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Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

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Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Bangkok: July 2019 The resource “Blueprint for  Sexual and Reproductive  Health, Rights, and Justice” has just been released by Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and endorsed by multiple international organisations.  While it focuses on US policy environ, it is more broadly applicable: in...

Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums – often linked to low socioeconomic status

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,  02 May 2018 Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject. The report, Teenage mothers in Australia 2015, shows that about 8,200 teenage mothers gave birth to 8,300 babies (3% of all...

Design Agency ‘Frog’ Redesigns The Dreaded Gynecology Exam

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co.design, 10.10.17 Cold metal. Eerie clicking sound. Torturous duck-billed shape. Yes, I’m talking about the speculum, the anxiety-inducing device that doctors use to check  vaginal health. Despite its status as an instrument of discomfort and its dark history–involving a doctor who experimented on slave women – the speculum remains to this day one of the centerpieces of the often dreaded annual...

Stillbirth more frequent in women with HIV in UK than in general population

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nam/aidsmap, 01 August 2017 The stillbirth rate among women living with HIV in the UK and Ireland from 2007 to 2015 was more than twice that of the general population, Graziella Favarato, presenting on behalf of the National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC), told participants at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris last week. Most women...

Pregnancy outcome statistics (SA)

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Pregnancy Outcome Unit, SA Health: November 2016 The Pregnancy Outcome Unit undertakes statewide monitoring of pregnancy characteristics and outcomes to identify population groups most at risk and determine preventive interventions. This is undertaken through data collections. Each year, the Pregnancy Outcome Unit publishes two annual reports. Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia provides annual...

Working with a transgender man who is pregnant

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The Nurse Path blog, February 10., 2017 Some men have vaginas.  It probably wouldn’t happen very often but if you are a health professional who cares for people during pregnancy and birth (ie a Midwife or Doctor), you may come across a transgender man who is pregnant. This can be really challenging for people who may not have come across transgender people or issues. This is a guide to maybe help...

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