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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

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More

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WHO Director General Candidates Talk To Devex About Potential Gender Parity Policy Proposals

Devex: Is gender parity a task for the next WHO chief? “The three remaining candidates vying for leadership of the World Health Organization have all expressed interest in achieving gender parity at the U.N. aid agency, but the question remains: How can they reach that goal when men dominate in most regional offices, in higher…More


HIV and Hormonal Contraception: Bench and Bedside

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HIV-Related Sexual Risk Among Transgender Men Who Are Gay, Bisexual, or Have Sex With Men

Background: This study is among the first to examine factors associated with HIV-related sexual risk among transgender men and other transmasculine persons who are gay, bisexual, or have sex with men (T-GBMSM).


Blog Series To Examine Importance Of Achieving Gender Equality, SDG 5

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: She Succeeds, We Succeed: Empowering Girls and Women to Achieve Global Goals Louise Iverson, assistant director of the Chicago Council’s Global Food and Agriculture Program, discusses the importance of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5, “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” She writes, “[T]his…More


Dutch Minister Who Launched ‘She Decides’ Speaks About Establishing Fund, Potential Impacts…

New York Times: In Response to Trump, a Dutch Minister Launches ‘She Decides’ “President Trump last month signed an executive order barring American aid to international organizations that discuss abortion as a family-planning option with clients. American law already forbids the use of taxpayer money to fund the procedure itself. In Europe, the president’s order…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


[Articles] Levels and trends in contraceptive prevalence, unmet need, and demand for family…

The demand for family planning among the states and union territories in India is highly diverse. Greatest attention is needed in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, and Meghalaya to meet UN targets. The analysis can be generalised to other countries as well as other subpopulations.


[Articles] Community resource centres to improve the health of women and children in informal…

This community resource model seems feasible and replicable and may be protocolised for expansion.


Uptake of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a National Cohort of Gay and Bisexual Men in…

Objectives: The HIV care cascade provides milestones to track the progress of HIV-positive people from seroconversion through viral suppression.


Psychosocial Predictors of Engagement in Sexual Risk Behavior Among Trans*female Youth Aged 16-24 Years in San Francisco

Background: Trans*female youth (TFY) carry a disproportionate burden of HIV.


Violence From a Sexual Partner is Significantly Associated With Poor HIV Care and Treatment…

Background: Female sex workers (FSWs) experience high rates of violence from their sexual partners.


The global state of child marriage #GirlsNotBrides

OK, it’s finally happened, I’ve woken up with nothing to post – I’ve been on the road for the last two weeks, and it’s hard to keep feeding the blog between events, travel etc. So I thought I’d just repost the most powerful item from the 60 or so articles in my RSS feed today. Shanta Devarajan setting out the case for a Universal Basic Income …


Examples of sex/gender sensitivity in epidemiological research: results of an evaluation of…

During the last decades, sex and gender biases have been identified in various areas of biomedical and public health research, leading to compromised validity of research findings.


Guttmacher Institute Analysis Discusses Barriers To Providing Sexual, Reproductive Health…

Guttmacher Institute: The Growing Challenge of Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Women in Humanitarian Situations “…Women and girls are at particular risk when a region or country’s social, health, and other support systems collapse, exposing them to sexual violence, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, STIs (including HIV), and maternal illness and death. And yet, sexual…More


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