Resources on Sexual & reproductive health

At the Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference held in Bangkok in December 2002, ministers and senior officials from 35 countries adopted a Plan of Action calling for stepped-up efforts and increased resources to provide reproductive health care, combat AIDS and protect adolescents against unwanted or too-early pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.

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Every minute, every day, a woman in the developing world dies from pregnancy-related complications. Most of these—some 529,000 deaths a year—can be prevented. The solution boils down to a single word: Access. Access to information. Access to contraception. Access to quality care before, during and after childbirth.

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The nine case studies presented in this brochure are drawn from a longer UNFPA report entitled, "Culture Matters: Working with Communities and Faith-based Organizations". It highlights the necessity of mainstreaming cultural analysis and sensitivity in development efforts addressing issues such as gender equality and equity, HIV/AIDS, female genital cutting, gender-based violence and reproductive health.

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This guidance is intended to alert a broad array of stakeholders -- in sexual and reproductive health, immunization, child and adolescent health, and cancer control programmes.

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This document analyzes concerns and improvements for of the implementation of the eight Millennium Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean by showing how they overlap with or may be augmented by the more comprehensive Programme of Action that emerged from the International Conference on Population and Development

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Every minute a mother goes missing. She perishes in childbirth or from complications of pregnancy. Her death is preventable. This tragedy adds up to 529,000 deaths each year, leaving a devastating void in families, communities, entire regions. The emotional, social and economic consequences affect every one of us.

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Based on the public health importance of cervical cancer and the opportunities and challenges presented by rapidly developing technologies, this guidance has been developed for UNFPA country offices and programme managers in the Ministry of Health who would wish to develop or update cervical cancer prevention and control programmes. It includes recommendations for governments and their development partners for strategic planning for cervical cancer prevention and control.

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This guide provides clear and concise information on the strengths and limitations of some of the most commonly used methodologies for making assessments in sexual and reproductive health.

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This document provides guidance and information to institutions, such as Ministries of Health and implementing partners, on the safe disposal of unusable contraceptives.

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This report present s the methodologies used to produce updated and improved global estimates of the resource requirements to achieve the objectives of the ICPD and MDGs, taking the estimates developed in 1994 as the departure point.

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