Reproductive health advocates must fend off repeated attacks on health reform, work on implementation and fix the flaws.
There is global consensus on the need for improved access to quality and sustainable fistula care and training services; postoperative social-reintegration services; additional research and consistent allocation of resources for this cause.
The midwife is the first point of referral for the pre-conceptual, the pregnant, the labouring, the post-natal mother, the skilled attendant for the new born; teacher, guide, support, medical helper. And a first-responder in preventing fistula.
In addressing obstetric fistula, there is a tendency to emphasize the treatment side. But while fistula treatment is important, fistula prevention actually deals with the causes.
It’s the law for many women: a space to breast-feed or pump at work, but where and how?; Most Americans support access to contraception yet increasingly the political winds are blowing the other way; New Hampshire’s parental notification bill and more…
Until January 13th, you have a voice in whether or not a new national prevention plan will include sexual health as a vital and normal part of a new national prevention plan. Use it now.
Woman-initiated prevention methods are key to the fight against HIV because they offer agency and protection to a disproportionally vulnerable demographic—women.
Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than a decade ago, and those infected are living longer. But declines in HIV infections are uneven and new infections still outpace new patients put on treatment by two to one.
Nearly 15 years ago the Institutes of Medicine called for development of a national STD strategy to address the destructive links between STDs and HIV. To this day, it remains mostly unheeded.
Behind Bars show how a simplistic “law-and-order‟ response to HIV can intensify a climate of denial, secrecy and fear and provide a fertile breeding ground for the spread of HIV.