Madhusudana Battala

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BACKGROUND Female sex workers (FSWs) are a population sub-group most affected by the HIV epidemic in India and elsewhere. Despite research and programmatic attention to FSWs, little is known regarding sex workers' reproductive health and HIV risk in relation to their experiences of violence. This paper therefore aims to understand the linkages between(More)
This report provides the results of a study undertaken by the Population Council with support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO). The Population Council conducted this study to assess the role of migration in the spread of HIV in districts with high out-migration in(More)
The Population Council conducts research worldwide to improve policies, programs, and products in three areas: HIV and AIDS; poverty, gender, and youth; and reproductive health. ii The authors would like to thank our partner National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) for their support in the conduct of the study. A special thanks to Dr K. Chandramouly,(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the indicators critical to the success of violence reduction programmes among female sex workers (FSWs) is the pattern of disclosure of violence. This study examines the rate of non-disclosure of violence among FSWs in India by perpetrators of violence and programme exposure. METHODS Data were drawn from a cross-sectional study conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Despite ongoing recommendations to increase male engagement and gender-equity (GE) counseling in family planning (FP) services, few such programs have been implemented and rigorously evaluated. This study evaluates the impact of CHARM, a three-session GE+FP counseling intervention delivered by male health care providers to married men, alone(More)
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