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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-2

Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"According to the UN Population Fund, 39 percent of girls and women ages 15 to 49 used a modern method of contraception" (para 57).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-1, ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"Some prostitutes and domestic workers practiced infanticide, mainly due to lack of access to and knowledge about contraception. Authorities prosecuted at least two infanticide cases during the year" (page 24).
Feb. 7, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. Some women in rural areas faced social pressure on their reproductive choices due to long-held conservative values" (Pg 28).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The NGO continued research in the remaining six districts of Lesotho. Social and cultural barriers, but no legal prohibitions, limited access to contraception and related services. Regardless of the patient’s background, government hospitals and clinics provided equitable access to sexual and reproductive health services. These services included skilled health attendance during pregnancy and childbirth; emergency health care, including services for the management of complications arising from abortion; prenatal care; and essential obstetric and postpartum care. There was access to modern contraception for a minimal fee; male and female condoms were freely available. Many international and local NGOs worked in partnership with the government to provide such services. The 2014 Lesotho...more
Feb. 6, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"By law couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. National health regulations require that family planning counseling and services be readily available through a range of health-care professionals, including not only obstetricians and gynecologists but also family doctors, paramedics, and nurse midwives. At the level of primary health care, regulations require that women who request contraceptives receive them regardless of ability to pay" (Pg 25).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"No laws restrict couples and individuals from deciding the number, spacing, and timing of their children or managing their reproductive health, and individuals have the right to seek and acquire information on reproductive health. Information and assistance on family planning was difficult to obtain, however, particularly in rural areas, where there were few health clinics. The government included family planning counseling and services as key components of its new 10-year national health and social welfare plan. A 2013 demographic and health report indicated modern contraceptive use stood at 20 percent nationwide, although some rural counties had rates closer to 10 percent. A 2011 government-led survey found that approximately two-thirds of...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"London Summit on Family Planning… resulted in a new goal of supporting an additional 120 million adolescent girls to use voluntary family planning by 2020. Between March 2011 and March 2015, UKaid: Enabled 9.9 million additional women to use modern methods of family planning" (29).
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes with concern: (c) Barriers to access to modern forms of contraception, including emergency contraception, for women and adolescent girls, in particular in rural and remote areas; (d) Reports of obstetric violence against women in connection with childbirth services, in particular affecting indigenous women who are obliged to follow protocols incompatible with their cultural background;" (10).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes efforts to reduce the maternal mortality rate, but is concerned that women have limited access to sexual and reproductive health in the State party. It is also concerned about: (…) b) The prohibition of the promotion, use, sale and purchase of emergency contraception, any policy or programme related thereto and the free or paid distribution and commercialization of emergency contraception, including when pregnancy results from rape or incest, and that the Supreme Court declared the constitutionality of this prohibition in 2012; c) The lack of studies to evaluate the impact of the criminalization of abortion and the prohibition of the prescription, sale and use of emergency contraception,...more
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In Colombia, Profamilia has been working on matters of education and guarantee of sexual and reproductive rights for over 53 years, likewise, they give access to methods of contraception for mwn and women accross the country" (4). "It is worth reminding that both men and women have the right to decided whether or not they want kids, how many they want and when to have them. Thus, the use of contraceptions is a right. In Profamilia, through their Integral Program of Family Planning, people are able to find all the contraception options, so they can choose the one that suits them better [...] Given this, the organization offers especialized services...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Both men and women have access to knowledge on modern contraception methods and are most familiar with traditional contraception methods. 50 per cent of married women in Lao PDR use contraception methods, the contraceptive pills being the most popular. In addition, 42 per cent of married women use modern family planning. On average 1 in 5 married women needs birth control, mostly for limiting the number of children or birth spacing" (Pg 32). "The implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action +20 is challenging. Women still face difficulties exiting poverty and accessing information on sexual and reproductive health for single women and youth. This is particularly challenging in...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“Clark-Hattingh [UNICEF’s special representative to Brunei] stressed that marriage was not a solution to social issues such as teen pregnancy, and that access to ‘age-appropriate information’ on reproductive health could prevent girls becoming pregnant when they are not ready to be mothers. ‘Given poverty and teen pregnancy, we need to address the root causes and not see marriage as the solution. It really is an infringement of the child’s rights, it stops the opportunity to go to school and it isolates the child. And if you look at the statistics, those marriages don’t last’” (para 4-5).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Women had free access to contraception" (page 17).