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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-2

July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"While physical barriers related to accessing medication and contraceptives remain significant, especially in remote areas, other barriers such as cultural constraints limit access to FP modern methods. Although contraceptives are provided for free in public health facilities, these services are mostly reserved to women who already have children.People without children or unmarried people might not be offered FP services due to moral and religious considerations" (36).
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Indonesia continuously revitalizes the Family Planning Program, by increasing awareness and education on family planning by optimizing the use of ICT; empowering communities access to family planning services; providing affordable and free treatment on family planning for married couple integrated in the Universal Health Coverage Scheme, and mobilizing the Family Welfare Movement in 289,635 Integrated Health Centres/Pos Pelayanan Terpadu (Posyandu) across the country" (32). "Indonesia also continues to improve the supply and distribution of contraceptive devices and medicine; provision of medical contraceptive services and reproductive health facilities, as well as addressing infrastructure problems that hinder access to health facilities in remote areas; synchronizing financial framework between national and local budget...more
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee commends the State party for its efforts to expand access to sexual and reproductive health services in rural areas and to reduce maternal and infant mortality, including the President’s HeforShe IMPACT Champion Initiative. However, it notes with concern:... the limited access to contraception and sexual and reproductive health services under Law No. 52/2009 on population and family development and Law No. 36/2009 on health" (13). "The Committee recommends that the State party:... Ensure that women and girls have effective access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, including... modern methods of contraception, in particular by repealing legislation and regulations that restrict access to contraception" (13).more
June 28, 2022, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Seventy-nine percent of births in the 5 years preceding the survey were wanted at the time of conception; 13% were mistimed, and 8% were unwanted. There is an increasing trend in Bangladesh towards pregnancy planning. Planned births increased steadily from 70% in 2004 to 71% in 2007, 72% in 2011, 74% in 2014, and 79% in 2017- 18. The percentage of unwanted births increases with birth order, from less than 1% among first- order births to 39% among fourth- or higher- order births. Similarly, the proportion of unwanted births increases with mother’s age, from 1% among women age 15-19 to 34% among women age 35-39. The percentage of mistimed births...more
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-PRACTICE-1, IRP-DATA-2, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee expresses concern at the high rates of exploitation of prostitution in the State party, especially at mining sites and in border regions. It is further concerned that women in prostitution are at high risk of abuse and gender-based violence, including extortion and abuse by the police, and of discrimination, including by health practitioners and in the workplace" (8).
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Based on a pilot project in 2004, in 2006 the National Population and Family Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance implemented the Rural Family Planning Household Reward and Support System and the Lower Birthrates for Faster Prosperity Project for the Western Regions. In 2009, the cash reward increased from 600 yuan to no less than 720 yuan per person per year, which has helped to further protect the rights of women and their families who choose to practice family planning. " (47).
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-LAW-1

"Article 10 of the Constitution establishes the principle of equality before the law and within the framework of this Article, all citizens are provided equally with reproductive healthcare services, modern contraceptive material supplies, access to contraceptive methods and consultancy services" (24).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The restrictive access of adolescents to sexual information and contraceptives has been removed as part of the revision (see Article 6)" (9). "There are no specific plans in place to tackle this problem of low use of contraceptives in the interior of Suriname" (31). "In 2005 the Ministry of Health launched a campaign aimed at introducing the female condom, which resulted in the provision of 100.000 female condoms to women, free of charge" (43). "The 2010 MICS study shows a correlation between women’s poverty and their access to contraceptives. As contraceptives are less accessible to poor women, they have higher fertility rates, are more at risk to get infected with...more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"However, the Committee notes with concern:... [t]hat only approximately 22 per cent of women of fertile age are using modern forms of contraception, owing to the lack of available information on such methods and the limited access of women and adolescent girls to adequate sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning services" (12).
March 10, 2022, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

