Reproductive health

Reproductive health

Theoretical approaches to the study of reproductive mental health: a focus on intersectionality: Overview

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English
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Reproductive and Sexual Mental Health research team of the Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A brief synposis of a literature review describing the current state of research and resources addressing reproductive mental health among marginalized women. Examines theoretical perspectives behind the research. Encompasses a total of 415 sources from both academic literature and reseach reports (grey literature). Taken together, these sources indicate a number of critical gaps in the literature addressing reproductive mental health, specifically with regards to marginalized groups of women.

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Includes bibliographical references

POWER study: reproductive & gynaecological health

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English
Translated Title: 
L’étude POWER : la santé reproductive et gynécologique (sommaire)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sheila Dunn
Michelle Wise
Lina Johnson
Geoffrey Anderson
Lorraine E. Ferris
Naira Yeritsyan
Ruth Croxford
Longdi Fu
Naushaba Degani
Arlene S. Bierman
Edition: 
Volume 2, Chapter 10
Publisher: 
Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides critical information on patterns of disparities in care for women in Ontario that can be used to target improvement interventions. Care provided for reproductive and gynaecological health issues is deeply imbedded in social and cultural norms and may vary over time, socioeconomic status, across cultures and regionally. Because of the central role that pregnancy and childbirth plays in the lives of many women a substantial proportion of this chapter deals with indicators related to prenatal care, the processes and consequences of childbirth and postpartum care and outcomes. The remaining sections of the chapter report on abortion, hysterectomy for benign conditions and sexually transmitted infection rates.

The POWER Study is producing a Women's Health Report to serve as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among Ontario women.

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ISBN: 978-0-9733871-1-7
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Includes bibliographical references.

Women and Health

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2010
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Part of a series of United Nations online discussions dedicated to the fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000),

Assisted Human Reproduction: Getting a clearer picture

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Fédération du Québec pour la planning des naissances
Translation into English made possible by the Canadian Women's Health Network
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The goal of this brochure is to raise collective awareness of the issues involved with assisted reproductive technologies in terms of health, certainly, but also in terms of social, economic and ethical issues.

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ISBN 9782980239397

World Health Organization Reproductive Health Library

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Spanish
Chinese
Arabic
Russian
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Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Advocacy

The WHO Reproductive Health Library (RHL) is an electronic review journal published by the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. RHL takes the best available evidence on sexual and reproductive health from Cochrane systematic reviews and presents it as practical actions for clinicians (and policy-makers) to improve health outcomes, especially in developing countries.

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A summary of the "so what?" report: a look at whether integrating a gender focus into programmes makes a difference to outcomes

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Author: 
Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
July 2005
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

This summary of the full 'So what' report of 2004 provides policy-makers and programme mangers with four recommendations as to how to integrate gender concerns into reproductive health programmes. It highlights interventions that have had a positive impact on reproductive health outcomes, whether by exploiting, accommodating or transforming gender inequities, in four categories: maternal morbidity and mortality, unintended pregnancy, STIs/HIV/AIDS and quality of care.

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Got a cervix? get a pap: campaign encourages lesbian, bisexual and trans people to get tested

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jane Shulman
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Vol.12 No.2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Lesbian and bisexual women and trans people are less likely to get pap tests according to Statistics Canada.  A working group called the Queer Women's Health Initiative was formed and the Check it Out campaign was created to encourage queer people to access pap tests.

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ISSN 14800039

Quick reference guide to family planning research

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English
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Family Health International
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Family Health International
Publication Date: 
2010

The Quick Reference Guide, a snapshot of the most-up-to-date findings on a range of family planning topics, is part of FHI's efforts to incorporate research and programmatic findings more widely into policies and programs in order to improve family planning and reproductive health services.

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Please write to quickreferenceguide@fhi.org with any questions.

IUD (Intrauterine Device) toolkit

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English
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Online
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USAID
Publication Date: 
2007

An online resource providing comprehensive and evidence-based information about intrauterine devices (IUDs) to help improve access to and quality of services. Resource is for policy makers, program managers, providers, and others interested in adding or improving existing IUD services in their family planning programs.

United States Agency for International Development: Maximizing Access and Quality Initiative (MAQ)

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Governmental Body
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Initiative to identify and address barriers to client access and to work to improve family planning service delivery standards and quality. Assistance is provided to such areas as provider training, service management and supervision, client education, and increasing the choice of available contraceptive methods. MAQ also works to distill and disseminate lessons learned and to identify future critical issues that could impact quality care.

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info@iudtoolkit.org.
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Alberta
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