News on Sexual & reproductive health

7 Juin 2018
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Menstrual health is a serious, but overlooked, issue among vulnerable women. Refugees in Louva, Angola, receive UNFPA-distributed dignity kits, which include sanitary napkins, soap, laundry detergent and other essential hygiene supplies. © UNFPA/Tiril Skarstein
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Shame, stigma and misinformation surrounding menstruation are contributing to serious human rights concerns for women and girls, emphasizes a new report commissioned by UNFPA.  The report, a... Read more
1 Juin 2018
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Fatima now works as a health mediator at a UNFPA-supported safe space, helping other women and girls. © UNFPA Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey – Tragedy had a way of finding Fatima*. She endured brutal domestic violence during two marriages in Syria. And when the war broke out, a bomb struck her home, injuring her and killing the eldest of her... Read more
30 Mai 2018
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Faith Kiraison, an advocate for girls' rights and health, teaches her peers about menstrual health management. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa/NAROK, Kenya – “I felt embarrassed to be a girl and felt like it was a punishment,” recalled 13-year-old Faith, describing her first period.  She was living in a boarding school in Narok... Read more
15 Mai 2018
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Des hommes font la queue pour s'inscrire à l'événement de vasectomie à Port-au-Prince. L'enthousiasme a largement dépassé les attentes. © Moïse Alex Docteur / VNU
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti - « A 55 ans j’ai quatre enfants. J'ai réalisé que je n'avais pas assez de ressources pour prendre soin de plus de personnes », a expliqué Lamour Denis, dans une clinique de santé reproductive à... Read more
23 Mai 2018
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Margret Rambiki lived with obstetric fistula for 13 years. Finally, her mother learned how she could get relief. © UNFPA Malawi/Henry Chimbali
MULANJE DISTRICT, Malawi – Margret Rambiki was just a teenager, married at 14, when she nearly died in childbirth. It was 2002 in the Mulanje District of southern Malawi. A child bride, Ms. Rambiki may have been... Read more
21 Mai 2018
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A medical team at Al Thawara Hospital successfully treated Shaima's obstetric fistula. © UNFPA Yemen
SANA’A, Yemen – Shaima, 20, has experienced more than her share of suffering. Displaced by conflict, she was married off at 14, then endured pregnancy after pregnancy before her body was ready. She developed devastating... Read more
17 Mai 2018
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Hannah Gumaro chose to receive a contraceptive implant at a UNFPA-supported family planning session. © UNFPA Philippines/Mario Villamor
ISABELA, Philippines – Joan Calamayan gathered with around 50 other young women at a bright green community centre in the Philippine village of Kalabaza. Many of the women had walked from far-flung villages to attend... Read more
27 Avril 2018
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Les premières pluies de mousson sont arrivées à Cox's Bazar, ravivant les craintes concernant la santé et la sécurité des réfugiés. Une réfugiée dans un camp boueux fin 2017. © UNFPA / Prince Naymuzzaman
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - Les premières pluies de mousson sont arrivées à Cox's Bazar, au Bangladesh, où des centaines de milliers de réfugiés Rohingya vivent dans de minces tentes de bambou et de bâche, annonçant le... Read more
11 Mai 2018
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Des femmes s'informent sur la planification familiale dans une clinique en Tunisie en 1987. Le droit de planifier sa famille a changé la donne pour les femmes. © Photo ONU / John Isaac
NATIONS UNIES, New York - Il y a cinquante ans, le 13 mai 1968, le monde a déclaré que la planification familiale était un droit fondamental. Tout au long de l'histoire de l'humanité, les efforts pour planifier, éviter... Read more
14 Mai 2018
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Um Qassem continued her work as a midwife, even as ISIL fighters took over the hospital. © UNFPA Iraq
AL-QAIM CITY, Iraq – Um Qassem was working as a midwife in Al-Qaim City, in Iraq’s Anbar Province, when the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh) swept into the country in mid-2014. Seemingly... Read more

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