HPV Vaccination and Substantial Reduction in Cervical Cancer HPV Vaccination and Substantial Reduction in Cervical Cancer
A review from Sweden of more than 1 million girls/women vaccinated in 2006 – 2017 shows a substantial reduction in the risk for invasive cervical cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 -- Girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) may drastically cut their chances of developing cervical cancer by age 30, a huge, new study finds. Researchers found that of more than 1.6 million young... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 16-Year-Old Girl Who Suffered Severe Burns Secures Free Surgery
[263Chat] Impala Car Rental through its Alfred Dondo Foundation has honoured its pledge to provide medical assistance to a 16-year-old Mt Darwin girl who suffered severe burns that led to contractures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Girls benefit from doing sports
(University of Montreal) Extracurricular sport in middle childhood diminishes subsequent ADHD symptoms in girls, but not in boys, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Judgment Free Online Platform Key to Helping Suicidal People, Says Survivor
A suicide survivor shares her story of how an online community helped her overcome anxiety and depression. Credit: Unsplash / Dan M By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Sep 28 2020 (IPS) Romana Hoque had it all, a comfortable life, a happy family. Despite this, the 43-year-old second-generation immigrant from Indonesia living in the United States was depressed enough to contemplate suicide. Hoque, in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service (IPS), said despite her comfortable life, not being able to conceive resulted in her feeling so depressed that she tried to take her own life. She shared her story during September – ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Fuzia 2020 Source Type: news

New bill would defund schools that force girls to compete against boys
(Natural News) Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia announced legislation Tuesday to target the federal funding of any school that forces female athletes to compete against gender-confused males. (Article by Calvin Freiburger republished from LifeSiteNews.com) The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act would formally identify male participation in female-specific athletic programs as a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jesy Nelson health: The Little Mix songstress on her brush with death
JESY NELSON catapulted into stardom after winning The X Factor alongside her sassy girl group Little Mix. Nearly a decade on from her fateful trajectory, the 29-year-old confesses to the darkness that engulfed her. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: We Looked At the Link Between Sexual Violence and Unintended Pregnancy
[The Conversation Africa] Early unintended pregnancy can have negative consequences for adolescent girls and young women. Not only may their health be at risk; so may their education, economic mobility and productivity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Three things you need to know about contraceptives and COVID-19
UNITED NATIONS, New York –This year marks six decades since the first oral contraceptive pill was introduced. Oral contraceptives – and other modern, reliable family planning supplies – have since been globally recognized asessential medicines. Family planning supplies not only empower women and girls to take ownership of their health and futures – but they also save lives by reducing the risk of maternal death. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Namibia: Baby Dumping Accused to Go On Trial Next Year
[New Era] The Katutura Magistrate's Court has scheduled the trial hearing of a teenage girl who was arrested for allegedly dumping her dead infant last year after giving birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: The NURHI Project - 10 Years of Impact on the Family Planning Space
[Nigeria Health Watch] The availability of family planning services, enables girls and women to make informed choices about birth spacing and their desired family size. It also contributes to improved sexual and reproductive health and the wellbeing of children, women, and families. Many sexually active women are still not empowered to make informed choices in developing countries like Nigeria. This is often because they do not have access to the information they need, the poor availability of reproductive health services or neg (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Six-Year-Old Appeals for Surgery Assistance
[263Chat] A young old girl who dreams of one day becoming a doctor is facing an uncertain future following a six year long battle with a congenital disorder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mitigating violence against women and young girls during COVID-19 induced lockdown in Nepal: a wake-up call - Dahal M, Khanal P, Maharjan S, Panthi B, Nepal S.
Nepal, a South Asian country, was in nationwide lockdown for nearly three months in 2020 with partial restrictions still in place. Much worryingly, COVID-19 induced restrictions have confined women and young girls in their home, increasing the risk of dome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding access to professional healthcare among asylum seekers facing gender-based violence: a qualitative study from a stakeholder perspective - Rodella Sapia MD, Wangmo T, Dagron S, Elger BS.
BACKGROUND: When it comes to gender-based violence (GBV), migrant women and girls represent the most vulnerable group. GBV can happen at any stage of migrants' flight and/or during the asylum process. It has severe consequences on their life and health. Vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

