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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-2

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).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
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 27.8 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Rwanda
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 65.9 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
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 38.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
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 68.3 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
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 40.6 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
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 68.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Peru
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 66.1 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
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 80.9 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
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 5.6 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
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 60.4 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
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 85.2 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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 80.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
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 70.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).