Reproductive Health : Newsfile

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  • Condom shortage contributing to spread of AIDS

    8 October 2002

    Acute shortages of condoms are contributing to the swelling numbers of HIV/AIDS cases in eastern Europe and developing countries. The shortfall is the result of inadequate aid efforts, as well as trade barriers and an indifferent private sector, according to a report from Population Action International (PAI).

  • Campaign against ban on condoms in Kenya

    3 October 2002

    Nairobi is set to see public advertisements on billboards and in newspapers condemning the Catholic Church's ban on the use of condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

  • Nepalese women win greater rights

    1 October 2002

    A new law has been passed in Nepal that will provide women with the right to conditional abortion and a raft of other benefits, including equal property rights and an end to many forms of discrimination.

  • Report reveals heavy death toll from unintended pregnancies

    30 September 2002

    A new report on the impact of unintended pregnancies on maternal deaths in developing countries details more than 300 million unintended pregnancies and the resulting deaths of nearly 700,000 women between 1995 and 2000.

  • Steven Sinding takes up post of IPPF Director-General

    29 August 2002

    Dr Steven Sinding has now taken up the post of Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), with a pledge to revive the 'brave and angry' spirit of the early pioneers.

  • US funding blow to family planning

    23 July 2002

    Despite pressure from population, women's rights, medical, religious and health groups, US President George W. Bush has decided not to grant the UN Population Fund the $34 million dollars appropriated by Congress for 2002.

  • Aids epidemic 'still in early phase'

    16 July 2002

    A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), released at the XIVth International AIDS Conference in Barcelona in July 2002, warns that the AIDS epidemic is still in an early phase.

  • Circumcision rescue operation fails in Tanzania

    12 June 2002

    Efforts to save girls from the outlawed practice of female genital mutilation, (otherwise known as female circumcision), in Tanzania's Mara Region in late 2001 have failed, according to Tarime district commissioner Paschal Mibiti.

  • 'Family planning frontiers will be in Africa'

    24 May 2002

    By the middle of the twenty-first century, many of the most success-ful national family planning programmes will almost certainly have disappeared, rendered obsolete by their very success, say the editors of a special edition of Studies in Family Planning, published by the Population Council.

  • Youth crucial to stopping AIDS

    24 April 2002

    To stop the AIDS epidemic from becoming a catastrophe, prevention strategies must do much more to reach young people right away, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins University. The report follows grim new United Nations statistics that show almost 12 million young people are now living with the disease.