For black girls, attitudes about being black affect risk of depression
(North Carolina State University) A new study suggests that the messages Black girls hear at home about being Black, and about being Black women in particular, can affect their risk of exhibiting the symptoms of depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Against the odds, delivering mental health support in Yemen
SANA ’A, Yemen –Years of war, poverty and gender-based violence have taken a serious toll on the mental health of many women and girls in Yemen. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic hardships have only aggravated their situation.Marwa* has experienced these stresses first-hand. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Central Sahel – Shaping peace together with women and young people Statement for International Peace Day
By Mabingue Ngom and Shoko ArakakiNEW YORK, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) The countries of Central Sahel—Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger—face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. As the international community responds to the crisis, we must meet immediate needs, and invest in long-term development. We must also work on shaping peace togeth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mabingue Ngom and Shoko Arakaki Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bullying victimization in young females with fragile-X-syndrome - Joga-Elvira L, Jacas C, Joga ML, Roche-Mart ínez A, Brun-Gasca C.
The aim of this study is to investigate the risk associated with girls with fragile X syndrome (FXS) suffering bullying in the role of a victim and its effects on their adaptive behavior, socialization style, and emotional state. A neuropsychological asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A discursive spectrum: the narrative of Kenya's 'neglected' boy child - Pike I.
In this article, I examine a narrative that on the surface could be backlash to gender equality efforts: that after years of policy attention to girls, Kenya's "boy child" has been neglected. Through a content analysis of Kenyan online newspaper texts span... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

"Willing victims": the prevalence of violence and public discourse against indigenous women and girls - Johnson C.
Drawing on the current research, I argue that the extensive violence against Canada's Indigenous women and girls is enabled by public discourses that rely heavily on racist stereotypes. I use Razack's theoretical framework of "gendered disposibility" and "... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sustainable Development goals are ‘the future’ Malala tells major UN event, urging countries to get on track
The Global Goals represent the future for millions of girls who want education, women who fight for equality, and youth fighting for clean air, UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai said on Friday, at a side event of the General Assembly, challenging Member States, “when are you planning to do the work”?  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unintentional overdose of hyoscine hydrobromide in a young child - Xuereb G, Calleja T, Borg J, Pace D.
A 4-year-old girl presented with confusion, ataxia and hallucinations 3 hours after an accidental overdose of 108 μg per kg of hyoscine hydrobromide (Kwells Kids). She was hypotensive and tachycardic at presentation. Investigations revealed QTc prolongati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Coronavirus May Increase Premature Births, Studies Suggest
New studies provide more evidence that pregnant women may get severe Covid-19 symptoms and have an increased risk of pregnancy loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Premature Babies Stillbirth Research Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Reproductive Life Span May Affect a Woman ’s Heart Risks
Women with a shorter time between menarche and menopause were at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Heart Menopause Women and Girls Reproduction (Biological) Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Developmental trajectories of adolescent girls' borderline personality symptoms and sexual risk behaviors - Choukas-Bradley S, Hipwell AE, Roberts SR, Maheux AJ, Stepp SD.
Adolescence is a developmental period during which youth tend to initiate sexual behavior, which may include sexual risk behavior. Symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) are associated with increased rates of risky behaviors. However, little is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender discrimination and illicit drug use among African American and European American adolescents and emerging adults - Ahuja M, Haeny AM, Sartor CE, Bucholz KK.
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to characterize the association of perceived gender discrimination and illicit drug use among a sample of African American (AA) and European American (EA) adolescent girls and young women. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Heroin intoxication through damaged skin in a 7-year-old girl - Delirrad M, Sedokani A.
Transdermal opioid intoxication has only been reported for pharmaceutical fentanyl and buprenorphine patches. Here, we report a rare case of heroin poisoning through damaged skin. A seven-year-old girl with an impaired level of consciousness and difficulty... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A case report of cake frosting as a source of copper toxicity in a pediatric patient - Tsao HS, Allister L, Chiba T, Barkley J, Goldman RH.
We describe the unique presentation of a 12-month-old girl who developed acute onset of vomiting and diarrhea a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children
Mary RobinsonBy Mary RobinsonDUBLIN, Sep 16 2020 (IPS) The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral and COVID-19 is no exception. The pandemic has resulted in increased rates of violence against women and has exacerbated challenges in accessing justice. Women are losing their livelihoods faster than men. Millions of women are assuming disproportionate responsibility for caregiving. Many women have found themselves unable to access contraception and other sexual and reproductive health services. UN experts predict that as many as 13 million more child marriages could take place over the next 10 years because of COVID-19 ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Robinson Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

Predicting therapeutic response in depressed teen girls
(Elsevier) The risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD) surges during adolescence-particularly for girls. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be an effective treatment, but only about half of girls diagnosed with depression show significant improvement. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital have now identified a non-invasive test of brain function that could help predict who will respond to CBT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girls with ADHD at High Risk for Self-Injury Girls with ADHD at High Risk for Self-Injury
Recent studies constitute a clarion call for clinicians to routinely screen adolescents with ADHD for nonsuicidal self-injury and its risk factors, a study lead author said at the virtual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Stages of Puberty: In Boys and Girls
Title: Stages of Puberty: In Boys and GirlsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Texas lawmaker implores state AG to launch child endangerment probe into Netflix over “Cuties” film sexualizing young girls
(Natural News) A Texas lawmaker has asked state Attorney General Ken Paxton to launch an investigation into top streaming service Netflix after it released a grotesque film that borders on child pornography. The film, “Cuties,” is French-made and it features four girls in the age range of 11 who form a dance troupe in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for Award Applicants: Johnson & Johnson Seeks Female Researchers Working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (September 14, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2021 Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award, aimed at supporting assistant or associate academic professors in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. For three years, each recipient will receive mentorship from leaders at Johnson & Johnson and a total $150,000 ($50,000 each year). The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. HST, and guidelines and additional details are available here: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-schola...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

