Reproductive Health

World population to hit 8bn in 2023, says new UN survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 21, 2017

New findings show more men than women and that there will be 1bn over-60s next year for the first time Half the growth in population will come from nine countries, India among them. Guardian staff, Jun 21, 2017 The world’s population will break through the 8 billion mark in 2023, there are more men than…

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Inside the Philippines’ long journey towards reproductive health

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 11, 2017

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/inside-the-philippines-long-journey-towards-reproductive_us_5911d7d9e4b07e366cebb5f3 On January 9 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order calling for universal access to modern family planning methods. The document also called for accelerated implementation of the country’s Reproductive Health Law. The Conversation

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Senate OKs bill raising maternity leave to 120 days

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 6, 2017

By: Maila Ager, INQINQUIRER.net, Mar 06, 2017 The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that would raise the maternity leave period of female workers in the government and private sectors to 120 days or four months.

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Get pregnant… or don’t!

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 20, 2017

Fertility apps help with both Women have found a novel use for fertility apps: turning them into a new form of birth control. Media for Medical, UIG via Getty Images by Katie Collins, Feb 20, 2017 Recording basal body temperature at the same time every day is a key part of the fertility awareness method.

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Manual work, night shifts may harm women’s eggs — study

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 8, 2017

Agence France-Presse, Feb. 8, 2017 PARIS, France — Women who work nights and do heavy lifting on the job may have fewer and inferior eggs than nine-to-fivers, said a study Wednesday into a potential cause of infertility.

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Reproductive health and poverty: Knots and gaps

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 18, 2017

By Ariel Nepomuceno, Businessmirror, Jan. 18, 2017 January 9, 2016, is a crucial day for antipoverty and health advocates. The issuance of Executive Order (EO) 12 by President Duterte aims to implement the provisions of the reproductive-health (RH) law, which were not covered by the temporary restraining order released by the Supreme Court (SC). Furthermore,…

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Duterte signs family planning EO

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 12, 2017

BY CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT, Manila Times, JANUARY 12, 2017 T PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) to “accelerate” the implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RP/RH) law to ensure “zero unmet need” for contraception and reduce poverty, a senior Cabinet official announced on Wednesday.

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Population may exceed 105.7 M due to contraceptive shortage

Published by anna Date posted on January 3, 2017

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), January 3, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Lack of available contraceptives would easily make the Philippine population balloon to over 106 million this year, the Commission on Population (PopCom) declared yesterday.

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House committee OKs 130 days maternity leave

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 29, 2016

By Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star), October 29, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives Committee on Women and Gender Equality has endorsed for plenary approval a bill seeking to increase the maternity leave period to 130 days.

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Why RH matters: Teenage moms and childhood undernutrition

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 1, 2016

Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country Jee Y. Geronimo @jeegeronimo, September 01, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – With childhood undernutrition on the rise, government officials are raising the alarm over teenage pregnancy and its effects on the health…

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Teenage moms lose P33B in potential lifetime income

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 13, 2016

by Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco, August 13, 2016 ABOUT P33 billion is lost in potential lifetime income of women who get pregnant or give birth in their teen years, according to a study on teenage pregnancy in the Philippines.

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Meet Ava, the wearable that helps couples get pregnant

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 26, 2016

A Swiss startup wants to revolutionize reproductive health with a wristband that pinpoints a woman’s fertility window. by Samantha Rhodes, July 26, 2016 The Ava bracelet, worn at night, tracks nine physiological metrics, including pulse rate and skin temperature. There’s a wearable for just about everything these days. Fake nails to help you commute. A…

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Government may run out of contraceptives by 2018

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 13, 2016

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), July 13, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The government will run out of contraceptives for Filipino women within the next two years if the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court (SC) on reproductive health products is not lifted, the Commission on Population (Popcom) said yesterday.

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Children with children

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 10, 2016

Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 10th, 2016 Worrisome is the announcement of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that the Philippines is the only country in the Asia-Pacific with rising numbers of teenage pregnancies in the past two decades. It’s bad enough when there are more children than can be properly nourished and cared for in…

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Baby boom not quite a boon for Philippine youth

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 2, 2016

The population in the Philippines has grown five times to 100 million since 1950, while GDP has grown only 1.7 times. In this staunchly Catholic country, 12-year-olds can have consensual sex, but older teens need parental permission to get contraceptives.

