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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-2

April 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Albania

"The Committee is concerned about the excessive use of abortion as a method of birth control in the State party, including sex-selective abortion" (Pg 9).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Burkina Faso has acceded to various regional and international initiatives and strategies that promote the health of mothers and children. Fulfilment of those commitments has included, in particular, specific measures for maternal and child health (birth-care and emergency obstetric or neonatal care (SONU) subsidization, free preventive care, reduction of the cost of contraceptives, and procurement of contraceptives under the State budget)" (14-15). "Subsidization of contraceptives (coverage: 69-97 per cent depending on the type of contraceptive)" (29). "Between 1998 and 2010, the proportion of women who know contraceptive methods increased considerably, although such women account for a clear minority of women of childbearing age. According to EDS 2003, the proportion of ...more
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The lack of comprehensive education on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including on responsible sexual behaviour, and of family planning services and at the high level of unmet contraception needs among women and girls" (Pg 10).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

" The Committee welcomes the adoption of a plan by the Ministry of Public Health in 2013 for the delivery of a comprehensive package of primary health-care services, the establishment of primary health-care centres throughout the State party and the progress achieved in reducing maternal mortality. The Committee is concerned, however, about the limited access of women and adolescent girls to sexual and reproductive health services in rural and remote areas in the State party. It is also concerned about the insufficient monitoring of private health-care providers, which are the majority providers of specialized health services for women. The Committee further notes with concern the high number of unsafe abortions ...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s significant achievements in reducing infant and maternal mortality, but is concerned about the limited freedom experienced by women in their family planning and their choices of birth methods" (page 9).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (see CEDAW/C/MDG/CO/5, para. 31) and calls upon the State party: . . . (c) To adopt measures to prevent teenage pregnancy and increase the access of women and girls to sexual and reproductive health services, affordable modern contraceptives and family planning services, including in rural areas" (page 11-12).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to enhance the provision of health services for women, including through the provision of ancestral medicine, but is concerned about...The lack of comprehensive education on sexual and reproductive health and rights and family planning services, and limited access to modern contraceptives, including emergency contraception" (10).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan

"The Committee welcomes the progress made by the State party in reducing the high number of abortions in the country, but is concerned at: (a) The stark increase in the use of sterilization as a method of contraception, owing to the unavailability and/or inaccessibility of non -irreversible methods of contraception, and allegations of forced sterilization" (8).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Training of family planning providers, especially in long-acting contraceptive methods (implants and IUDs), in order to expand the range of options" (22). "As for family planning, the available data point to increasing use of modern methods of contraception: from 4% in 1990 to 21.9% in 2011. That trend has to do above all with political commitment and support from partners, the absence of any contraceptive stock-outs since 2006, more intense communication regarding the need to change family planning behaviour and practices, the training given to providers on long-action (implant and IUD) contraceptive methods, and performance-based financing. Nevertheless, unsatisfied family planning needs – i.e. the percentage of women who would like ...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to improve the health status of women, but notes with concern: (a) The high rates of maternal mortality and child mortality; (b) The high number of adolescent pregnancies and the insufficient measures taken to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, including modern contraceptives; (c) The fact that abortion is criminalized except when the life or health of the pregnant woman is at risk, and the impact that that has on the high maternal mortality rate; (d) The disproportionately high HIV prevalence among women and the prevalence of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; (e) The fact that, in ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal

