Maternal Mortality: Levels and Trends

In anticipation of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners released a consensus statement and full strategy paper on ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM). … Read More »

The complex relationship between contraception and abortion

The incidence of abortion is determined by the incidence of unwelcome, or unintended, pregnancies and the propensity to terminate rather than take them to term. Exposure to the risk of unintended … Read More »

Implementing HIV/AIDS Education: Impact of Teacher’s Training on HIV/AIDS Education in Bangladesh

School-based HIV/AIDS education is a common and well-proven intervention strategy for providing information on HIV/AIDS to young people. However, lack of skills among teachers for imparting sensitive information to students can … Read More »

Sexual Practices and Sexual Health Among Three Generations of Men in Bangladesh

Men’s self-understandings, identities and sexual practices vary widely, being influenced by age, social generation and historical and cultural factors. Despite this, only a few studies have explored the implications of men’s … Read More »

Essential Nutrition Actions: mainstreaming nutrition throughout the life course

Primary health care is the foundation of universal health coverage; it is a whole-of-society approach to health and well-being, centred on the needs and preferences of individuals, families and communities. Nutrition … Read More »

Sexual and Gender based violence in Myanmar and the gendered impact of its ethnic conflicts

In its report to the Human Rights Council in September 2018[1] (hereinafter “the 2018 Report”), the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (hereinafter “The Mission”) concluded that “rape and other sexual … Read More »

Menstrual Regulation and Post Abortion Care in Bangladesh

Under the Bangladesh Penal Code of 1860, abortion is permissible only to save the life of a woman. In all other circumstances, abortion—self-induced or otherwise—is a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment, … Read More »

Intimate Partner Violence and Unwanted Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Induced Abortion and Stillbirth among a National Sample of Bangladeshi Women

Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a pervasive global public health concern, with 15–71% of women experiencing such abuse worldwide.1 Among the numerous negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes associated with … Read More »

Cervical Cancer in Bangladesh: Community Perceptions of Cervical Cancer and Cervical Cancer Screening

We investigated the awareness of, and the attitude towards screening for, cervical cancer in Bangladesh. We performed a qualitative study using focus group discussions (FGD). The framework approach to qualitative analysis … Read More »

Time to Act! Accelerating Effort to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Asia

Child, early and forced marriage scourges the lives of millions of girls globally and across Asia, gravely affecting and undermining their integral wellbeing and health, while exposing them to severe violence … Read More »