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Female genital cutting practices in Burkina Faso and Mali and their negative health outcomes.
Logistic regression analyses show significant positive relationships between the severity of genital cutting and the probability that a woman would have gynecological and obstetric complications.
An Assessment of the Alternative Rites Approach for Encouraging Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya
The factors that influence some families and individuals to adopt the alternative rite while others exposed to the same messages discouraging FGM decide not to and the effect of the training component of the Alternative Rite on the girls who participated were addressed.
Comprehensive care and HIV prophylaxis after sexual assault in rural South Africa: the Refentse intervention study
There were considerable improvements in clinical history and examination, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections; HIV counselling and testing, PEP, trauma counselling, and referrals; and service utilisation after the intervention.
The effectiveness of a community-based education program on abandoning female genital mutilation/cutting in Senegal.
The prevalence of FGM/C among daughters aged ten years and younger decreased significantly over time as reported by women who were directly and indirectly exposed to the program, but not among daughters in the comparison villages, suggesting that the program had an impact on family behaviors as well as attitudes.
The Contribution of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to the Fight against HIV/AIDS: A Review
CONTRACEPTIVE DISCONTINUATION: REASONS, CHALLENGES, AND SOLUTIONS
Medicalization of female genital cutting among the Abagusii in Nyanza province Kenya.
Interviews with service providers and their clients revealed an overwhelming belief that FGC fulfills a traditional cultural obligation among the Abagusii and that it limits a woman’s sexual desire and confers respect on girls.
Patterns and trends of postpartum family planning in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Nigeria: evidence of missed opportunities for integration
The results indicate that improving postpartum family planning requires policies and strategies to address the inequalities caused by socio-economic factors and the integration of family planning with maternal and newborn health services, particularly with childbirth in facilities and child immunisation.
An assessment of opportunities and challenges for public sector involvement in the maternal health voucher program in Uganda
- J. Okal, L. Kanya, B. Bellows
- Political Science, MedicineHealth Research Policy and Systems
- 18 October 2013
Accreditation public facilities has the potential to increase voucher program coverage by reaching a wider pool of poor mothers, shortening distance to service, strengthening linkages between public and private sectors through public-private partnerships and referral systems as well as ensuring the awareness and buy-in of policy makers, which is crucial for mobilization of resources to support the sustainability of the programs.
Testing the effectiveness of integrating community-based approaches for encouraging abandonment of female genital cutting into CARE's reproductive health programs in Ethiopia and Kenya
An operations research project among the Afar people of Ethiopia and Somali refugees in Daadab camps in Kenya aimed to assess the effectiveness of community-based female genital cutting strategies in increasing the knowledge of harmful FGC effects and positive FGC related attitudes and intended behaviour among the intervention communities.