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Women’s rights NGOs criticized the government for unofficial bans on or interference in the distribution of birth control pills" (page 58).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Information about and longterm access to contraception for the majority of rural women is not easily attainable" (page 14). "Women do not have access to family planning information and reproductive health issues are not taught in school, contrary to Government claims to the Committee. In a 2015 survey by Adolescent Reproductive Health Zone, 90% of adolescents reported a lack of familiarity with reproductive health and were unaware of how to get information about it. The limited information on reproductive health issues available is not in local languages. Women therefore often rely on untrained local practitioners for illegal abortions because they have no access to reproductive information to prevent unwanted pregnancies...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes that the State party has been implementing the campaign "Un condón es más confiable que el destino", which promotes condom use in order to prevent teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. However, it is concerned at reports indicating that adolescents have limited access to quality sexual and reproductive health and education information and that the levels of teenage pregnancies have been increasing in the country" (9). "Ensure the proper implementation of the Mexican Official Standard NOM-046-SSA2-2005, particularly access of women victims of rape to emergency contraception, abortion and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS" (10). "It notes as well the creation of Indigenous Women’s Centres (CAMI)...more
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children, manage their reproductive health, and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. The government generally respected reproductive rights, but poor, marginalized, and illiterate communities often had limited access to information" (para 119)
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"It is also concerned about the limited availability of modern contraceptive methods and the fact that information and counselling on family planning is not systematically available to unmarried people throughout the State party" (11).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Reproductive Rights: Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of having children; to manage their reproductive health; and to have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. Social and religious pressure on women in Haredi communities often led them to seek approval from a rabbi to use contraception" (para 152)
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"A woman lies on her back, a one-year-old straddling her. One hand is over her eyes, the other held out. A nurse gently inserts a small white strip of contraceptive implant into her upper arm while her baby plays on her" (para 1). "'I have four children so this does not hurt,' says Monica, the women who is getting the implant. 'I have no husband.' Eve Uwamahoro, the nurse, is pleased. 'She will go out and tell the others that,1 she says" (para 2-3). "Another nurse opens her 'choice kit', showing different methods of contraception. The women scrabble to get into a van bearing the slogan: 'Parenting with Joy'" (para...more
Oct. 27, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Contraceptive use rose from 11 per cent of in 2011 to 25 per cent in 2015" (para 29).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Social and cultural pressures to have large families reportedly led some husbands to ask health workers to terminate the use of contraceptives by their spouses. This reportedly led women to be discreet in the use of contraception. According to a 2014 study funded by the government and a foreign entity, however, the percentage of girls and women between ages 15 and 49 who used modern contraception increased from 12 percent in 2010 to 20 percent in 2014" (page 16).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The law recognizes the basic right of married couples to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of their children. Couples are entitled to reproductive healthcare, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. While government healthcare used to include full free access to contraception and family planning for married couples, the budget has been reduced to zero in recent years. According to the UN secretary-general’s August report, the government’s budget allocated to the family and population program remained zero in the 2014-15 budget" (para 153)
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

Table on page xix, 'Indicators for following-up with the millennium development goals disaggregated by gender,' indicates that the percentage of women who had unmet family planning needs was 21.5% in Moroni, 25.7% in other cities, 24.3% in all urban areas, 35.8% in rural areas, and 32% overall (page xix). "Table 7.1 indicates that nearly all women (96%) and men (99%), whether married or non, declared awareness of at least one contraceptive method. We remark that the level of awareness of modern methods is higher than that of traditional methods (96% versus 80%), whether for married women (99% versus 88%) or unmarried women (100% versus 94%). . . . The data...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Nonetheless, according to a study published by an international NGO in 2012, on average, 30 percent of women surveyed over a four-year period who wanted no more children subsequently gave birth. The study found that a number of factors influenced this statistic, including the use of short-term rather than long-term contraceptive methods. Although the government encouraged the use of family planning by subsidizing and providing access to contraception throughout the country, the cost of contraception was still prohibitive for a large portion of the population and poor medical infrastructure often limited availability. According to a 2013 survey by the Ministry of Health, 59.3 percent of married women used modern contraceptives....more
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia, South Africa
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 77.9 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 45.4 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 65.6 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 75.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 74.2 (latest available data for 2007-2017).