New federal pharmacare legislation is an important opportunity to give all Canadian women access to effective contraception and realize the right to reproductive health.
Remote medical care gives privacy and no travel is necessary. What’s needed now is better access to technology. Language barriers also need to be broken down
The success of the Maputo Protocol in protecting the rights of women and eliminating discrimination is remarkable.
The last decade has seen no measurable change in global preterm birth rates in any region of the world.
In addition to motherhood these girls experience social inequality, chronic stress, violence, and food insecurity. When teenagers become mothers, their adversities are compounded.
The continuing precarity and vulnerability to violence has long term consequences for these women’s health and well-being.
Some IVF clinics promise a lot when it comes to egg freezing but in reality, your chances come down to three key numbers: your age, the number of eggs collected and your budget.
Adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by sexual and reproductive health issues. These proposed law substantively addresses these disparities.
Mobile health or mHealth is an appealing way to reach adolescents because it offers opportunities to deliver and monitor health interventions at a much lower cost.
It is likely that countries may use the US abortion ban to further restrict abortion access for fear of losing health funding.
For countries that look to the US for guidance and for funding, the consequences will go beyond abortion.
Up to 257 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe, modern contraception methods
Unless special attention is given to conflict and HIV the war will undermine the achievement of the 2030 goals to end AIDS, discrimination, and new infections.
Despite the high incidence of adolescent pregnancy and the risks it poses, there isn’t much data on maternal mental health in this age group in sub-Saharan Africa.
Social media platforms can be put to great use when it comes to promoting sexual health. But invoking threats and fear limits information reach and impact.
People in the world’s poorest regions have not benefited equally from the recent advancements made in cancer screening, prevention and treatment.
Adolescents and young people should get involved early in the design, planning and scale up of interventions.
Pandemic-related travel restrictions and facility closures initially jeopardized access to abortions, but the pandemic has also become a catalyst for more accessible ways to deliver abortion care.
Instead of asking, ‘How can teenage pregnancies be prevented?’, the following question should be posed: ‘How can reproductive injustices in relation to young women be reduced?
Local research is particularly needed to assess existing policies and inform efforts to implement them better.