Sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescents are not adequate at healthcare facilities, and access to youth-friendly services is hindered by resources, and culture. Now, Covid-19 is making this even harder.
Despite liberal abortion laws in many countries, anti-abortion US policy has forced NGOs worldwide dependent on US dollars to curtail their family planning, pregnancy services and information they provide to patients, according to a report given exclusively to Health-e.
Lack of proper training on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) leads to a high rate of accidental pregnancies within the first year of use. In South Africa as many as 600 000 women experience unwanted pregnancies due to contraceptive failure. Globally the rated of accidental pregnancies is 40%. This should not have to be.
There’s a new sex toy in town – an erotic accessory that increases sexual pleasure and keeps you safe. Because it’s such a potent weapon in combatting HIV the government is distributing them to all corners of the country. Now they just have to persuade young people to use them.
More than 20 million young women are not accessing contraception globally, resulting in about 10 million unintended pregnancies each year, according to a new report by US reproductive health and rights organisation Guttmacher Institute.
This 91-page condensed version of South Africa’s latest maternal death audit shows that although maternal deaths are decreasing, worrying trends in the deaths of new and expecting moms persist.
The 41-page strategic framework focuses on five priority areas including the evidence-based revision of current policy and improved sexual and reproductive health and rights knowledge among adolescents and their caregivers.