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With Carina Hirsch – Advocacy and Policy Manager, Margaret Pyke Trust and the Population & Sustainability Network In the heart of Marrakech's medina, women gather to seek the contraception and information they need and want to plan their families. They ...
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.
IPPF is an active member of the Population and Sustainability Network (PSN). PSN advocates for greater understanding of the relationships between population, health and sustainable development. PSN also promotes, designs and implements programmes integrating SRHR actions with other interventions. For ...
Olga Mabitsela, Director of population policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), National Population Unit, South Africa “I’m writing from the 48th Commission on Population and Development (CPD48) in New York, from deep inside the United Nations building where representatives from ...
As people from all around the world came together for the 47th Conference on Population and Development at the UN in New York, it’s needless to emphasize how critical the issues that will be discussed are for people in developing ...
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 ...
As we move towards 2015, a collection of UN agencies want to know: Do you have a vision for your future world? How can we alleviate poverty? How can we ensure sustainable global economic and social development? As we commemorate ...
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 ...