Depo-Provera and HIV transmission: WHO to trust?

Depo-Provera and HIV transmission: WHO to trust? Download DifferenTakes 95 Concerns about Depo-Provera and increased rates of HIV transmission are of vital importance to women’s health, especially to those at high risk of HIV acquisition. Despite compelling evidence of a Depo-Provera-HIV link and regulatory bodies’ unclear guidance around the method’s use,distribution of the injectable contraceptive has been […]

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Unanswered conundrums: questions that remain after the ECHO trial – what should health providers know?

Unanswered conundrums: questions that remain after the ECHO trial – what should health providers know? by Marion Stevens, (Director, Sexual and Reproductive Coalition) and Kate Law (Nottingham Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham) Access the PDF here The Evidence for Contraceptive options and HIV outcomes trial (ECHO) was an open-label randomized clinical trial that compared three highly […]

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World Health Organisation updates guidance on hormonal contraception

World Health Organisation updates guidance on hormonal contraception   Contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV Guidance statement Recommendations on contraceptive methods used by women at high risk of HIV Download the guidelines Source: WHO Guideline on hormonal Contraception WHO Guideline on hormonal Contraception Please follow and like us:

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South Africa: Need for national traction on reproductive justice in South Africa following elections

Source: International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion   South Africa: Need for national traction on reproductive justice in South Africa following elections On 7 July 2019 the Weekend Argus reported that the Western Cape Provincial Minister of Health, MEC Nomafrench Mbombo, had authorised the addition of seven new facilities to provide safe, legal termination of pregnancy […]

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The injection or the injection? Restricted contraceptive choices among women living with HIV

The injection or the injection? Restricted contraceptive choices among women living with HIV Abstract Historically, women living with HIV (WLWH) have been vulnerable to biased advice from healthcare workers regarding contraception and childbearing. However, antiretroviral therapy (ART) has made motherhood safer, prompting a re-examination of whether contraceptive services enable the realisation of WLWH’s reproductive intentions. […]

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Elevated Risk: Injectable Contraceptives and HIV — a Reproductive Justice Perspective from South Africa

Elevated Risk: Injectable Contraceptives and HIV —a Reproductive Justice Perspective from South Africa. Marion Stevens “The new guidance is that women at high risk of acquiring HIV can use progestogen-only injectables but should be advised about concerns that these methods may increase risk of HIV acquisition, about the uncertainty over whether there is a causal […]

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Elect to protect reproductive Justice

  We are calling on the 3 major political parties to support an increase in the sexual and reproductive health budget for 2020 and use their power as members of parliament and the political party leader to lobby for an increase before voting day on 8 May. Why is this important? YOUR CALL TO REPRODUCTIVE […]

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