Sexual violence against women in Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic

Violence against women is a severe social, mental health problem, and the most prevalent form of human rights violation. Sexual violence includes acts that vary from verbal abuse to forced penetration … Read More »

Changing Educational Differentials in Female Sterilization

Authors: Sarah R. Hayford,Ohio State University Alexandra Kissling,University of Maryland, College Park Karen Benjamin Guzzo,Bowling Green State University CONTEXT Female surgical sterilization is widely used in the United States. Educational differentials … Read More »

Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Victimization Among Young Adult Sexual Minorities

Authors: Alison D. Swiatlo,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nicole F. Kahn,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolyn T. Halpern,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CONTEXT Intimate partner … Read More »

Gender and HIV/AIDS: Bangladesh Perspective

Women are one of the fastest growing groups infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and the disease is becoming increasingly common among young women. This paper attempts to focus on … Read More »

Unintended pregnancy and abortion by income, region, and the legal status of abortion: estimates from a comprehensive model for 1990-2019

Authors: Jonathan Bearak,Guttmacher Institute Anna Popinchalk,Guttmacher Institute Bela Ganatra,World Health Organization Ann-Beth Moller,World Health Organization Özge Tunçalp,World Health Organization Cynthia Beavin ,Guttmacher Institute Lorraine Kwok Leontine Alkema,University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Background Unintended … Read More »

Addressing the loopholes of female education

Holistic development of a country requires diligent participation from every section of people regardless of race, class or gender. In this respect, female education is considered as a dynamic ladder for … Read More »

Service Delivery Correlates of Choosing Short-Acting Contraceptives at the Time of Uterine Evacuation in Bangladesh

Author(s): Erin Pearson, Kamal Kanti Biswas, Rezwana Chowdhury, Kathryn L. Andersen, Sharmin Sultana, S.M. Shahidullah, Caroline Moreau and Michele R. Decker CONTEXT: The World Health Organization recommends that contraceptives be offered … Read More »


About 5.7 million Indians were living with HIV in 2005, which indicated that there were more people with HIV in India than in any other country in the world (UNAIDS, 2006). … Read More »

Drug Seller Provision Practices and Knowledge of Misoprostol in Bangladesh

CONTEXT: In Bangladesh, prior to the availability of the approved combination regimen of mifepristone and misoprostol for menstrual regulation (MR), drug seller provision of misoprostol-only regimens for MR without a prescription … Read More »

The Incidence of Menstrual Regulation Procedures and Abortion in Bangladesh

Author(s): Susheela Singh, Altaf Hossain, Isaac Maddow-Zimet, Michael Vlassoff, Hadayeat Ullah Bhuiyan and Meghan Ingerick CONTEXT: Menstrual regulation (MR) has been part of the Bangladesh family planning program since 1979. However, … Read More »