The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More

The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

Cultural Sex Work in India and the Right to Health

In India, there are a number of tribal communities that have systematized the sexual exploitation of their mothers and daughters, often masking their work as Read More


Moving beyond the individual: Community-level #prejudice and #health

Publication date: June 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 183 Author(s): Irene V.

Three things we need to know about “SOGI”

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, or IDAHOT. Why should we care about IDAHOT? Because sexual orientation and gender identity, or SOGI, matters. Here are three things we need to know about SOGI: First, SOGI inclusion is about zero discrimination. Despite some legal and social progress in the past two decades, LGBTI people continue to face widespread discrimination and violence in many countries

Why HIV-Infected and At-Risk HIV-Uninfected women are hospitalized

Objectives: We evaluated the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index score, an index composed of age, CD4 count, viral load, hemoglobin, Hepatitis C coinfection, Fibrosis Index-4, and estimated glomerular filtration rate, and psychosocial and clinical risk factors for all-cause hospitalization among HIV-infected women on highly active antiretroviral therapy and HIV-uninfected women.

Upcoming U.N. Meeting Opportunity To Address Gender Inequality In Disaster Risk Reduction…

Inter Press Service: Gender Equality Can Save Women’s Lives in Disasters — We must not miss the opportunity to set this right Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, under secretary general of the United Nations and executive director of U.N. Women, and Robert Glasser, U.N. secretary general’s special representative for disaster risk reduction and head of U.N. Office for…More

Global PPPs For Health Must Better Mainstream Gender, Analysis Concludes

Globalization and Health Journal: Gender blind? An analysis of global public-private partnerships for health Sarah Hawkes of the Institute for Global Health at University College London, Kent Buse of UNAIDS, and Anuj Kapilashrami of the Global Public Health Unit at the University of Edinburgh “identified 18 [Global Public Private Partnerships for Health (GPPPH)] … and…More

Blog Posts Discuss Nomination Of Mark Green As USAID Administrator

Center for Global Development: A Sound Choice for USAID Administrator Scott Morris, a senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, writes, “With so much uncertainty about the future of U.S. foreign assistance, engendered by skinny budgets, executive orders, and a rumor mill on overdrive, [President Trump’s nomination of Mark Andrew…More

New Birth Waiting Homes to Welcome Expectant Mothers in Sierra Leone

Photo by Emily Bearse / Partners In HealthSupporters gather near the newly built waiting homes during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of April. Others are bigger. Elsewhere they’re more plentiful. But it’s tough to beat the understated dignity of the new birth waiting homes that Partners In Health opened in eastern Sierra Leone last week. The three white houses sit on a hill at the quiet edge of the city of Koidu.

Controversies about cervical cancer screening: A qualitative study of Roma women

Publication date: June 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 183 Author(s): Trude Andreassen, Elisabete Weiderpass, Florian Nicula, Ofelia Suteu, Andreea Itu, Minodora Bumbu, Aida Tincu, Giske Ursin, Kåre Moen Romania has Europe’s highest incidence and mortality of cervical cancer.

Advocates, Policymakers, Donors Must ‘Stand Up And Resist’ Trump Administration Policies…

Huffington Post: Trump’s Anti-Woman Administration and his First 100 Days. The Time to Act is Now. Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) “…Trump has done everything in his power to disempower women — their health, their well-being, their human rights. If the first 100 days are an indication of…More

World Bank President Kim Pledges To Prioritize Gender-Based Violence Prevention During Second…

Devex: World Bank ramps up work on preventing gender-based violence “World Bank President Jim Kim has called gender-based violence against women and girls a ‘worldwide epidemic’ that ‘undermines all our work to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.’ Speaking during the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C., Kim described GBV as ‘completely…More

Cuts To U.S. Funding For Global Health, Including Family Planning, Could Be ‘Dangerous’

The Conversation: Will Trump’s global family planning cuts cause side effects? Rachel Sullivan Robinson, associate professor at American University School of International Service “…Rolling back U.S. support for family planning in developing countries is dangerous for two main reasons. First, contraception saves lives by limiting the total number of pregnancies, including those endangering mothers’ lives.…More

Hormonal contraception does not reduce antiretroviral effectiveness

Background: To explore the association between concomitant hormonal contraceptive and antiretroviral therapy (ART) use and (1) plasma viral suppression and (2) genital HIV shedding among HIV-positive women initiating ART.

Editorials Denounce U.S. Decision To Withhold UNFPA Funding

The Lancet: Defunding the UNFPA: sign of the times Editorial Board “…The removal of support [for UNFPA] is a blow to an agency that ensures access to contraception and maternal and child health services, and fights against gender violence, child marriage, and female genital mutilation in more than 150 countries worldwide. … But the current…More

The Medicalization of FGM: Why We Should Be Worried

Across the globe, a growing battle is being fought against a practice that has deprived women and girls from realizing their rights to reproductive and Read More

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