News on Sexual & reproductive health

16 November 2017
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Women and girls are waiting for a fistula repair at Maiduguri’s State Specialist Hospital © Anne Wittenberg/UNFPA
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – “One week after I delivered my second child, I realized that there was an issue,” Aisha told UNFPA from her hospital bed in Maiduguri, in north-east Nigeria. She had developed an obstetric fistula,... Read more
8 November 2017
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Romam Pchuek reaches out to pregnant women in Ratanakiri, encouraging them to seek appropriate care. © UNFPA/ Matthew Taylor
RATANAKIRI, Cambodia – In the remote farming village of Sakreang, in Cambodia’s far north-east, Romam Pcheuk visits pregnant women in their homes. “I keep my eye on the girls who are pale, and those that get pregnant... Read more
7 November 2017
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L’UNFPA travaille avec des groupes de jeunes pour leur fournir des services et de l’information en matière de santé sexuelle et reproductive. Ici, un dépistage du VIH financé par l’UNFPA à Moroni. © UNFPA Comores
MORONI, Comores –Sara* avait 17 ans quand elle a découvert qu’elle était enceinte. Elle vivait dans un village rural des Comores et a mené sa grossesse à terme dans le plus grand secret, jusqu’à son accouchement dans... Read more
2 November 2017
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Anya Shevko with her daughter Nastya. The family struggled to obtain wheelchair-accessible reproductive health services. Photographed by Denis Zelenko for Imena  Magazine
MOZYR, Belarus – When Anya Shevko, 29, became pregnant, she had to weigh herself at a recycling centre because the local maternity clinic did not have suitable scales. Even visiting the clinic was difficult because Anya... Read more
27 October 2017
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Mothers share their stories with a UNFPA staff at Ulakan Camp. © UNFPA Indonesia/Nun Sol Jang
ULAKAN CAMP, Indonesia – Escalating volcanic activity at Mount Agung in Bali prompted Indonesian authorities to issue an SOS alert, the highest-level warning, on 22 September. By 6 October, over 139,000 people had been... Read more
23 October 2017
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Natalia dropped out of school after becoming pregnant. © UNFPA/Ruth Carr
ALIEU, Timor-Leste – “I knew a little bit about how a baby is made, but not too much,” said Natalia, 19, in Alieu, the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste. Her 1-year-old daughter, Afeena, was sleeping nearby. “I had no... Read more
19 October 2017
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Child marriage rates are rising in Jordan, according to a recent report. © UNFPA Jordan/ Elspeth Dehnert
Amman, JORDAN – On most weekday afternoons, you can find 22-year-old Hiba* working at a salon in Amman. She has a long list of loyal customers and a steady income. But what few of her clients know is that she was once a... Read more
16 October 2017
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Partout dans le monde, les inégalités maintiennent certains dans un cycle de pauvreté et de marginalisation. © Andrea Bruce / Noor
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Des inégalités profondes menacent les économies, les communautés et les nations, selon le rapport phare de l'UNFPA, État de la population mondiale 2017, publié aujourd'hui. Pourtant, ces... Read more
12 October 2017
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Priyanka Singh (second from right) and her friends discuss their advocacy against child marriage with UNFPA District Officer Bhav Nath Jha. © UNFPA NepalSC
RAUTAHAT, Nepal – Flooding in southern Nepal this August affected over a million people, displacing tens of thousands. The destruction was widespread in Rautahat District, where 20-year-old Priyanka Singh lives. Despite... Read more
11 October 2017
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A quoi ressemble l’inégalité des genres ? Ces cinq jeunes filles peuvent vous le dire. Illustration de Bodil Jane pour l’UNFPA
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Malgré des années d’efforts et de progrès, l’égalité totale entre les genres n’a pas encore été atteinte. Aucun pays dans le monde n’échappe à la violence ou aux discriminations basées sur le... Read more

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