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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.
At IPPF we have thousands and thousands of people who work for us as volunteers every day, right across the world. One of those volunteers is 26-year-old Patrick Ongaya who lives in one of the Kenyan capitals biggest slums, Kibera ...
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 ...
By Esther Mukami Njoroge I was 16-years-old when I became pregnant with my first child in 1982. I had only just moved to Form 1 at school when I found out and I felt depressed and disorientated by the news ...
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 ...