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Protest the threatened ban on abortion

1) Demonstration in front of Polish Parliament, Warsaw, 9 April, 2pm Called by a new non-governmental coalition “Odzyskać Wybór” (Reclaiming Choice), launched a few days ago with the Federation for Women and Family Planning and many other women’s organizations as ...

General Comment on the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Health

by Katy Mayall, Center for Reproductive Rights Members ESCR https://www.escr-net.org/about/who-we-are The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) recently adopted a General Comment on the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Health, the first to focus exclusively on sexual and ...

Contraceptive failure rates in the developing world: an analysis of Demographic and Health Survey data in 43 countries

Chelsea Polis, Sarah EK Bradley, Akinrinola Bankole, Tsuyoshi Onda, Trevor N Croft, Susheela Singh https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/contraceptive-failure-rates-in-developing-world_1.pdf In the most comprehensive study to date of contraceptive failure rates in the developing world, researchers found that overall, failure rates are lowest for users ...
Ghanian study on midwifery students’ likelihood to provide abortion services

Ghanian study on midwifery students’ likelihood to provide abortion services

Sarah D Rominski, Jody Lori, Emmanuel Nakua, Veronica Dzomeku, Cheryl A Moyer Contraception 2016;93(3):226–232 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010782415006459 Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Kumasi, Ghana http://www.nmtcksi.edu.gh/ Even in countries where the abortion law is technically liberal, the full application of the law has ...

“These things are dangerous”: Understanding induced abortion trajectories in urban Zambia

Ernestina Coast, Susan F Murray Social Science & Medicine 2016;153 (March):201–209 (open access) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953616300806 “Access to comprehensive reproductive health services, including safe abortion services within the law, is recognized as a basic human right, protected by a range of international ...

Incidence of induced abortion and post-abortion care in Tanzania

Sarah C Keogh, Godfather Kimaro, Projestine Muganyizi, Affiliation: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Jesse Philbin, Affiliation: Guttmacher Institute, New York, United States of America Amos Kahwa, Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania ...