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July 18, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Provision of health care services is the responsibility of local governments, and restrictions on the provision of birth control supplies at government-run health facilities in some localities reduced the availability of family planning resources for the poor, although modern forms of contraception were available on the market in most areas. During the year local NGOs also reported the government was not committed to providing education and information on modern methods of contraception...In April the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women published a report from a 2012 investigation that found the government accountable for tolerating the city of Manila’s Executive Orders (EO) 003 and 030. EO 003 discourages...more
July 18, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"There were no restrictions on the right to use contraceptives, but access was limited in rural areas. The Malawi National Statistical Office (NSO) estimated that 57.4 percent of married women of reproductive age used a modern method of contraception in 2014" (17).
July 17, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Healthcare clinics and local NGOs operated freely and disseminated information on family planning; however, only 15 percent of girls and women ages 15-49 used modern contraception, according to the UN Population Fund" (16).
July 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Contraception was available to both men and women. According to the latest UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)-sponsored Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted in 2014, 47 percent of married women used a modern contraceptive method and 2.5 percent used a traditional method. The 2014 survey indicated that 25 percent of married women had an unmet need for family planning" (30).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The coordination and referral teams coordinate and deliver comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, providing counselling on voluntary interruption of pregnancy, counselling and supply (through universal free access) of reversible and irreversible contraceptive methods (IUD insertion, tubal ligation), and sexological care. For their part, the sexual and reproductive health services provide universal, free pregnancy control, in-patient childbirth services, and prevention of cervical and breast cancer by means of Pap smears and free, periodic mammograms for women between 40 and 65 years of age" (page 29).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

" . . . (d) The limited access to modern contraceptives, especially in rural areas" (page 12).
June 26, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Access to information on modern contraception and skilled health attendance during pregnancy and at delivery was widely available. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) reported a modern contraceptive prevalence rate of 66 percent" (12).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"New Zealand provides a range of low-cost options for contraception. Rates of contraceptive and condom use have remained static for 13-17 year olds from 2001 to 2012. In 2012 at least 13,500 women received the Jadelle implant in New Zealand. Family Planning recorded that more than 4,000 women received the implant through its services alone, at a low cost of around $5 per implant. This is a considerable increase in uptake from 2008 when it was available at a cost of $300 per implant" (page 26).
June 25, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Contraception was widely available and free at government clinics, although only 60 percent of sexually active women had access to contraceptives, according to the Gender Links 2015 Barometer. Emergency health care was available for the treatment of complications arising from abortion" (33).
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The population can obtain family-planning services, means of contraception, and advice and information materials on reproductive health. Ten brands of contraceptives are included in the list of essential medicines" (37). "Under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and UNFPA (2013), the country will, by 2017, fully switch to Government procurement of modern contraceptives" (37). "Contraceptives are not used in Turkmenistan for birth control but to improve health, including the reproductive health of women at risk. Contraceptive prevalence among that group of women rose 21 per cent (2013) to 69 per cent (2015)" (38). In 2010, the percentage of women using contraceptives was 34% and in 2015, the...more
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes with concern: (a) That access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern contraceptives, is severely limited, especially for Kurdish women and other minority women, and for women living in rural and remote areas; thus resulting in a significant number of early and unwanted pregnancies; (b) That the policy of free contraceptives and the legal framework on abortion are at risk of being jeopardized by repeated criticism from high-level representatives of the Government" (page 15).
June 6, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"According to the UN Population Division, 29 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 used a modern method of contraception in 2014" (16).
June 3, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The government recognizes the basic right of couples and individuals 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. While there are no legal restrictions on access to contraceptives, the Russian Orthodox Church and Muftis Council continued their opposition to family planning initiatives, and access to family planning in the country was limited, especially outside of big cities. Senior government leaders explicitly encouraged women to have as many children as possible to counteract the country’s declining population, particularly among ethnic Russians," (54).
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Six in 10 (61%) of all modern contraceptive users obtain their methods from the government or parastatal sector, 11% from the religious or voluntary sector, 2% from the private medical sector, and 27% from other sources, the main ones being the pharmacy (11%) and the accredited drug dispensing outlet (ADDO) (10%) (Figure 7.5). However, the importance of each source varies, depending on the method (Table 7.6). Implants, IUCDs, injectables, and pills: Nine in 10 users of implants (89%) and two-thirds of IUCD and injectable users (67% each) obtain their method from the government or parastatal sector, mostly from dispensaries, clinics, or health centres. About half of pill users (53%) obtain...more
May 29, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Contraception and adequate prenatal, obstetric, and postnatal care were accessible at all government hospitals and rural health clinics, and all nurses were trained to provide family planning services. According to the UN Population Division, an estimated 31 percent of women of reproductive age used modern contraceptive methods" (10).
May 29, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Access to information on contraception was generally available, although contraceptive commodities were not widely available in rural areas and were often too expensive. The United Nations Population Division estimated the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among women of reproductive age was 45 percent in 2014" (20).
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to improve the health status of women and girls through the adoption of such policies as the national health policy of 2016. Nevertheless, it notes with concern...the limited use of modern forms of contraception by women and girls, the fact that the State party has one of the highest HIV rates in the world, disproportionately affecting women and girls, especially women in prostitution, and the prevalence of malaria" (12).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes with appreciation the continuously improving health status of women. It is concerned, however, about the growing anti-abortion movement and the limited use of contraceptives, including for “moral reasons” and owing to the high cost of hormonal contraceptives" (pg 10-11).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"It notes its concern regarding the...extremely low use of modern contraceptives" (12).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Reproductive health and rights are interlinked with gender equality. They overlap with many other areas of health, including education, health promotion, violence prevention, socialisation of gender roles and sexuality, and mental health issues...The Australian Government funds a range of family planning organisations and national bodies to promote women’s choice and access to sexual and reproductive health services. Medicare ensures all Australians have access to free or subsidised family planning treatment by eligible practitioners" (Pg 34).
April 25, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Japan

"Women had access to contraception and maternal health services, including skilled attendance during childbirth, prenatal care, and essential obstetric and postpartum care" (15).
April 23, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam

"The constitution stipulates that society, families, and all citizens implement 'the population and family planning program.' The law affirms an individual’s right to choose contraceptive methods; access gynecological diagnosis, treatment, and check-ups during pregnancy; and obtain medical services when giving birth at health facilities. The government generally enforced these provisions" (40).
April 20, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is also concerned at the limited access to modern, efficient methods of contraception" (8).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"These women centres will increase to 60 by the end of 2014 and will be giving out contraceptives like condoms" (27).
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).