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On 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
In case you missed it – one of President Trump’s first order of business was to re-enact the Mexico City Policy. Or as we in the sexual and reproductive health community un-affectionately call it - the Global Gag Rule (GGR) ...
Access to education, the right to make choices about your own body – these are things many of us take for granted. But the reality for many women and young girls in developing countries is very different. Denied rights to ...
Access to family planning is limited in Uganda and the contraceptive prevalence rate stands at only 30%. In remote communities, the situation is far starker and most women rely on mobile clinics or Village Health Teams (VHT) to manage their ...
Ima, 24, a recently qualified midwife from Indonesia, is a panellist in the Global Dialogue for Citizen-led Accountability for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at the World Health Assembly this week. Here Ima talks about the special challenges of working ...
Girls age 15 to 19 with a diagnosis of a major mental illness are almost three times as likely to give birth as adolescents without mental health issues. Education is key.
Intern, Kristiana Bruneau, decided to do something different for her 30th - she created a fund for the young people of Swaziland. Here she explains why. I donated my 30th birthday to fundraise for youth sexual and reproductive health and ...
Esther Mukami Njoroge was 16 and pregnant when arrived at a clinic run by Family Health Options Kenya. It was the start of a thirty year relationship. She explains why. It was 1982, I was 16 and pregnant with my ...
How do they work? Injectables contain a progestin like the natural hormone progesterone in a woman’s body. There are two types: medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and norethisterone enanthate (NET-EN). Because these injectables do not contain estrogen, they can be used throughout ...
Proper insertion technique can help prevent many problems, such as infection, expulsion, and perforation. Follow proper infection-prevention procedures. Use high-level disinfected or sterile instruments. High-level disinfect by boiling, steaming, or soaking them in disinfectant chemicals. Use a new, presterilized IUD ...