"The Committee welcomes the numerous measures taken by the State party to address maternal mortality and expand universal health coverage, but remains concerned about: (a) The persistently high rates of maternal mortality, the limited health infrastructure for pregnant women, the insufficient number of skilled personnel attending births and women’s limited access to essential obstetric care; (b) The lack of comprehensive education on sexual and reproductive health and rights and family planning services, and the limited access to modern contraceptives; (c) The criminalization of abortion (art. 305 of the Penal Code); the restrictive conditions under which abortion is available under the code of professional conduct (i.e. only in cases of threats ...more
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Government has ensured that nurses and midwives have prescribing authority for all types of hormonal contraception and copper IUDs. An extended right permitting nurses and midwives to prescribe any type of hormonal contraceptive method to women over 16 was adopted on 22 March 2015 with effect from 1 January 2016. This measure will make all types of contraception more easily available to women over 16" (33).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In 2015, the NOM-047-SSA-2015 was published to attend to the health of the age group from 10-19 years, training health personnel to provide orientation, counseling and contraceptive methods for the prevention of unplanned pregnancy" (page 24). "The Program for Family Planning and Contraception 2013-2018 focuses on (i) improving effective access to services and improving the quality of aid in family planning and contraception; (ii) attending to specific necessities for family planning and contraception for the population, particularly for groups in socially disadvantageous situations, and (iii) promoting active and elective paternity and the responsibility of the man in family planning and contraception. Since 2014, the SS has achieved a centralized market ...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The contraceptive prevalence rate in 2013 was 64.9 per cent (modern method — 55.4 per cent; traditional method — 9.5 per cent) and has been static over the past five years. The target rate is 72 per cent to achieve a total fertility rate of 2.1 which is regarded as the replacement level. Approximately 5 per cent increase in the use of any contraceptive method was observed from year 2007 to 2013" (22). "Family Planning (FP) was accepted as a part of the national health policy in 1965, and its service components were integrated into Maternal Child Health (MCH) services. The programme offers a wide range of modern contraceptive methods ...more
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In late 2014, hormonal contraceptives (implant, IUD and Mesigyna) were purchased for adolescent women in the framework of the Meso-American Project for the Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for implementation in two regions of Costa Rica (Brunca and Atlántica). As at May 2015, training is being provided to health personnel in those territories, to enable them to provide advisory services and information on the use of these contraceptives to adolescents in 2015. In relation to the use of contraceptive methods, according to the National Survey of Sexual and Reproductive Health (ENSSR-2010), 82.2 per cent of women between 15 and 49 years of age living ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"According to the KDHS 2009 the contraceptive prevalence rate is 46 per cent against the MDG target of 56 per cent in 2015" (31).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"A particular focus is the implementation of IEC activities directed towards changing the behaviour of young people and their parents, the availability of quality sexual and reproductive health services that are available to young people and adolescents and better suit their needs. Again, particular emphasis is placed on the availability of contraceptives (including condoms) that can be obtained at any time from trained youth group facilitators (peer training) to encourage young people to adopt responsible sexual behaviour and make use of health services for care and counselling" (pg 19).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"During several years UNFPA has supported Moldova in procuring and providing contraceptives to disadvantaged and risk group population, as well as support in creating the informational system of their evaluation and monitoring (SICON). the same time, within the compulsory health insurance, people in the groups of medical and socially conditioned risks groups receive health devices and contraceptives with prolongated effect" (Pg 36).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The limited access to modern contraceptives, especially in rural areas" (14).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about: … the increased cost of the new generation of contraceptives" (14).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"integrating reproductive health services, prenatal care and family planning into primary healthcare centres throughout Palestine and operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Health amounts to a form of positive discrimination in favour of women" (17). "[The Ministry of Health] has made sure that reproductive health services, prenatal care and family planning services are an integral part of the work of primary health care centres and has set up mother and child units in these centres" (51). "Contraceptives and other family planning methods are offered to women at a nominal charge. Family planning services are provided at 306 centres in Palestine, and a total of 82,115 visits were paid ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

" the light of the high number of early pregnancies and resulting unsafe abortions, the Committee is concerned about serious gaps in the implementation of Act No. 20.418 and women’s difficulties in access to and availability of contraceptives methods and family planning services" (8).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The government did not limit access to male contraception, and contraception for women was available without parental consent to those aged 16 and older" (8).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The limited access to modern contraceptives, especially in rural areas" (Pg 15).
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The publicly funded medical system provided access to contraceptive services and information, prenatal care, skilled attendance during childbirth, and essential obstetric and postpartum care. According to the UN Population Fund’s 2014 State of World Population Report, approximately 80 percent of women and girls from 15 to 49 years used modern contraception methods" (37).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee recommends that the State party: Ensure access to counselling and education of sexual and reproductive rights for adolescent girls and boys, conduct awareness-raising campaigns about modern contraceptive methods and increase access to safe and affordable contraceptives; Develop strategies at the local level, in partnership with teachers and civil society, aimed at promoting family planning and overcoming cultural barriers to the use of contraceptives" (13).
Jan. 19, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"But abortion rights advocates say the law does little to deter abortions in a culture where birth control is not widely embraced. Many women are not aware of contraception options like the birth control pill or IUD, and even a recent proposal by the Education Ministry for a new sex education curriculum recommended the withdrawal method as a primary way to avoid pregnancy" (para 34).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Overall, 52% of currently married women use a method of family planning, with 51% using a modern method and 1% using a traditional method. Among modern methods, injectables are most commonly used (28%), followed by the pill (14%), female sterilization (5%), and the IUD (3%). Overhalfofmodern contraceptive users (54%) receive their method from public sector sources—government hospitals, health centers, and clinics" (88). " Sixteen percent of currently married women have an unmet need for family planning: they want to space or limit births but are not currently using contraception" (88). "Three-quarters of the total demand for family planning is satisfied by modern methods (75%)" (88)." Knowledge about emergency contraception is ...more
Dec. 28, 2017, 4 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The clinic teaches basics on common diseases and reproductive health. Two nurses received Djamilatou in their tiny office, while a social worker distributed condoms in the waiting room" (para 8).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama

"Couples and individuals generally 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. Access to information on contraception and skilled attendance at delivery and in postpartum care were widely available except in provincial-level indigenous regions, where it was limited, according to the American Red Cross and the Ombudsman’s Office"(17)