple levels at which stigma manifests—individual, social, institutional, legal, and media-based—was explored in the qualitative literature review. Aside from presenting […]

We Stand As One: Children, Young People and Climate Change

Published in 2018

Source: Plan International

This report includes voices from hundreds of young people around the world and carries their messages about how climate change affects them, the action necessary to fix it and their right to be part of the solution. Much of this report was written by children and young people based on consultations conducted by them.

Meeting the Need, Fulfilling the Promise: Youth and Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive

Published in 2018

Source: Population Reference Bureau (PRB)

Ensuring young people’s access to long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) will help to prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, decrease unsafe abortions, and ensure full and informed contraceptive choice for youth. This brief discusses the advantages and challenges of providing LARCs — specifically contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs) — to […]

Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries: Examining Women’s Reasons for Not Using a Method

Published in 2018

Source: Guttmacher Institute

This report began by describing women’s desire for children, contraceptive use and levels of unmet need in 52 countries that had the demographic and health surveys between 2005 and 2014 and for which data were available at the time of this analysis. It then focus on the reasons women give for not using contraceptives despite […]

Abortion Policies and Reproductive Health around the World

Published in 2018

Source: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, United Nations

This report presents information on changes in legal grounds for abortion and related reproductive health policies since around the time of the ICPD for 197 countries in the world, including all 193 Member States of the United Nations, 2 Observer States (the Holy See and the State of Palestine) and 2 non-member States (Cook Islands […]

From population issues to SRHR – Swedish Global Engagement in SRHR

Published in 2018

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

The aim of this work is to briefly describe Sweden’s early engagement in population issues and how this has developed into today’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) initiatives, with a focus on gender equality and human rights. This booklet, which is a summary of the much longer original work in Swedish, describes Sweden’s […]

Population Dynamics and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – What, why, and how to be addressed

Published in 2018

Source: Rutgers

This paper aims to examine the population dynamics, its consequences and drivers and specifically the link to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The paper is divided into four sections. Section 1 provides an overview of population dynamics and its consequences at macro level. The second section focuses on micro-level drivers, and specifically the […]

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