Resources on Sexual & reproductive health

The 2011 Worlds Aids Day Report published by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and World Health Organization (WHO) states that the number of people living with HIV was estimated at 34 million people at the end of 2010, up 17% from 2001.

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UNFPA recommends post-shipment testing only when there is evidence that condom integrity was compromised during transportation or for batches which are not part of a pre-shipment testing scheme.

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With close to 500 days remaining until the Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs’) deadline, the world has a pivotal moment to accelerate action and scale-up investment towards achieving MDGs 4 and 5(A&B). Acting now on what we know works, where we know to invest and how much, we can accelerate our achievements in 2015

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During the 1990s, a series of important United Nations conferences emphasized that the well-being of individuals, and respect for their human rights, should be central to all development strategies. Particular emphasis...

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For millions of young people around the world, the onset of adolescence brings not only changes to their bodies but also new vulnerabilities to human rights abuses, particularly in the arenas of sexuality, marriage and childbearing...

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Women everywhere face a risk in giving birth. Worldwide, about 15 per cent of all women suffer complications during childbirth that can become life threatening when not managed quickly and appropriately.

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Adolescence is a decisive age for girls around the world. What transpires during a girl’s teenage years shapes the direction of her life and that of her family.

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According to the World Health Organization, there are 500 million new sexually transmitted infection cases each year, of which 93 million are in Africa. Investments in women’s health during their childbearing years not only save women’s lives, but also produce ripple effects that benefit families, communities and nations.

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Basic and comprehensive care Basic emergency obstetric and newborn care is critical to reducing maternal and neonatal death. This care, which can be provided with skilled staff in health centres, large or small,...

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Reliable access to contraceptives and other commodities is a fundamental requirement for reproductive health. Yet millions of women in developing countries go without these essentials, leaving them vulnerable to unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, and the risks of childbirth without basic equipment or medical supplies.

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