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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-2

April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is, however, concerned that, notwithstanding the provision of free contraceptives, early pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among young women remain high" (9).
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"It remains concerned, however, about disparities in access to such services and to affordable contraceptives" (15).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Outside of Damascus, women reportedly had little to no regular access to contraception and maternal health services, such as skilled attendance during pregnancy and childbirth, prenatal care, or essential obstetric and postpartum care. Activists reported government detention centers did not afford medical care to women during pregnancy or birth" (para 191). "The lack of contraceptives caused many rape victims to face physical, social, and psychological consequences of both rape and any ensuing pregnancy" (para 192).
March 21, 2019, 3:11 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Since March 2014 only persons above the age of 40 or who already had three children could opt for sterilization for nonmedical reasons. The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) continued to criticize the provision on sterilization and advocated for the removal of any distinction between sterilization for medical reasons and for family planning purposes" (36).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In response to Recommendation 30(e), an internal panel on sexual and reproductive rights of persons with disabilities was formed, mandating different units of the Ministry of Health to frame actions to guarantee sexual and reproductive rights, particularly of women and girls. In 2017, in compliance with Constitutional Court judgment T 573/2016, a participatory process was launched with organizations of persons with disabilities and organizations working for the rights of this population, noting in particular the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Government of Colombia in 2016. To ensure informed decisions by persons with disabilities regarding sexual and reproductive rights, Resolution 1904/2017 was issued...more
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In order to raise public awareness on the importance of the family, family planning, prevention of early pregnancy and abortions, 87 youth health centres and 4,582 health units have been established at polyclinics and healthy lifestyle centres. Adolescents and youth are given counselling, as well as legal, medical and psychological assistance in areas of reproductive health: the development of informed and responsible sexual behaviour, the use of safe means of contraception, the prevention of unwanted pregnancies, enhancement of the level of sexual culture, and socio-legal knowledge in the area of prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS" (26). "Annual examinations and counselling are provided for women of childbearing age, and...more
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Access to information on modern contraception was widely available and, according to 2013 data from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 47.6 percent of women ages 15-49 used modern contraceptive methods" (12).
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Contraception was available at private health centers for those who could afford it" (page 18). "The AFCF stressed that . . . poor women or to those from traditionally lower castes, such as slaves and former slaves, . . . often lacked access to contraception, obstetric and postpartum care, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. The Mauritanian Association for the Health of Mothers and Children, which operated a center in Nouakchott for rape victims, provided emergency contraception to victims" (page 18-19).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Authorities permitted contraceptives such as birth-control pills and condoms, and they were locally available" (23).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Overall, 29% of currently married women use a method of family planning, with 27% using a modern method and 2% using a traditional method. The IUD is the most commonly used method (18%), followed by the male condom (4%). . . The government sector provides services for the large majority of modern method users (89%). . . Knowledge of contraceptive methods is widespread among women in Tajikistan. Almost all currently married women age 15-49 know at least one method of family planning (98%) (Table 7.1). On average, married women have heard of more than seven contraceptive methods. The intrauterine device (IUD) (96%) is the most widely known method, followed by...more
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"With regard to family education to make it understood that maternity is a social function and to ensure recognition of the common responsibility of men and women in the upbringing and development of their children, article 13 of Act No. 15/013 provides that ‘men and women are equal partners in health and reproduction. They shall agree on a family planning method that takes into account the health of them both’" (6).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Due to cultural attitudes, many married women opposed the use of family planning methods. According to the UN Population Fund, however, there was a 13 percent unmet need for women who wanted but did not have access to family planning" (18).
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).