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June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"A plan of action on the sexual and reproductive health of mothers, newborns, children and adolescents has been approved within the framework of the national health strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan for the period 2016–2020" (25). "The procedure for providing medical counselling on reproductive health to minors, including members of at-risk groups, was approved under a Government decision of 28 November 2015. On the basis of reproductive health centres, 21 medical counselling units, where medical and psychological assistance is provided to young people from at risk groups, have been established and are in operation" (25).
June 23, 2020, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

However, the Committee notes with concern: (b) The limited contraceptive coverage under the health insurance scheme; (c) The long waiting periods for health appointments, in particular with respect to sexual and reproductive health services, especially for women in rural areas" (10).
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The MoH founded a Working Group which prepared the Draft National Programme for Preservation and Improvement of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the R Serbia, the adoption of which by the Government is planned by the end of 2017 under the work plans of the MoH and the Government. Inclusion of abortion expenses in the health insurance system requires a multi-sectoral approach, primarily participation of the Republic Health Insurance Fund" (36).
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 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Knowledge of contraceptive methods is widespread in Papua New Guinea, with 88% of currently married women and 92% of currently married men age 15-49 knowing at least one method of contraception. The methods most widely known among currently married women are injectables (78%), male condoms (76%), the pill (75%), and implants (72%). Among men, the most widely known method by far is the male condom (86%). Men are more likely to know about traditional methods than women (72% and 67%, respectively). On average, women know 6.4 contraceptive methods and men know 6.0 methods (Table 7.1)" (104). "Sexually active unmarried women and men are slightly more likely to have heard of...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Knowledge of contraceptive methods is almost universal in India, with 99 percent of currently married women and men age 15-49 knowing at least one method of contraception. Forty-two percent of currently married women and 48 percent of currently married men know about emergency contraception. Only one in seven currently married women and one in eight currently married men know about the lactational amenorrhoea method (LAM)" (111). "Female sterilization remains the most popular modern contraceptive method. Among currently married women age 15-49, 36 percent use female sterilization, followed by male condoms (6%) and pills (4%). Six percent use a traditional method, mostly the rhythm method. Among sexually active unmarried women, female...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"That law contained the following provisions: (a) it amended article 25 of the law taxing alcoholic beverages to read that 'of the tax collected, at least 15 per cent shall be allocated to MSPAS programmes dealing with sexual and reproductive health, family planning and alcoholism, and of that percentage, 30 per cent shall be allocated to the purchase of contraceptive inputs, pursuant to article 19 of Decree No. 87-2005' " (11-12). "The Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPAS) prioritizes all women’s access to high-quality, warm and culturally sensitive health care, providing maternity care for pregnant women of diverse ethnic origin, age and geographic locations. To that end, it...more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Knowledge of modern contraceptive methods is higher among sexually active unmarried women (98%) than currently married women (94%), with the former knowing about 9 methods on average and the latter knowing about 7 methods. The most commonly known modern methods among currently married women are injectables (88%) and pills (87%), followed by implants (78%), male condoms (77%), and lactational amenorrhoea (58%). Seventy-two percent of currently married women are aware of a traditional method of contraception" (130). "The most commonly used modern methods of contraception among currently married women are injectables and implants (3% each), while the most common modern method used by sexually active unmarried women is the male condom...more
May 15, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the legislative measures taken by the State party to facilitate access to contraception and abortion, including full insurance coverage, free contraception for adolescents and urgent contraception prescribed by school nurses" (14).
