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Africa’s policies hold key to LGBT rights on the continent: here’s how

7 July, 2020

As authors concluded in their recent SRHM paper, Regional legal and policy instruments for addressing LGBT exclusion in Africa, regional policy documents such as “The African Charter” offer African countries that don’t protect LGBT rights the basis to draft domestic legislation as the first step to protection to all. The below is taken from coverage […]

Malta’s medical doctors: No to total ban on abortion

21 February, 2020

Contrary to the long-held general perception that most doctors in Malta support the current legislation, the SRHM study, Abortion and methods of reproductive planning: the views of Malta’s medical doctor cohort, provides evidence that this is not the case The below is taken from an article covering the SRHM paper in Malta Today by Gilbert […]

Pro-lifers exploiting civil rights struggles in bid to ban abortions, says new SRHM research

7 January, 2020

Press release by Taylor and Francis Read the media coverage by TIME, Newsweek, and The American Prospect. New research launches as state legislatures begin reconvening where bans are likely to be introduced Anti-abortionists ‘appropriating’ laws that protect same-sex couples and Black citizens   Pro-lifers are using civil rights protections to lobby against early abortions, according to research published in […]

Women in Nepal still forced to sleep outside in ‘menstruation huts’, despite practice being criminalised, finds SRHM study

10 December, 2019

    Press release by Taylor and Francis Despite being criminalised in 2018, an estimated 77% of girls in mid-Western Nepal are still being forced to sleep outside in “menstruation huts” during their period, according to a new study published today in Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. All around the world, girls and women suffer […]

Domestic political alliances with conservative forces in the US is costing women their health at home and abroad

18 November, 2019

THE BMJ OPINION Domestic political alliances with conservative forces in the US is costing women their health at home and abroad The Trump administration’s ideological commitment to the domestic anti-abortion lobby is endangering women across the Americas, say Hani Serag et al   SRHM article, Power and Politics in International Funding for Reproductive Health: the […]

Inside the illegal abortion market: ‘I nearly touched hell’

12 September, 2019

Bhekisisa Health Inside the illegal abortion market: ‘I nearly touched hell’  By Wendy Muperi Zimbabwe’s tight abortion laws aren’t curbing demand, they’re driving them underground — and it’s about to get worse. SRHM article, Perceptions of misoprostol among providers and women seeking post-abortion care in Zimbabwe by M Catherine Maternowska, Alexio Mashu, Precious Moyo, et […]

Press release: Current policies to protect girls at risk of genital mutilation are invasive and traumatising, study finds

18 April, 2019

Current policies to protect girls at risk of genital mutilation are invasive and traumatising, study finds Press release by Taylor & Francis Press & Media Relations team. Current policies aimed at protecting European African girls at risk of genital mutilation – including compulsory genital examinations and persistent questioning by police – can be invasive and traumatic for […]

Is the future of abortion online?

28 January, 2019

RHM article Cytotec in Brazil: ‘At least it doesn’t kill’ (1993) by Margareth Arilha and Regina Maria Barbosa has been cited in two articles in The Conversation: Is the future of abortion online?, and a French article, Avorter « en ligne » pour contourner les législations restrictives (Abortion “online” to circumvent restrictive legislation).  The RHM paper is used to show that long before the […]

Mumbai Hospitals’ Darkest Secret on Family Planning Revealed

28 November, 2018

A RHM research article, Identifying disrespect and abuse in organisational culture: a study of two hospitals in Mumbai, India, has obstetricians from government-run hospitals in Mumbai confessing to coercing women into sterilisation after their second child. Chillingly, so-called ‘consent’ is usually obtained when they are in labour. Read the full article from Mid-Day

‘MARD’ fights for women doctors facing harassment

20 August, 2018

Following a study from Kolkata published in the RHM Journal, Experiences of Sexual Harassment of Women Health Workers in Four Hospitals in Kolkata, India,  an initiative has been launched by the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) team to help female doctors facing sexual harassment. Read the full article by Times of India

Taking a Life-Course Approach to Women’s Sexual Health

10 April, 2018

RHM research, Gender norms as health harms: reclaiming a life course perspective on sexual and reproductive health and rights, shows that “older women tend to withhold information about their sexual health needs to health care providers or do not seek out sexual health services” which impacts sexual wellbeing as a key component of sexual and reproductive health care. […]