Breast Feeding During Pregnancy and the Risk of Miscarriage

CONTEXT Breast‐feeding rates and durations have been increasing among U.S. women in recent decades. As a result, women may be more likely to practice breast‐feeding during pregnancy (BDP), which has been … Read More »

Papaya consumption is unsafe in pregnancy: Fact or Fable?

Using controlled in vivo and in vitro pharmacological methods, we evaluated the safety of papaya (Carica papaya) consumption in pregnancy with reference to its common avoidance during pregnancy in some parts … Read More »

Menstrual Regulation and Post Abortion Care Challenges During Flood

Menstrual regulation and post abortion care services are family planning methods used in Bangladesh. There are a plethora of studies that have addressed the challenges related to the quality of and … Read More »

A Situation Analysis of the Menstrual Regulation Programme in Bangladesh

Menstrual regulation (MR) using vacuum aspiration is widely available in Bangladesh through public, NGO and private sector facilities, even though abortion is illegal except to save a woman’s life. For more … Read More »

The Incidence of Menstrual Regulation Procedures and Abortion in Bangladesh, 2010

Bangladesh is unique in including menstrual regulation (MR) services as part of the government family planning program, despite having a highly restrictive abortion law. The only national estimates of MR and … Read More »

A Media Experiment to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence in Bangladesh

This year, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and World Bank Group granted competitive funds to 11 research institutions to design, implement, and capture results of new violence against women solutions … Read More »

Knowledge, Attitude and Experience of Menopause- An Urban Based Study in Bangladesh

A cross-sectional descriptive study was designed to determine the knowledge and attitude of postmenopausal women towards menopause and symptoms experienced by them. A total of 1056 women of 40-87 years of … Read More »

Economy of Sex Workers in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. Poverty, low social status and lack of opportunities for education and alternative employment have meant that Bangladesh has a large number … Read More »

UNFPA Bangladesh’s 2018 Annual Report

As the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency, our mission is to deliver a world in which every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential … Read More »

Examining Intersection Between Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children

Background: Research examining the interrelated drivers of household violence against women and violence against children is nascent, particularly in humanitarian settings. Gaps remain in understanding how relocation,displacement and ongoing insecurity affect families and may exacerbate household violence. Methods: Employing purpose sampling, … Read More »