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Latest items for CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

Sept. 14, 2021, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The law will catch women who arouse their doctor’s suspicion. In El Salvador, the women accused of abortion are among the poorest women in the country. They seldom know the doctors they meet at the public hospitals where they get care. And in most cases, their doctors understand very little about them. Their doctors don’t know anyone who lives as these women do—with outhouses, dirt floors, no running water. These women are so poor and marginal that their doctors find it hard to understand their responses to crisis. Their world is so unfamiliar that it becomes possible for doctors, and later prosecutors and judges, to project their own fears onto...more
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Obstetric medical services are provided by hospitals in 13 of 15 counties. Independent antenatal care may be provided by a gynaecologist, midwife or family physician upon the choice of a pregnant woman. Approximately 99.9% of births are attended by skilled health professionals and the estimated antenatal care coverage is 95 99%...To support safe pregnancy, a pregnancy crisis counselling is provided, which was used by 1,648 pe ople 3,641 times in 2011. Services of family schools, antenatal and postnatal counselling and web counselling services for families were also developed. To ensure the safety of women wishing to give birth at home, amendments to legislation regulating the provision of independent midwife support...more
July 29, 2021, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Several women and girls, including pregnant women, were raped, more often than not in the presence of their children, and many contracted HIV after these experiences and yet they were yet to obtain any justice for the recurring SRHR violations in the camps. Ensuring accountability and the provision of SRH information and services is central not only to an effective humanitarian response but also for fulfilling fundamental human rights obligations. The report calls on the Nigerian Government to comply with its international and regional human rights obligations in regarding access to maternal health care services to ensure women and girls affected by conflict-related violence access comprehensive medical and support services,...more
July 27, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"'It was the morning of a normal working day before fighting escalated close to the hospital. I heard a mother screaming at the gate,' midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed told UNFPA this week at the Al Shaab Hospital in the district of Crater, in Yemen. By the time she arrived at the entrance to the hospital, hostilities in the area had flared and a gunfight had broken out. 'Bullets were coming from all the corners of the street,' she recounted. 'When I arrived at the gate, I found the pregnant woman lying down and crying for help. I pulled her and rushed her inside a car... That is where all of...more
July 16, 2021, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"[A]ctions to protect reproductive health care and family planning such as regular pregnancy examination, pre-birth screening, post-birth screening, provision of contraceptives, and gynecology treatment in public and private health facilities are operating normally" (para 15).
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"For example, in January 2021, the Seoul city government uploaded guidance for pregnant women to make sure to check if there is plenty of toilet paper in the house, make meals for husbands, and to pay attention to their looks by hanging smaller size clothes to motivate themselves to lose weight after giving birth. And the discrimination against pregnant women begins long before the actual pregnancy. In hiring processes, interviewers routinely ask women invasive questions about their plans to get pregnant, with some openly telling female candidates it would be difficult to hire them because the company does not want to pay for maternity leave. According to a local survey,...more
July 7, 2021, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"New mothers returning to work after maternity leave could receive greater protection against being made redundant.Theresa May said last night she wanted to see current rules that safeguard women's jobs during their baby's first year extended for six months after they go back. The change is designed to end the perceived default situation that when a business has to make staff cutbacks, the new mother is usually one of the first to be offered redundancy."(para 1-3).
July 7, 2021, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In a country with one of the world’s worst health care systems, the center[Anabah Maternity Center] provides safe, modern care to thousands of Afghan women. More than 7,500 babies were delivered there last year — at least 600 every month"(para 3)."Eman Youszai, 26, pregnant with her first child, had been driven three hours to the center. Lying on a bed in an observation room, she said she had left a maternity hospital in Kabul, the capital, because 'no one takes care of you there even if you die.'She added, 'This is my first child and I can’t take a risk.'Gullalia, 20, who goes by one name, said she had lost...more
July 7, 2021, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"If women are caught running away, they can be pressured to return home or placed in shelters where often the only way out is to escape again. [...]The shelters say they offer women psychiatric care and therapy, but do not take in women who, for example, are pregnant out of wedlock. Premarital sex can lead to criminal prosecution in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries"(para 57,60).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Prenatal tests are regulated in the Polish legal system by the Act on healthcare services financed from public funds. Health care services involving prenatal tests, both non-invasive and invasive, are provided to pregnant women by health care establishments as well as sole and group medical practitioners. Non-invasive prenatal testing (e.g. ultrasound test) is currently a standard element of medical procedure while taking care of a pregnant woman. Invasive testing (amniocentesis and cordocentesis) is performed following doctor’s instructions in the case of suspected risk of genetic or developmental foetal defect or its untreatable disorders that threaten its life. If standard tests show any irregularities, women are referred to specialist centres where...more
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 83% of births in Gambia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Lithuania were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Finland were attended by skilled health personnele" (p45 ).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 78% of births in Sudan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 89% of births in Vanuatu were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 49).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 70% of births in Guatemala were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 99% of births in Brazil were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Jordan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 96% of births in Guyana were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Macedonia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 47% of births in Angola were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Cuba were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Malaysia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 97% of births in New Zealand were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Slovenia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Singapore were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 99% of births in Bahamas were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 78% of births in Benin were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Belarus were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 19% of births in South Sudan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).