Reproductive health

Menstruation must be demystified

Menstruation must be demystified

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 28 May: At 11 Lelo*, who lived with her grandmother started menstruating and could not understand what was happening to her body. No one had ever talked to her about it except for the few embarrassing conversations they had at school when the boys would be asked to stay in class […]

May 29, 2017 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: News

Turning the tide: CEDAW and the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

This booklet is a contribution to understanding how CEDAW can be put to work immediately to ensure that gender equality become a guiding principle in the fight against HIV and AID and fight not only to recognise women’s human rights but mirror them in legislation, decision making and all policies and plans and budgets. In […]

Reproductive and mental health issues of women and girls under situations of war and conflict in Africa

Proceedings of an experts group consultation in Nairobi, Kenya 4-5 August 1994 sponsored by UNIFEM’s African Women in Crisis Umbrella Programme (AFWIC) and UNICEF ESARO.displaced and refugee women in situations of war and conflict have special needs for gynecological and maternal health care and mental health counselling to address the effects of sexual abuse, pregnancy […]

Are traditional midwives history?

This publication contains some insights from three conflict affected districts in Sri Lanka. It looks at the work of traditional midwives during conflict as well as traditional midwives treatment at child birth, the close dependence on the blessings of the goddesses and the basis of the skills acquired by traditional midwives. The support of their families […]

Words into action: The Namibian women’s manifesto

This manifesto aims to urge voters to consider issues that are important to women and children when selecting a candidate or party for elections; mobilise women as 51% of the electorate to actively participate in the elections; lobby parties to include at least 50% of women candidates on party lists and suggest the president increases […]

Women and health: mainstreaming the gender perspective into the health sector

Report of the Expert Group Meeting 28 September – 2 October, 1998, Tunis (Tunisia). The Beijing Platform for Action calls for a fundamental change in social and health care decision-making. It requires the mainstreaming and integration of gender concerns into decisions regarding health care. There are clear signs that shifts are taking place. A framework […]

Abortion and family planning

A newsroom guide to abortion and family planning is designed to provide quick access to basic information and to give reporters and editors further resources – through notes and lists of contacts – to research and report on the issues of family planning and abortion.

Private decisions, public debate: women, reproduction and population

Sensitive and flexible family planning services carry a high price tag. However, unless we meet the family planning needs of individuals we may have no choice in meeting the world’s development needs. Notably absent from this critical international dialogue are the voices of ordinary men and women. What do they want and need. This book […]

Directory of health systems research: Reproductive health research in South Africa

It is necessary to ensure there is no duplication in research as well as a to link new researchers to experienced ones. and therefore this directory of reproductive health systems research was compiled. It covers adolescent sexuality, teenage pregnancy, contraception and family planning and maternal and child health. There is a lso a section on […]

The emergence of the adolescent in Zambia: The health policy response challenge

Adolescent health is a primary element in the long term development of a country. the analysis of adolescent sexual and reproductive health in this document clearly demonstrates a lack of efficient policies in the zambian context. The threat posed by HIV and AIDS has galvanised the creation of an institutional sector of governmental and non- […]