French teens already had free access to contraceptives, as is the case in several other European countries such as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway.
March 10, 2022, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Starting in 2022, birth control will be available to women in France aged 18 to 25 for free, expanding an existing program for minors that seeks to prevent unwanted pregnancies because of the cost of birth control French officials believe that up to 3 million women could benefit from enhanced access to the pill, IUDs, contraceptive patches and jabs" (Para 1-2) "The expansion of access was announced back in September, after surveys found that teens were not using contraceptives as much because it was not affordable 'As of January 1, 2022, the health insurance system will cover the cost of contraception and related procedures (annual consultation with a doctor or...more
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Among major problems [of immigrant women], it is worth recalling the prostitution, the poor knowledge of contraceptive methods, and the spread of AIDS" (84). "Breast cancer is the most common cancer and cause of death among women. The National Plan of Prevention and organization of screening programs have achieved significant results, but there are strong regional differences and even social inequality: In Southern Italy, over 60% of women in the targeted population remains without the offer of mammograms even within organized programs" (86). "in 2008 there was the launch of the campaign of vaccination against cervical cancer, aimed at all women, but guaranteed free of charge to young Italian women...more
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"Some prostitutes and domestic workers practiced infanticide, mainly due to lack of access to and knowledge about contraception. Authorities prosecuted at least five infanticide cases during the year" (27).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Since the national family planning law mentions only the rights of married couples, local implementation was inconsistent, and unmarried persons must pay for contraception" (67).
Sept. 9, 2021, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Makassar has also banned the open sale of condoms and applied strict age checks to make sure those buying them are over the age of consent - which is 16. 'Condoms are for married adults,' public order chief Hud said. 'They're not supposed to be displayed and sold openly, particularly near snacks for kids like chocolate'" (para 8-10).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"...While the penal code allows for the distribution of condoms, the government restricted distribution to married couples" (41).
July 16, 2021, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Localities propagate, advise and mobilize women to implement contraceptive methods, and implement birth health care to protect the health of women of childbearing age" (para 10). "In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hanoi maintains communication, counseling on reproductive health care/family planning, providing reproductive health care/family planning services, contraceptive methods for women through communication channels, ensuring epidemic prevention for women" (para 11). "[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).
June 25, 2021, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"'Whether to have birth control or what contraceptive method they choose are completely their own wishes,' Xu Guixiang, a Xinjiang government spokesman, said at a news conference in March. 'No one nor any agency shall interfere.' To women in Xinjiang, the orders from the government were clear: They didn’t have a choice" (13-14). "Sterilization rates in Xinjiang surged by almost sixfold from 2015 to 2018, to just over 60,000 procedures, even as they plummeted around the country, according to calculations by Mr. Zenz. The campaign in Xinjiang is at odds with a broader push by the government since 2015 to encourage births, including by providing tax subsidies and free IUD...more
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Currently in Poland there are registered and available modern contraceptives that are medicinal products or medical devices as well as medicines and medical devices that are used during pregnancy and are necessary to take care of the embryo, provide the pregnant woman with medical care and used for purpose of conscious conception. As results from the available data, the most frequently used birth control methods in the group of women practising contraception are the condom (54.4 per cent) and pills (30 per cent)...Contraceptive pills available in Poland are not financed from public funds. It needs to be noted however that in 2008 the lists of refunded medicines included medicinal preparations...more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Among major problems [of immigrant women], it is worth recalling the prostitution, the poor knowledge of contraceptive methods, and the spread of AIDS" (84). "Breast cancer is the most common cancer and cause of death among women. The National Plan of Prevention and organization of screening programs have achieved significant results, but there are strong regional differences and even social inequality: In Southern Italy, over 60% of women in the targeted population remains without the offer of mammograms even within organized programs" (86). "in 2008 there was the launch of the campaign of vaccination against cervical cancer, aimed at all women, but guaranteed free of charge to young Italian women...more
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Organisers are also callig for universal access to contraception and safe family planning, said Noor. 'Our healthcare system doesn't believe that women can make their own decisions. That's our cultural mindset - there are so many hindrances and limits on women's decision-making'" (para 16).
March 31, 2021, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Nicaragua, El Salvador and Haiti also have complete bans on abortion, but Honduras is the only country to also prohibit the use of emergency contraceptives sin all cases, including after rape" (para 15).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"According to this research, the employees of the HIV service organizations more often face violence against women, than against men...contraceptive sabotage (54 per cent referred to incidents with women and 15 per cent--with men)" (25).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:22 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“Similarly, a study of fertility and access to family planning in urban Bangladesh and Pakistan shows that poor women remain worse off than their wealthier counterparts, despite the expansion of family planning services in Bangladesh” (pp. 8).
Feb. 6, 2021, 1:25 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The news comes as the Chinese government is accused of carrying out 'demographic genocide' against the Uighur Muslim population by allegedly forcing birth control onto local women" (para. 3). "The state regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces intrauterine devices, sterilisation and even abortion on hundreds of thousands, the interviews and data show. Even while the use of IUDs and sterilisation has fallen nationwide, it is rising sharply in Xinjiang. The population control measures are backed by mass detention both as a threat and as a punishment for failure to comply. Having too many children is a major reason people are sent to detention camps, the AP found,...more
Feb. 6, 2021, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“Few to none of these maternal deaths are due to medical mismanagement. Instead, problems of access, care coordination, and inequities in health care resources and social services are at the heart of maternal death rates” (para. 2).
Feb. 5, 2021, 6 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“The Committee is concerned about the government structures specific to northern Rakhine State, with the border guard police holding both security and administrative authority over the townships with predominantly Rohingya populations. That unique arrangement has resulted in myriad local orders restricting freedom of movement, including to places of livelihood, and access to health services, including sexual and reproductive services, education and housing for Rohingya women and girls in the State party. The Committee recalls that the State party’s accountability with respect to implementing its obligations under article 2 is engaged through acts of commission and omission of all branches of Government. The decentralization of power does not absolve the State...more
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is also concerned at the scant budgetary resources allocated to health services, the disparities in maternal health care, including between urban and rural areas, the limited availability and accessibility of modern forms of contraception, including emergency contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy, the lack of information and education on reproductive and sexual health, conditional maternity benefits that exclude some women and the lack of a mechanism for universal and accurate reporting of maternal deaths" (11).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“In addition, there are other sexual and reproductive health programmes led by the Ministry of Health in the areas of family planning; prevention and treatment of infertility and sexual dysfunction in women and men; prevention of induced abortion and treatment of complications; prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections; management of HIV/AIDS; comprehensive health care for adolescents and youth; care for victims of violence and sexual abuse; prevention and control of colon uterine, breast and prostate cancer; and care during menopause and andropause. In addition, an integrated adolescent and youth health action strategy (National Public Health Directorate, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Children’s Fund, United States Agency for International...more
Jan. 2, 2021, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“Few to none of these maternal deaths are due to medical mismanagement. Instead, problems of access, care coordination, and inequities in health care resources and social services are at the heart of maternal death rates” (para. 2).