Sexual and Reproductive Health Day – February 12 – CANADA

Sexual and Reproductive Health Day, held annually on February 12, is an opportunity to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues and to educate yourself and others on how to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections. Sexually transmitted infections continue to be a significant and increasing public health concern. Over the past decade, reported rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and infectious syphilis have steadily increased. The majority of reported chlamydia and … [Read more...]

Essential Package of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Planning and Implementing an Essential Package of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Guidance for Integrating Family Planning and STI/RTI with other Reproductive Health and Primary Health Services Author: Population Council, UNFPA No. of pages: 56 Publication date: 2011 Publisher: Population Council, UNFPA Download PDF English The goal of this guidance document is to provide a framework for developing an essential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) package. It … [Read more...]

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) to Redouble Our Efforts

By James Albino and Miguel Gomez According to CDC estimates , 9,400 Latinos in the United States were newly infected with HIV in 2009. Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population, but approximately 20% of new infections. Sixty-four percent (or nearly two-thirds) of all HIV infections in the Latino community occur among gay and bisexual men. Among women, 1,700 heterosexual Latinas became infected in 2009, making them more than four times more likely to become infected with HIV than white … [Read more...]

MADAGASCAR Women Taking Action to tackle population growth …

ANTALAHA, October 2011 (IRIN) - Daniel Soadava and Samoela Razafindramboho are known as "the mean women" in Antalaha, a small town on the east coast of Madagascar. "Men complain that we are always saying bad things about them," they laugh. After forming an association with other women, called Femmes Interessee au Development de Antalaha (FIDA), Soadava, a dentist, and Razafindramboho, a teacher, soon learned that women in their region were desperately in need of more information about … [Read more...]

UNFPA – Momentum

  HIV Prevention Gains Momentum Success in Female Condom Programming Download PDF English This report examines a number of success stories in the fight against HIV. Examples come from countries such as Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Nigeria and the Caribbean region. These countries' governments, civil societies and the private sector have united to educate the public and to empower individuals, especially women, to insist on their right to protect their health through correct and … [Read more...]

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