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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-2

Nov. 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"While the prevalence of women using modern contraceptives in LDCs rose from 15% in 1994 to almost 34% in 2015, it lags well behind the global average of 64%" (para 9). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia ...more
Oct. 11, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Family planning services are sparse to non-existent throughout the country, and only 6 per cent of women have access to modern contraceptive methods, preventing most women from controling the timing and spacing of their children" (para 9).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In spite of a 2012 national policy on reproductive health and social education, girls and women struggle to access information about contraception and family planning services" (para 22).
Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"According to the ban on fetus sex tests and sex-selective abortions released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission in May 2016, any organizations or individuals involved in either of these practices would be punished"(para 19). The existence of a National Health and Family Planning Commission may indicate access or at least acceptance of contraceptive use (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Police have the right to arrest someone for waving at men, being seen in an area known for prostitution, or, until recently, carrying condoms"(para 3)
Sept. 19, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The 31-year-old opted to be sterilized in November, as soon as she gave birth to her second daughter. 'It’s so difficult to find contraceptive methods and the [baby’s] basic needs are hard to fill,' she explained"(para 6)."The shortage of traditional contraceptive methods like condoms has also fueled the rise in sterilization.Damarys Ramos, a gynecologist who works in Caracas, said Venezuelans often are limited to whatever contraception is available in stores or markets at the moment. More often than not, birth control can be found only on the black market — and at very high prices. Venezuelan women are hashtagging 'contraceptive method' on Instagram to find the illegal sellers and buy ...more
Sept. 8, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Of the 40 lakh [4,000,000] sterilisation procedures done in 2014-15, vasectomies accounted for minuscule 1.9 per cent" (para 3). "With an annual target of 2,500 vasectomies this year — the district’s count stands at 5. Last year’s numbers only seem marginally better with 37 men undergoing the procedure" (para 4). "Experts maintain that the gap between vasectomy targets and achievements remain unchanged over the years even as country’s fertility and birth rates continue to fall, driven mainly by female sterilisation" (para 9). "Despite aggressive promotional campaigns over the last decade, only a small proportion of couples use State-distributed condoms (0.5 per cent in 7,786 Telangana households surveyed in 2015), oral ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“During our research, we heard from girls with mental and intellectual disabilities whose parents had injected them with contraceptive implants in case men raped them” (para 12).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Early sexual activity, when combined with lack of sexual education or reproductive health services, leads to unwanted teenage pregnancies. 14% of girls in the study had had one or two pregnancies between the ages of 14 and 17. Many girls who had become pregnant had felt the social and family pressure to marry. Once married, girls are likely to become pregnant again due to the lack of family planning services" (para 8-9).
Aug. 9, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The increase in the number of married girls and women who are becoming mothers in childhood comes up as the Iranian parliament, the Majlis, debates a bill designed to curb the access of women to contraceptives and sexual health education with the aim of encouraging population growth. These limitations, the majority of which had been implemented before any decision by the Majlis, expose even more girls to early pregnancies and put their health and the health of their children in danger." (para 3).
July 19, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In 2016, the Mozambican government and non-governmental organisations launched a national plan to end child marriage. The strategy aims, among other things, to promote girls' access to education, family planning and support for married girls" (para 7).
July 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to Table 1 the Peru contraceptives prevalence rate is 52. Units are not stated (1)
June 12, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The answer includes ensuring that schools provide the information adolescents need about sex, and that the health system offers reliable access to contraception and other health services for unmarried young people" (para 19).
June 5, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Without telling her husband, she attempted to have an abortion, a common recourse for girls who are forced to marry young and never learn about family planning. The procedure led to extensive blood loss, and Niruta feared for her life. 'I had pain all over my stomach,' Niruta explained. 'I cried, saying, ‘I am about to die!’' The fetus remained unharmed, and six months later, she realized that she was still pregnant. She delivered a baby girl just weeks before the earthquake" (para 6-7).
May 31, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"While the pill is the most popular method of family planning in the UK, with a prevalence of 28%, male sterilisation is the method of choice for more than 20% of couples" (p 15)
May 31, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ABO-DATA-1

"An estimated 15% of people who don’t wish to conceive do not use contraception, and almost one in three women will have an abortion" (p 29)
May 31, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Brazil is the world’s largest Catholic country, but almost 80% of people use modern contraceptives. The right to family planning is enshrined in the constitution. People from poorer regions are less likely to access services" (p 20)
May 31, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 66% in Zimbabwe which was a 47.6% increase since 1970 (graph 1) (1)
May 31, 2017, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 51.2% in Zambia which was a 47.5% increase since 1970 (graph 1) (1)
May 31, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 37.6% in Yemen which was a 36.4% increase since 1970 (graph 2) (1)
May 31, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 76.8% in Vietnam which was a 59.6% increase since 1970 (graph 2) (1)
May 31, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 70% in Venezuela which was a 25% increase since 1970 (graph 4) (1)
May 31, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 47.2% in Vanuatu which was a 25.8% increase since 1970 (graph 5) (1)
May 31, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 67.2% in Uzbekistan which was a 31.9% increase since 1970 (graph 2) (1)
May 31, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 77% in Uruguay which was a 9.7% increase since 1970 (graph 4) (1)
May 31, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 75.1% in United States which was a 11% increase since 1970 (graph 6) (1)
May 31, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 81.3% in United Kingdom which was a 6.9% increase since 1970 (graph 3) (1)
May 31, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 48.1% in United Arab Emirates which was a 36% increase since 1970 (graph 2) (1)
May 31, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 66.5% in Ukraine which was a 2.7% increase since 1970 (graph 3) (1)
May 31, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

In 2015, contraceptive use for women aged between 15 and 49 who are married or living with a partner using contraception was 29.9% in Uganda which was a 28.3% increase since 1970 (graph 1) (1)