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PHL lags in RH behind ASEAN neighbors, but making progress – PopCom

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 8, 2016

The executive director of the Commission on Population (PopCom) admitted that the Philippines lags behind other countries in Southeast Asia when it comes to reproductive health.

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UN, WHO: Reproductive health in the Philippines lags behind ASEAN neighbors

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 5, 2016

According to the World Health Organization, almost two out of three Filipinas are not using any birth control method. This results to unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions.

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Sexual and reproductive health among youth, women

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 4, 2016

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Sex before marriage has become more common among youth in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a recent report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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Teen pregnancy down in Asia-Pacific, except PH – report

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 3, 2016

There’s been little change in the number of teenage pregnancies in the Philippines, says a UN agency MANILA, Philippines – Young, sexually active, and clueless. That is how some unwanted pregnancies start out in the Philippines and elsewhere.

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RH champions awarded for contributions to family planning

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 29, 2016

Former Representative Edcel Lagman and Health Secretary Janette Garin’s efforts to promote family planning earn them international recognition BALI, Indonesia – Former Representative Edcel Lagman and Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette Garin were among the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Leadership for Family Planning Awards for their role in aiding the passage of…

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Misleading

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 15, 2016

It is really quite alarming to note that some people, including those in the media, are giving their own interpretations and conclusions about certain items currently hugging the headlines. This is very noticeable especially in the latest development on the Grace Poe disqualification cases pending in the Supreme Court (SC) as well as the recent…

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Rising number of teenage pregnancies alarms officials

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 12, 2016

In the Philippines, one girl aged 15 to 19 gives birth every two and a half minutes. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – Officials sounded the alarm on the rising number of teenage pregnancies in the country in a health forum on Tuesday (January 12).

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Reproductive health budget cut: A betrayal of women

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 9, 2016

This principle envisions individuals and communities who have been historically marginalized and rendered vulnerable to have the means to take care of themselves

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UN, former lawmakers alarmed at yanking of budget for contraceptives

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 8, 2016

MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE 2 – 2:10 p.m.) The P1 billion cut in the budget for contraceptives of the Department of Health has alarmed advocates of reproductive health. On Thursday, a day after Health Secretary Janette Garin made the revelation, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and PhilHealth Director Risa Hontiveros issued emailed statements expressing…

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Philippines population seen to hit 104M

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 3, 2016

Country’s population is projected to increase to 104 million this year as 1.5 million babies are expected to be born MANILA, Philippines – The country’s population is projected to increase to 104 million this year as 1.5 million babies are expected to be born, the Commission on Population (PopCom) said yesterday.

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Adolescence in crisis: Philippines’ island of teen mums

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 26, 2015

In the Philippines, about 14% of the female teenage population are either pregnant for the first time or are already a mother. GET REAL goes to Bamboo Creek, which has the nation’s highest prevalence of adolescent pregnancy.

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The reality of abortion in the Philippines

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 13, 2015

‘Permitting restrictions on women’s right to decide their own bodies perpetuate discrimination against women and inequality of women in law’ Abortion is a reality for Filipino women. The illegality of abortion has not deterred Filipino women from inducing unsafe abortion. It has only made it dangerous for them where estimates in 2012 show that 610,000…

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Abortion remains the terrible thing it is…so Pope Francis’ gesture means a lot

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 3, 2015

So that all may understand what Pope Francis is reported to have done for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, here is the current practice in the Church.

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Philippines’ family planning law finds challenges

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 18, 2015

MANILA—A long-awaited reproductive health law in the Catholic-majority Philippines that took effect a year ago is still facing challenges. Health service providers are dealing with a new Supreme Court order curbing some free contraception for the poor.

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UN: Philippine efforts to uphold women’s rights not enough

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 29, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines still falls short in preventing the violation of women’s reproductive rights despite its passage of a Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law in 2012, a report of a United Nations committee revealed.

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