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July 2, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to the CIA World Factbook 2020 estimates, the male/female sex ratio at birth in Pakistan is 1.05. The estimated male/female sex ratio for childhood (0-14) is 1.04.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 21 out of 7501 military and police contributions from Pakistan to the UN are women.
June 18, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Central African Rep, Colombia, Ecuador, Finland, Hungary, India, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-3

3.0
June 18, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Finland, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-2

2.0more
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Pakistani women largely seek abortions because they either don't know about contraception or cannot access reliable contraception--or they've stopped using contraception after suffering complications, Sathar says" (para 11). "That means women aren't advised about contraception or supplied contraceptives when they are most amenable: after childbirth, receiving postnatal care or immunizing their babies, says Sathar of the Population Council. She described it as one of the chief 'structural flaws of how we provide family planning'" (para 16). "She is illiterate and said she didn't know anything about sex or contraception early in her marriage" (para 19). "Health workers do reach out to women to provide information about family planning. Some 130,000...more
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"She says they told her she had to wait until she was 40--or get a permission slip from her husband. He refused: 'He says he can't sign this, it's a sin'" (para 30).
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"According to family planning researchers, abortion provisions in the country's penal code are vague. The procedure is 'legal only in very limited circumstances,' notes the Guttmacher Institute. The circumstances include a pregnancy that is dangerous to a woman's health--or if there is a 'need' for abortion, according to Zeba Sathar, the Pakistan director of Population Council, and Xaher Gul, a Karachi-based public health policy expert and lecturer who advises nonprofits. But what constitutes a 'need' is not defined, they say" (para 7).
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The issues with family planning are partly why Pakistan has one of the world's fastest population growth rates, says demography expert Mehtab Karim, vice chancellor at Malir University of Science and Technology in Pakistan" (para 17).
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Pakistan's high abortion and low contraception rates reflect a family planning policy in shambles, says Abdul Ghaffar Khan, director general of Pakistan's population program wing. His office is meant to set the national family planning agenda, but Khan described the situation as 'a bureaucratic mess.' Family planning used to be the job of the federal government, but approval for a national policy languished for years. In 2011, national authorities passed the matter to provincial governments. But at the provincial level, family planning is not part of the health ministry's portfolio. It is part of a different office and has long been neglected and underfunded, Khan says" (para 13-15). "But changes...more
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Mehnaz, whose last name is being shielded to protect her identity, is one of millions of Pakistani women who have abortions each year. The deeply conservative Muslim country is estimated to have one of the highest rates of abortion in the world, based on a 2012 study by the New York-based Population Council, a nonprofit that advocates family planning" (para 5). "What's more, hospitals generally refuse to perform an abortion because most doctors believe it is illegal, Sathar and Gul say. Even when doctors know abortion is allowed in certain circumstances, they cite their own cultural beliefs to not undertake abortions except in urgent cases--for example, if a woman walks...more
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, MARR-PRACTICE-8

"All this is too late for Mehnaz, who was married at 13 to her cousin in their tiny village" (para 19).
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"When at 19 Mehnaz became pregnant for the fifth time, she panicked. She already had four daughters, and her husband was threatening to throw her out if she had another. So she did what millions of Pakistani women do every year: She had an abortion" (para 1). "Like many of those women, her abortion was partly self-administered. 'I kept taking tablets--whatever I laid my hands on,' she says. 'I lifted heavy things'--like the furniture in her tiny living room. She drank brews of boiled dates--many Pakistanis believe the beverage triggers labor. Mehnaz says she felt 'a terrible pain in my stomach'. Her husband took her to a midwife, who told...more
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"So she did what millions of Pakistani women do every year: She had an abortion" (para 1). "Mehnaz, whose last name is being shielded to protect her identity, is one of millions of Pakistani women who have abortions each year. The deeply conservative Muslim country is estimated to have one of the highest rates of abortion in the world, based on a 2012 study by the New York-based Population Council, a nonprofit that advocates family planning. The rate that year was 50 abortions for every 1,000 women aged 15 to 44---roughly four times higher than in the US" (para 5). "According to her research, most of the women who seek...more
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"That means women aren't advised about contraception or supplied contraceptives when they are most amenable: after childbirth, receiving postnatal care or immunizing their babies, says Sathar of the Population Council" (para 16).
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"Only 30 percent of fertile-age women use modern contraceptives, according to a 2017 U.N. report" (para 11).
June 7, 2020, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women is 51.26% [36.39-62.75]
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

7.0
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

3.0
May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

1.0
May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

3.0
May 27, 2020, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Benin, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, D R Congo, Ecuador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Malawi, Malta, Mozambique, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1.0
May 27, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Cameroon, China, Congo, Pakistan
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

2.0
May 25, 2020, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

2016, age 10+, 12.4% all, 15.4% male, 9.5% female
May 25, 2020, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ACR-LAW-1

"In 2004, the Ministry of Health constituted the National Bioethics Committee (NBC) that plays the role of the major, official body to uphold the bioethical principles in all sectors of healthcare in Pakistan. In 2016, the NBC adopted the Ethical Guidelines for Collection, Usage, Storage, and Export of Human Biological Materials (HBM). In addition, in collaboration with the human organ transplant authority, the NBC adopted the Protocol/Guidelines for Stem Cell Research/Regulation in Pakistan (SCRRP). The main objectives of the Protocol/Guidelines adopted consisted of creating a framework for research and clinical applications of stem cells involving human subjects in strict accordance with the religious and social mores of the society. In...more
May 16, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were no reports of sexual violence by conflict actors in Pakistan during the period 1989-2009.
May 4, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MAAO-DATA-1

"The research objective is to assess the effect of socioeconomic status, BMI, physical activity and stress on the age of menarche of school girls of urban and peri-urban communities in Lahore... The estimated average age at menarche was 12.66±1.12 years collectively and 12.92±1.21 and 12.37±1.59 in girls of peri-urban and urban schools respectively"
April 27, 2020, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-3

Legal rights mean for Pakistan in 2014 is -0.259, standard deviation is 0.137, 2.5th percentile is -0.518, and 97.5th percentile is 0.021.
April 27, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-3

Legal rights mean for Pakistan in 2013 is -0.390, standard deviation is 0.305, 2.5th percentile is -0.986, and 97.5th percentile is 0.233.
April 27, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-3

Legal rights mean for Pakistan in 2012 is -0.524, standard deviation is 0.138, 2.5th percentile is -0.781, and 97.5th percentile is -0.247.
April 27, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-3

Legal rights mean for Pakistan in 2011 is -0.132, standard deviation is 0.333, 2.5th percentile is -0.780, and 97.5th percentile is 0.511.