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Overall, 52% of currently married women use a method of family planning. The most commonly used method is the IUD (21%), followed by withdrawal (13%), the pill (8%), and the male condom (5%)" (pg 103). "Knowledge of contraceptive methods is almost universal in Jordan, with virtually all (99.5%) ever-married women and 97% of all men knowing at least one method of contraception. On average, women have heard of eight methods and men have heard of five methods" (pg 103). "The most commonly known method among women is the intrauterine device (IUD) (98%), followed by the pill (96%) and withdrawal (94%). Among men, the most commonly known methods are the IUD...more
April 30, 2020, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Thirty female lawyers nationwide have written a letter to authorities demanding that they remove stipulations under the family planning policy that violate women's rights and interests" (para 1). "The lawyers are hoping that authorities will establish a supervision mechanism to regulate the behavior of family planning officials and an accountability mechanism to avoid a repeat of the tragedy that happened to Feng" (para 5).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Pakistan pledged to enhance its contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) to 50% to contribute towards Family Planning 2020 commitments (Jones 2016). This means reaching out and ensuring an additional 4.2 million women become users of family planning methods by 2022" (113). "Use of a modern contraceptive method is substantially higher among currently married women with three or more living children relative to women with fewer than three children. Modern contraceptive use among currently married women increases according to wealth quintile, from 17% for women in the lowest quintile to 30% for those in the highest quintile. Current use of modern contraception by currently married women is quite low in FATA and...more
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Modern contraceptive methods consist of female sterilization, male sterilization, intrauterine device (IUD), pill, implants, injectable, male condom, disphragm, lactational amenorrhea method (LAM), and emergency contraception. Traditional contraceptive methods include rhythm, withdrawal, and other traditional methods" (89). "Knowledge of contraceptive methods is nearly universal in Indonesia. Almost all women, currently married women age 15-49, and currently married men age 15-54 have heard of at least one modern method. Currently married women know an average of eight modern contraceptive methods, and currently married men know six methods. Four percent of women and currently married women and 5% of currently married men have heard of all modern methods. Pills and injectables are popular...more
April 4, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Access to modern forms of contraception remains insufficient, as they are provided at a limited number of health facilities" (11).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Knowledge of contraceptive methods is almost universal in the Maldives, with 98% of currently married women and 99% of currently married men age 15-49 knowing at least one method of contraception. The most widely known method for currently married women and men is the male condom, followed by the pill and female sterilisation. Emergency contraception is the least commonly known contraceptive method. On average, currently married women know nine contraceptive methods and currently married men know eight methods" (89-90). "Currently married women and men are slightly more likely to have heard of contraceptive methods than all respondents or sexually active unmarried respondents. For example, currently married women know an average...more
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The 2001 South African National Contraception Policy Guidelines focused on clients’ right to choose amethod and placed emphasis on quality of care. These guidelines were updated in 2012 as the National Contraception and Fertility Planning Policy and Service Delivery Guidelines and the National Contraceptive Clinical Guidelines (NDoH 2013a). The updated guidelines highlight the fact that a range of contraceptive methods should be offered in a comprehensive, integrated manner with other relevant sexual and reproductive health services in the public sector and that contraceptive clients should have access to “accurate, unbiased information about all available methods in order to make an informed choice.” Methods available in the public health sector at...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"25% of currently married women has an unmet need for family planning, 26% have met need for family planning, and 49% have no need for family planning" (pg 97). "51% of the demand for family planning is satisfied, and 47% of the demand for family planning is satisfied with modern methods (Figure 7.5 and Table 7.12.1)" (pg 97). "Levels of unmet need have declined since the 2009-10 TLDHS. Among currently married women, unmet need has decreased from 32% in 2009-10 to 25% in 2016 as met need has increased slightly from 22% to 26%. The total demand for family planning has also decreased slightly from 54% in 2009-10 to 51%...more
