The government of Yemen is committed to halving its maternal mortality rate (which is estimated to be 1400/100,000 live births) by the year 2000. In support of this safe motherhood initiative, Swedish Save the Children conducted a study of Yemeni women's attitudes about the quality of maternal and neonatal health services. Interviews with 250 mothe...
Revue européenne des migrations internationales
"Like the 1930s, the 1980s were characterized, in France, by a profound economic, social, and moral crisis.... The far right exploited the general mood of anxiety to place immigrants in the center of the debate, blaming the immigrant communities for the country's problems.... In the 1930s, the group designated as most dangerous was the Jews; in the...
Chinese journal of population science
This study is based on the analysis of data from a 1993-94 survey of 3034 unmarried men and women (1477 men and 1557 women) who visited the Beijing Hospital for Women and Children in Beijing, China. Visits were for premarital health care. Ages ranged from 18 years to 29 years. 49.97% were state employees or technical personnel, 31.1% were workers, ...
Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence
This study examines the educational status of 120 adolescent postpartum women in the US during 1987-88. Mothers were 14-19 years old at delivery. 53.1% were African American and 42.5% were Puerto Rican. All but 2 deliveries were first births. 71.7% lived with their own mothers. 64.6% came from families on welfare. The average number of years of com...
Colombia's National Project for Sex Education, established in 1993, seeks to change negative views of sexuality, further social justice through a redefinition of traditional gender roles, promote reproductive health and sexual responsibility, and encourage respect and self-determination within families. Given the racial and cultural diversity withi...
AIDS/STD health promotion exchange
To guide the development of adolescent reproductive health programs in Kenya, a national IEC survey was conducted with 1476 adolescents 15-19 years of age and 2894 of their parents. The survey was conducted in 1994 by the Johns Hopkins University Population Communication Services, in collaboration with the Kenyan National Council for Population Dev...
AIDS weekly plus
This news brief highlights the petition by the Zimbabwe Women and AIDS Support Network for government to make the female condom more easily available. The group is concerned about women's access to female contraception for preventing HIV infection, AIDS, and sexually transmitted diseases. Evidence from surveys indicate that people prefer female con...
This article "aims at the following topics: problems of health of pregnant women, sexual behaviour of young women and attitudes towards health." Data are from a 1993 survey on reproduction and health research in the Czech Republic. (SUMMARY IN ENG)
Glimpse (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
The study explores the issues relating to family planning method use by males in urban areas. Key informant interviews were held with men and women residing in selected wards of four randomly chosen zones in the Dhaka City Corporation, representing both slum and non-slum areas. Ward commissioners and a sample of health and family planning service p...
Sexually transmitted diseases
Some commercial sex workers (CSWs) believe that self-treatment with low-dose prophylactic antibiotics can protect them from contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV and AIDS. Such practice, however, provides no protection against STD, impedes STD screening efforts, and contributes to antibiotic resistance. 200 sexually active...