INTERVIEW: the top diplomat shepherding the General Assembly through its 75th year
H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President-elect of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy External SourceNEW YORK, Sep 14 2020 (IPS) The Turkish diplomat elected to be the president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, is taking on the role as the Organization grapples with an unprecedented pandemic, and questions surrounding the future direction it should take. Mr. Bozkir, a highly experienced public servant, and recently Minister for European Affairs, with almost 50 years of professional experience, was elected from the Western European and Others (WEOG)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A population-based study of teenage marriage in Upper Egypt - Saleh L, Ashry H, Al-Fakharany RS, Abbas AM, Elbahrawe RS.
BACKGROUND: Early marriage of teenage girls before the age of 18 is a serious problem concerning public health that perils the girls' childhood in developing countries. The current study aims to highlight the socioeconomic background and the adverse drawba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cyber violence pattern and related factors: online survey of females in Egypt - Hassan FM, Khalifa FN, El Desouky ED, Salem MR, Ali MM.
This study aimed to assess the problem of cyber violence against women among the Egyptian population. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lebanon: Working on the ground to meet basic needs of Beirut ’s women and girls
A month after the Beirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are an estimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botswana: We Shouldn't Be Made to Feel Ashamed of Menstruation, a Normal and Essential Process
[UNFPA] Kenathata Moisakamo was too ashamed to tell her parents that she had started menstruating because of her peers' stories that periods indicate when a girl becomes sexually active. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: East Africa Must Prioritise Women, Girls' Protection During Covid-19 and Beyond
[East African] For the better part of 2020, East African countries have been battling to contain the spread of Covid-19 with over 46,633 cases reported across Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda as of September 6. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pubertal synchrony and depressive symptoms: differences by race and sex - Stumper A, Graham AA, Abramson LY, Alloy LB.
Individual differences in the timing and tempo of pubertal development have been shown to be related to depressive symptoms during adolescence, particularly among girls. Another measure of variability in pubertal development is pubertal synchrony, the degr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender-based violence: Exploring the concept through the eyes of abused married women - Radzilani-Makatu M.
Gender-based violence is both a human rights violation and a public health problem affecting as many as one out of every three women worldwide. It is also an extreme manifestation on gender inequity, targeting women and girls because of their subordinate s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Shere Hite, Who Challenged Myths of Female Sexuality, Dies at 77
Her 1976 book, ‘The Hite Report,’ touched off ‘a revolution in the bedroom’ and has sold tens of millions of copies. But harsh criticism drove her to self-exile in Europe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katharine Q. Seelye Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Women and Girls ' s Rights Sex Books and Literature Hite, Shere The Hite Report (Book) Source Type: news

WTF: IMDB removes parental warnings for Netflix's 'Cuties' describing 'highly distressing' porn scenes with children: 'I will not be canceled'
(Natural News) Last month, Big League Politics reported on Netflix’s release of the film “Cuties,” a coming of age story about an 11-year-old girl who discovers her sexuality by joining a twerking dance troupe. Article by Shane Trejo republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com) We're deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Melinda Gates calls on Leaders to Ensure that Women, Girls are Not Left Behind in the Global Response to COVID-19
[Gates Foundation] A paper released today by Melinda Gates outlines practical recommendations to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"We learn how to become good men": working with male allies to prevent violence against women and girls in urban informal settlements in Mumbai, India - Chakraborty P, Osrin D, Daruwalla N.
Engaging men has now become part of established global efforts to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), with most interventions focusing on making men's behaviors and attitudes more gender equitable. While scholarship on male allies has demonstr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Kenya: Teen Pregnancies in Narok, Kiambu Alarming
[Nation] Majority of females attending pre-natal clinics in Narok County are girls below 19 years, a new report by the Anti-FGM Board has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Prioritizing women ’s and girls’ needs in wake of Beirut explosion
BEIRUT, Lebanon – A month after theBeirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are anestimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Association between sexual violence and unintended pregnancy among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa - Ajayi AI, Ezegbe HC.
BACKGROUND: Unintended pregnancy has dire consequences on the health and socioeconomic wellbeing of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) (aged 15-24  years). While most studies tend to focus on lack of access to contraceptive information and services, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news