- Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Family Planning
- Women, Girls, and HIV
- Maternal Health
- U.S. Foreign Policy & Funding
- Watch: Making U.S. Foreign Assistance Work for Women and Girls in Ethiopia
- Female Condoms and U.S. Foreign Policy
- Family Planning Policy Restrictions and HIV
- U.S. Global Health Initiative
- Global Gag Rule
- Helms Amendment
- Foreign Assistance Budget
- Foreign Assistance Reform
- Kemp-Kasten Amendment
- Abstinence & Fidelity
- Anti-Prostitution Pledge
- Advocacy and Foreign Assistance
- Why Women and Girls?
Rights-Based Maternity Services
Rights-Based Maternity Services in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic has high rates of maternal mortality, yet almost all women technically have skilled attendants at birth – an indicator many use to measure a country’s ability to reduce maternal deaths. Clearly, skilled attendants are not enough: assessments have found that maternal mortality is due to public hospitals’ failure to provide quality services that respect human rights. Maternity wards commonly are overcrowded and dirty, and the staff lack professionalism.
In contrast, International Planned Parenthood Federation member association Profamilia provides a model maternity hospital in Santiago. CHANGE researchers found the hospital to be clean and professional, with patients thanking providers for the good care they received. The hospital and attached clinic offer surgery, CD4 counts, counseling, community outreach, and education. All of Profamilia’s services integrate gender-based violence awareness.
Women Living With HIV: The Right to Maternal Health Care
"Did You Know?", a video from UNAIDS
- HIV in breastmilk spikes at weaning
April 17, 2013
- The Helms Amendment is America’s foreign policy skeleton in the closet
April 3, 2013
- Bringing Films and Their ‘Extended Families’ to the 2103 Women Deliver Cinema Corner
March 28, 2013
- The Hill’s Congress Blog: Investing in women for our future
March 27, 2013
- Can We Save More Than Four Million Children’s Lives In the Next 1,000 Days?
March 26, 2013
- Safe Breast Milk: Closing in on the ‘Last Mile’ of HIV Prevention for Infants
March 21, 2013
- Analysis: Nepal’s maternal mortality decline paradox
March 18, 2013
- Malawi achieves seven-fold increase in ART for pregnant and breastfeeding women
March 12, 2013
- What Does Family Planning Have to do With HIV? Everything.
Voluntary family planning is an indispensible component of HIV prevention and treatment.
- Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Ethiopia
On July 5-9, 2010, three U.S. state legislators traveled to Ethiopia to better understand the role of U.S. foreign assistance aimed at improving the quality of reproductive health care. This report documents that trip and makes recommendations for improving effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls in Ethiopia.
- Fact Sheet: U.S. Global HEALTH Act of 2010
The U.S. Global HEALTH Act of 2010 (H.R. 4933) establishes a strategy to coordinate health-related U.S. foreign assistance and to assist developing countries in strengthening their indigenous health workforces and improving delivery of health services.
- The Case for Comprehensive: Dominican Republic
Rising HIV prevalence for young women and high rates of teen pregnancy are strong indicators of the gaps in the Dominican Republic’s sexual and reproductive health care. Moreover, despite the fact that almost all births are attended by skilled providers, maternal mortality is alarmingly high.
- The Case for Comprehensive: Botswana
Botswana appears to be a series of contradictions. Although economically better off than its neighbors, with relatively good roads, solid communications network, and 24-hour hospitals fairly well distributed throughout the country, Botswana nevertheless has serious barriers to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.
- Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
- Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)
- Family Care International
- Family Health International
- Guttmacher Institute
- International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
- International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)
- National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)
- Population Reference Bureau
- Reproductive Health Matters
- Reproductive Health Outlook
- The Global Campaign for Microbicides