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In all departments, there are health centres and community health structures that make available contraceptive products and services for sexual and reproductive health. But totally free services and products are not always available, and there is no guarantee of national coverage" (18).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Reproductive health services for women have been further strengthened. The state guarantees that women enjoy good reproductive health services throughout the life cycle, such as conducting general surveillance and treatment of gynecological diseases, and providing adolescent and old-age healthcare. It has implemented the policy of free technical services for family planning, promoted informed choice of contraceptive methods and reduced unintentional pregnancies. It has kept investigating and preventing fetal sex identification for non-medical needs and sex-selective pregnancy termination. It has provided health education, vaccination, maternal health care and other basic public health services for women in the floating population, and has launched pilot programs to ensure equal access to family planning...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Sixty-seven percent of currently married women report current use of a family planning method, and 66 percent use a modern method. The most popular contraceptive method is the pill, currently used by 41 percent of currently married women" (109).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The public and private health sectors are equally popular as sources of modern contraception in Afghanistan. Most users get pills and condoms from the private medical sector (mainly pharmacies), while the public sector is more often the source for female sterilization, IUDs, and injectables" (103).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the introduction of a separate budget line for the free distribution of modern contraceptives and the modernization of medical centres and rural health-care centres, as well as the creation of new medical centres. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern: (a) The low percentage of the State party’s budget allocated to health care, including sexual and reproductive health services; (b) Women’s limited access to basic health-care services and sexual and reproductive health services, including modern contraceptives, and to the treatment of cancer of reproductive organs, in particular for rural women, women with disabilities, women from ethnic minorities and adolescent girls; (c) The use of abortion, including unsafe abortion,...more
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned: (a) That the adoption of a comprehensive programme on sexual and reproductive health and rights has long been pending, even though rates of teenage pregnancy and infant mortality are high and the incidence of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, is increasing; (b) That the costs of modern forms of contraception for the purpose of preventing unintended pregnancies and abortion on request are not covered by public health insurance" (9).
July 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Sex education in public schools is based on abstinence until marriage, with limited information provided about sexual and reproductive health and rights, including the use of contraception and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases" (7).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"MoEYS launched a life skill curriculum for primary school (Grades 5–6), lower secondary school (Grades 7–8), upper secondary school (Grades 10–11), and for youth out of school. The curriculums for each level include: basic reproductive, sexual and health education, including HIV/AIDS, hygiene and gender concepts (Grades 5–6); gender roles, sexuality and gender expression (Grades 7–8); human rights, gender equality, gender roles, sexual harassment and gender-based violence (Grades 10–11)" (23). "Family planning counseling and increasing the use of modern contraceptive remains a priority in the Fast Track Initiative Roadmap for reducing maternal mortality" (27). "The NSDP commits the government to four health priorities: 1) Improving sexual, reproductive, women’s and children’s health,...more
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about the lack of access to modern contraception for adolescent girls and unmarried women, as well as the lack of information on sexual and reproductive health and rights" (10).
July 9, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Zambia

"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. A lack of access to information and services remained a problem, however. Many women lacked access to contraception and skilled attendance during childbirth, including essential prenatal, obstetric, and postpartum care. The 2013-14 Zambia Health and Demographic Survey (ZDHS) indicated significant improvements in these areas: 45 percent of women ages 15-49 accessed modern family planning methods in 2013-14, compared with 33 percent in 2007. The percentage of childbirths assisted by a skilled provider increased...more
July 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the improvement of procedures and manuals in the field of gynaecological and obstetric care and the training of professionals on methods of family planning, as well the adoption of a national health strategy covering the period 2014-2020. It is concerned, however at: (...) (b) High rates of teenage pregnancy, the absence of mandatory age-appropriate education on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the school curriculum and the lack of training of teachers in this field; (c) The refusal of health professionals and entire hospitals to perform medical abortions, thus causing women to seek unsafe and illegal abortions, the use of abortion as a means of contraception,...more
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The most commonly used modern methods of contraception among currently married women are injectables (19%) and implants (6%). Among sexually active unmarried women, injectables are also the most common method (21%), followed by male condoms (14%) (Figure 7.1)" (112).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Couples and individuals generally had the right to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of their children; to manage their reproductive health; and to have the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. There continued, however, to be periodic media reports that the government directed doctors to sterilize women without their informed consent, purportedly to control the birth rate and reduce infant and maternal mortality. Contacts in the human rights and health-care communities confirmed there was anecdotal evidence suggesting that sterilizations without informed consent occurred, although it was unclear whether the practice was widespread and whether senior government officials directed it. Contraception...more