Reproductive Health

State of Population report highlights importance of education

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 3, 2017

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman, Businessworld, Nov 3, 2017 Jessica, not her real name, already has child of her own although she is a child herself at 14 years old. Jessica has seven siblings from different fathers; her mother is a vendor who receives meager income from selling fish.

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‘35 of 51 contraceptives safe, non-abortifacient’

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By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), Nov 3, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-five out of 51 contraceptives have so far been recertified as safe, effective and non-abortifacient by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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P34-B lost yearly due to teen pregnancy: ex-health chief

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 27, 2017

By Leilani Junio, Philippine News Agency, Sep 27, 2017 MANILA— The country incurs PHP34 billion in economic losses annually due to the high prevalence of teenage pregnancy, former health secretary, Dr. Esperanza Cabral, said.

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Philippines sees rise in multiple teen pregnancies to older men

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 21, 2017

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One in three Filipinas still rely on natural contraception methods: study

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 9, 2017

By CNN Philippines Staff, Aug 9, 2017 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 9) – One in every three Filipino women who used contraceptives relied on rhythm and withdrawal over modern artificial contraceptive methods, a study said.

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Duterte’s first SONA, one year later: Universal health care and the RPRH Law

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 24, 2017

By JESSICA BARTOLOME, GMA News, Jul 24, 2017 Every State of the Nation Address is both a look back and a look ahead—to the President’s accomplishments the previous year, and to what he or she plans to do next.

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PH faces tough challenge in population control

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 12, 2017

By: Eunice Barbara C. Novio, INQUIRER.net US Bureau , Jul 12, 2017 Bangkok—Despite the world’s efforts to curb the population growth due to dwindling resources and the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) continuous effort to protect the rights of the women, the Philippines remains at the bottom when it comes to full implementation of reproductive…

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Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 11, 2017

On World Population Day, experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines Jee Y. Geronimo, Rappler, Jul 11, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Imagine this: Every day, 5 girls aged 10 to 14 become pregnant or give birth in the Philippines.

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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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Duterte gov’t approves 120 days maternity leave with pay for female workers, 150 days for solo parents

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 6, 2017

YenAnonymous March 06, 2017 The Senate on Monday, March 06, approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to expand the maternity leave to 120 days with 22 affirmative votes and zero negative votes.

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Senate OKs bill raising maternity leave to 120 days

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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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