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Contraceptive rates in poorest countries leap by 30 million users in four years

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Guardian, Tuesday 1 November 2016 17.00 AEDT The number of women in the world’s poorest countries using modern forms of contraception has jumped by more than 30 million in the past four years, according to a report that found the most significant progress had been made in sub-Saharan Africa. At the halfway point of the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative, launched in 2012, around 12 million...

Viral hepatitis kills as many as malaria, TB or HIV/AIDS, finds study

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Imperial College London, 06 July 2016
Viral hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability across the globe – killing as many people annually as TB, malaria or HIV/AIDS.
This is the finding of new research from scientists at Imperial College London and University of Washington, who analysed data from 183 countries collected between 1990 and 2013.
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Denied Birth Control, Teens Still Have Sex — Unsafe Sex

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Refinery 29, June 16, 2016 3:40 PM Kenyan-born and Tanzania-based sexual health educator Maureen Oduor knows that soda doesn’t prevent pregnancy, but not all of the young women she counsels do. “In Kenya, adolescents believe that drinking a glass of Coca-Cola soda before and after sex can prevent a girl from getting pregnant,” she tells me. In Tanzania, meanwhile, “people...

Abortion rates fall to historic low in wealthy countries, little changed elsewhere

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Reuters, Wed May 11, 2016 8:28pm EDT Abortion rates have dropped dramatically in the past 25 years to historic lows in wealthy countries, but dipped only slightly in poorer developing nations, according to a global study published on Wednesday. The study – by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Guttmacher Institute – also found that imposing restrictive laws does little to lower...

Opiate use quadruples in Australia, while 85 per cent of the world has zero access: study

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ABC, 4/2/2016 Key points: Study reveals opiate use doubled in developed countries, quadrupled in Australia 85 per cent of world’s population have no access to opioids Uganda plans to grow its own opium crops to overcome the issue of affordability Professor Richard Mattick, senior author of the paper, published in The Lancet, said researchers found 95 per cent of all opioids were used in...

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